I’ve started taking better care of my clothes since “the great closet clean out” – picking them up off the floor, sewing buttons that are dangling by a thread, actually reading the care labels and following them to the letter. I have even learned to darn and darned a few woollens – didn’t know I had it in me! I hope things I love now will last me longer this way.
But, I also have a pile of clothes that I don’t particularly love, things I would wear if only the hem were shorter, or if I could just take it in a smidge here or there… same for my kids clothes. I have been wondering about getting a cheap sewing machine and doing these repairs and minor alterations myself but I don’t know where to begin and the information online is overwhelming for a complete beginner.
Do you sew? Will I regret a cheap plasticy machine from somewhere like Walmart? Or is it wiser to keep it cheap and upgrade later if I enjoy and stick with sewing?
This is giving me an incentive to clear my office clutter out and make some space… hope to crack on with it today.