This topic has been discussed multiple times but my requirements are a little different. My mom is 55yrs old and she is very interested in stitching. She has an old Meritt sewing machine which she uses but nowadays she is unable to take the exertion. And she is a sew-aholic who will try stitching when she has even little time to spare. I am planning to gift her a compact motorised sewing machine for her birthday. The requirements are below. 1. Compact and motorised (must have) 2. Embroidery option or not?: She is not into embroidery. Just stitching and zig-zag. She is interested in embroidery but didnt try it till now. But i am planning to give her something which can handle basic embroidery 3. Ease of use: I dont want to overwhelm her with ones that have loads of options. Looking for easy to use machine which she can pick up easily 4. Budget: 10k or below I have seen models both in Singer and Usha but i am confused seeing the similar models. I heard that there are many other brands available nowadays. Please suggest me the models you have used.