This portable compact sewing machine is lightweight and powerful. Easily fix apparel and drapery. Perfect solution for on the spot repairs. Use without taking down drapes or stripping bedsheets. No need to even get undressed. Fit this in your hand bag and never dread a hole again. Works great for silks, denim, wool, leather and crafts. Just full the bobbin with the color thread of your choice, insert the bobbin, thread the machine and turn it on. Easy to operate with a chain stitch pattern. Works with four AA batteries.