I had my first sewing lesson on Monday evening. I was a bit nervous, but Sue, the tutor, was very nice and I soon felt relaxed. She asked me about my sewing experience and my aims and then took me through the basics of the machine I'd be using (which is quite similar to mine at home), trying out different stitches and trying to sew straight lines (much more difficult than I thought!) My sewing has always been a little wiggly and I discovered that this was because I was watching the needle and not the edge of the foot.
I really enjoyed the lesson and am looking forward to the next one!