I have many people tell me that they wished they could sew, as if the skill is something that has passed them by. It is never too late to teach yourself how to sew. It does not take much to begin.
First, you need a sewing machine. Ask around. There is probably a neighbor who has one in their closet that they would love to loan to you. You may even get a free sewing lesson from them. If you can't find one to borrow, I recommend the Janome Sew Mini. This is a beginner, no frills simple machine.
The Singer 7258 has more bells and whistles and many more stitch options.
The next thing you need is a supply kit. The least expensive and best kit I have found is the Dritz Start-To-Sew Kit. Simplicity, Singer, and Sewing Basket each make a similar kit. I have tried them all and found the Dritz kit to be superior to the other brands.
Now choose a beginner project.
Beginner Project 1: Tissue Pack Cover
Beginner Project 2: The Instant Gratification Pillow
Visit my Pinterest-Beginner Sewing Projects for more projects.
The most fun part is the fabric. I love the Fat Quarter Shop:
These are some of my favorites right now:
To teach you the basics of the sewing machine, take this FREE online class:
You will be amazed at what you can create.