After seeing all of the awesome garments and sewn objects on Craftster I knew I needed a sewing machine. My best friend found a great 70's era Singer for me and now I'm testing it out with some simple projects. I'm a total beginner, so it isn't as elaborate as most things on this board, but I'm proud of my first attempt.
King size pillowcase from thrift store turned into a half apron. I used this tutorial, but skipped the pockets. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123434.0
Thanks for sharing your projects and ideas. I appreciate your comments, suggestions.