“Managed to break my mum’s 25-year-old Brother machine when I was 11 – I was “playing” with it. Put me off sewing for a while but I bought my first Singer hand machine when was I was 19. Still got it and it still works like a dream!” – Jeni T.
“On my eighth birthday! I am 58 now and I still love to sew! It was a child’s mini Elna sewing machine. Think it was Swiss made and I loved it. I made my mum and I an apron each out of her old dining room sunflower curtains. She even made some dolls clothes on it for me! Wish I still had it!” – Julie C.
“ I used my mother’s Kenmore until I was 19. Then I moved away from home and got my own machine. I finally got my first Singer (Imperial) in 1994 and still use it. It’s a plain machine and not computerized, but I will keep on using it.” – Barbara L.