So last week I bought myself a new sewing machine - it's a Singer 7256 Fashion Mate. Fully computerised, I have been playing with it the past few days and reacquainting myself with sewing - it has been a LONG while since I used a machine for much more than a straight stitch.
I absolutely love this machine - I got a GREAT deal on it (it's on sale at Lincraft right now for $249 - the Singer website says RRP $699!) and it does lots of GREAT things - it frankly makes me look much better at this than I am.
I took myself to Thread Den in Collingwood last Friday evening for a introductory refresher class where I made this purse - yes the appliqué on the front was a little drunk. I am going back soon for a refresher on inserting zips.
My plan is not grand - to be able to make myself some skirts and basic things, some new curtains and to be able to take up hems when I need to (I am 5'3" - taking up hems is a necessity!).