I was new to serging, though have been sewing for over 40 years on a regular machine. Everyone hears such horrible stories about serging: the horror of threading the machine, how to handle all those cones of thread, and more, so I never felt I had the time to learn something new that might be tricky.
This machine, however, is perfect for a novice serger. It's not totally overloaded with features that you won't understand as a beginner, but it has enough features that you will be satisfied with the projects you can undertake (seams, decorative serging, etc., that you can use on clothing, curtains, crafts, pillows, and even quilting with unique exposed seams!). After opening the carton (and I had let it sit unopened for a few months, thinking I had to set a block of time apart for it), in three days I have made two blouses and a bedspread! I definitely recommend this machine.