So, how about things that you'd like to have, esp things that are new fashion this year as those are usually cost more to buy already made, and things that will allow you to learn a new skill. I have no idea whether you'd like any of these, but they're easy to make and you can learn trimming, zips, snaps, buttonholes, piping, binding, serging, and just getting comfy with your new machines from making them: beach bag, sun brain protector, roll-up beach mat, decorated flip flops, wrap around for coming out of the shower, headband, sundress, rain poncho that folds up into a little bag, green totes for groceries, pillows for your bed, backpack when you get more experience, whatever YOU really like.
Thaaaanks for the great ideas! I've really been wanting to make a sun dress. I got a few patterns from Walmart and have been looking them up online. (I'm a better artist than seamstress so drawing patterns isn't too hard
And the teddy bears I make aren't too hard. Just two front pieces and a back piece, I learned this pile of flesh a looongg time ago.