I just wanted to thank you for the your insight and information that you are sharing with us. This is my first time on the Craftster website/forum. I checked out the first link which gives the car analogy (I like that!) I know this was posted in ''07 but hopefully you or someone else will spot it.
Let me share a little bit about my interest in sewing. I have only ever really sewed once before and that was when I was in sixth grade and I am now 25. I remember being excited to learn but when it actually came time to use the machine I was afraid of the machine''s needle stabbing my fingers or something. I did like hand sewing some stitches and the satisfaction of completing the (one) project I got to do.
Fast forward and I''m still curious and hoping to give sewing another try. I really, really want to purchase a machine and then, hopefully, take a class. I love to watch the red carpet pre shows and browse through fashion mags like InStyle and Vogue for beautiful dresses and dream of making gowns (or even clothes of my own). Ok. Let''s go with the car analogy. I''m kind of a luxury girl so the Mercedes Benz interests me (even though I hear Lexus is better and the high end brand of Toyota''s).
I want something that is portable (it seems that sewing center and anyone that teaches request or suggest this). I really, really want to get something brand new but if I have to I will consider one that is used. I heard plastic is bad and I certainly want something that is mechanical. I''ve heard that it''s best just to get a straight stitch, that I''ll learn more from it due to limits (force me to be creative or something). I''m not sure if you or anyone wants to chime in with your opinion on that but I''d love to hear your suggestions.
Thank you and I''m glad to have found craftster as well as your thread!