For many years, I contemplated purchasing a sewing machine. My mother had always enjoyed sewing but I never took the time to learn. After losing my job, I suddenly had a lot of time on my hands, and was also looking for ways to save money for my family. I took to the internet, read hundreds of cheap sewing machine reviews, and bought my first sewing machine.
I began by using the machine to mend items that were ready to be thrown out. Once my confidence grew, I began to alter a few things to make them seem new. I began to get excited about my growing skill and decided to try and create some new items. I began by sewing a darling summer dress for my daughter. Imagine my pride when I saw a similar dress hanging in the mall with a whopping price tag of $45! My version (which I dare say was cuter) cost only $6.50 to make. I was off and running and had caught the sewing bug.
I continue to make clothing items for my family, as well as items for my home. I highly recommend the purchase of a sewing machine but I do caution that you should read lots of sewing machine reviews first to help narrow down the selection of a machine.