Originally Posted by chibi_saru
Well it depends on how comfortable you feel with a sewing machine. you should try to start with a simple machine and take some scrap fabric and get the dials right. Also. NEVER GO FAST ON THE MACHINE. I've burned thread clean through and I've almost got my finger snagged in the needle.
Good gracious, how fast were you going?! I've never managed that, and I've broken needles from going too fast. Once a malfunctioning machine even sent a part of a needle into my chin, but I've never burned the thread. 0.0