I had a very nice singer portable sewing machine until we decided to move 1500 milea away from home and had to take a very small uhaul so I gave it too my aunt.It was great to have but I want another one. I normally only sew on buttons and fix small holes or rips with a simple needle .
I can do both. I have my grandmothers sewing machine beast, its like 30yrs old but it is a heavy duty one and it's the one she taught me to sew on. I also have a newer one that my father-in-law set me up with last year for my bday
Would have picked both if that were an option. I love my sewing machine for making new things (crafty projects, pajamas, even some clothes), and I like to sew by hand for little things like hemming my pants and fixing ripped seams. Also, I do needlepoint/cross stitch.