Hello!  First a bit of background – I am a beginner.  In as much as I can just about figure out how to thread my mum’s ancient Singer sewing machine, kind of; I can sew in a straight line, kind of; and I can measure things, sort of.

So my family (husband and 18 month old daughter) and I moved to a bigger house – with a ‘spare’ room…  I mentioned to my husband that I fancied getting a sewing machine which he encouraged (very odd! – until the moment I said I’d bought one he said he was buying a moped to tinker with… He obviously set his sights on the garage we acquired in the move just like I did with the third bedroom – ha ha!).