I have a sewing machine. I know how to use it. I've used it a couple of times to mend, to decorate a project, to make pillow cases and a very simple table skirt. Oh I and I also made a pair of shorts for myself and tiny clothes (which turned out deformed) for my Pullip and Blythe dolls. Never really got into it because I'm not so patient with patterns. But the sewing machine is handy. It is a must-have in any home.