Originally Posted by mfurn
Don't be afraid! Basic sewing machines are super easy to use. What kind do you have? It might be worth it to take it to a local sewing repair shop to give it a good tune-up. You can find most operators manuals, even for super old machines, on-line. Check and see if you can find it on-line and read through it, you'll see it's not that hard at all! They are easy and it would be worth the little time and money if you want to makes dresses to sell.
Thanks for the tips. I am not sure what type it is, it is stored at my dad's house until I can get there to get it. I just know it is very very old. My grandmother would be around 110 if she were alive today and she used it when my father was growing up. It's pretty much ancient. I love that about it though.
I will look into finding a book online and maybe getting it tuned up. I would feel extra proud if I was using the machine she used way back then to build my business now.