We obviously like this machine - we use it in our workshops. The Husqvarna Emerald 118 is a solid machine that isn't too complicated to use. A good all-rounder; it enables you to learn the basic principles of how a sewing machine works and it's built-in speed control is perfect for the more timid sewers.
It has many practical features you will love; i.e. the built-in needle threader, a handy Sewing Guide Reference Chart, a hard cover for storage and an effortless one-step buttonhole.