I've just bought my first sewing machine...a Janome DC3050 on special for $499 (or rather, it's an early birthday present from DH and from my Mum but couldn't resist the special price...)
Now I have no idea what to start with as a project! I have sewed before at school and made basic garments like a simple skirt and shirts etc but I was never very good (actually, I only took the subject at all because I got kicked out of Latin...).
Any suggestions for where to begin?? I bought it mainly so that I could make basic kids things for DS, particularly fancy dress costumes etc but I'm not completely anti making things for myself or for the home if I could be certain they wouldn't look as awful as my early efforts in the '80s when I was at school...
Also, I need to stock up on a basic bits & pieces kit - what do you think is essential before getting started? (I mean things like pins, scissors, tailor's chalk, tape measure etc)
Thanks in advance!
Edited by SmallDarkandHandsome, 18 November 2008 - 01:17 PM.