This mini sewing machine is compact,portable and ideal for all your sewing needs. It comes pre-threaded and ready to use. It features power alloy gears to guarantee long time use and comes with a pedal for easy foot control. It is powered by 4 AA Batteries or AC adaptor. An Ideal choice for quick repairs, small projects and beginners, the machine comes pre-threaded and ready to use, simply plug it into the power outlet to get started. It has two speed controls with a slow rate for delicate sewing and small sections and a maximum rate for larger areas and quick application.