I am often asked to teach people how to sew. From what I can tell, their is a fair amount of interest out there. What I gleen from many would be sewers is that they believe the whole proces is mysterious and difficult. In actuality, it is mearly learning some glossary type definitions (bias, selvage, etc.), having a rudimentary knowledge of how a sewing machine (specifically yours) works, and the ability to follow directions (i.e. a pattern).