There's a Sewing Machine to suit every budget, when your buying you machine go to a shop where you can have a go of the machines, that way you can make sure your happy before you buy. If you have a small budget or don't know if you will like sewing purchase a cheap machine and when your budget improves or you fall in love with sewing you can sell your machine and purchase a more expensive one.
T - Thread
Buy quality thread its stronger and won't snap. If your on a budget like I was buy the basic colours, Black, White and Beige these colours go with most things. When I was ready to build my collection i bought a job lot of thread of eBay for around £20.
U - Under Stitch
Often if your making something with lining or interfacing and you notice that it starts to show,do a line of stitching along the seem on the piece you don't want to see and it will hold the piece of lining or interfacing down.
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