I was thinking about buying a sewing machine this month. I have a lot of free time on my hands and would like to make a few blankets and nice things for baby. Not to mention the mountain of projects I have envisioned (beginning with bedroom curtains!).
There is a fabric store nearby. After I pick a sewing machine (and figure out how to use it) I guess I should pick something simple like a blanket for my first project?
I wonder if a class would be helpful, or if I should just try and follow a store-bought pattern.
Any suggestions for a beginner's sewing kit or items that are nice to have on hand for projects?