Twenty plus years ago my mother gave me some pre-wedding advice (not about THAT ~shudder~) about purchasing this:
She told about a lady selling her sewing machine. She suggested I buy it before I got married. She pointed out after I got married I wouldn't want to spend the money on something like this. She was right. I probably wouldn't have spent the money on it. So I parted with $125.00 of my hard-earned money just a few weeks before my wedding. I'm glad I purchased this used sewing machine. It has come in so handy over the years. I pretty much sew straight lines [ well ok. I'm stretching that one "almost" straight lines I should say ] I don't sew clothing to wear except for Halloween Costumes like this.
I usually just do mending or make projects with my machine. It is pretty basic.
I step on the pedal and it goes. --- when I have the bobbin in correctly. ;)
I thought I would share some of the projects I have done with my machine:
I had this idea for my craft table. It is just a 6 ' folding table. I made this skirt to go around it and secured it with Velcro sticky strip to make it stay on. This is in our guest bedroom.
The skirt hides all my stamping/scrapbooking/ craft supplies.
I got really adventurous a couple of years ago and made a comforter and valance for Leah's room. I could not find bedding that I liked for her room. She has kind of a "Paris" theme going on in there. So I came across this fabric and decided that was what I had been searching for.
I made the comforter and the valance. I DID NOT make the pillow shams. I left those to a professional. I knew I couldn't manage those corners. They look so much better than I could have done.
Thanks Mom for your advice. It has served me well over the years.