Well, for one thing, it has one of the most cleverly designed carrying cases I've ever seen. Check this out...
The handle folds down until you need it, just like the 301.
It makes acceptable stitches with only four built in stitch patterns including zigzag, blind stitch, multiple zigzag, and some type of lightning bolt thing which I guess is a stretch stitch. That's all she does!
- Low shank machine with belt drive/enclosed motor (I didn't get a look at the amps)
- Comes with ankle adaptor presser foot which takes snap-on feet
- Five stitch widths
- Four stitch patterns
- Three needle positions
- Enclosed bobbin winding mechanism (you have to remove the housing - which involves quite a number of screws - to get inside to change the bobbin winder tire or to oil the machine.)
- Class 66 plastic drop-in bobbins
- Raising plate system to bypass feed dogs
- push and release button for reverse stitching (at least I won't ever "forget" and leave it in reverse with this machine)