Thank you for the advice! That bag is really cute. I would totally make one for make up bag or something. I was hoping to learn to do little projects first and then when i'm a lot more advanced, making some clothes for myself. Nothing crazy complicated of course.
You can usually find the manual online, often for free. Search the brand and model number of your machine, with the word "manual" Invest in a little can or bottle of sewing machine oil, and learn to clean and oil the machine. It will reduce problems and make the machine last longer.
You'll probably only need to use a couple of knobs right off the bat; stitch length (generally, longer for thicker fabrics, shorter for thin ones), maybe the zig zag width, and possibly the tension.
Thank you. That's good to know. My mom had 3 different machines. I'll try to see which one looks the least complicated and search for the manual on that. There's a few clothes seams that have just come undone that I want to sew back together too. Lol