Recommendations on a sewing machine?

Recommendations on a sewing machine?

I am contemplating the purchase of a sewing machine as a gift. Said sewing machine needs to be portable, sturdy, and relatively straightforward and easy for people with low experience to use. It's hopefully going to a high school theatre's costume department. So, since we are all fabulous domestic deities, what are your recommendations?
second post.

second post.

We Have TOMATOES!!!

We Have TOMATOES!!!

Weed I.D.

Weed I.D.

Can you tell me what’s wrong with my marigolds?

Can you tell me what’s wrong with my marigolds?

new room, so much space!

new room, so much space!

my room!

my room!