Not only was it on sale at the amazing price of $199, but it came along with a choice of a free gift! Choose between a pair of fabric scissors, or a sewing kit. It was a hard decision to make, but I finally decided on the (last) pair of good shears :)
Had a bit of trouble with the machine itself (first machine we got busted, had to go back to the store on the next day to get it exchanged) + threading the machine & loading the bobbin. High school did give us a crash course on sewing back in the days of Home Economics, but I was 14 years old and too "cool" to care.
Yet all's good, all's good! Surprised even myself!
Sew project #1: tote bag!
Moving on to screen-printing experiments-s-s!