HI.. I hv the same machine. It's a good starter embroidery machine and of course, it's a sewing machine as well. The only thing about 270D is that it can only embroider up to 4x4 and none bigger.
I'm sure others will provide more reviews.
I love mine! =) as I only embroider ribbons. As far as using it as a sewing machine, I kinda stayed away from using it as a sewing machine (just my preference
). Bought another cheap one just for sewing.