I'm not an AVID seamstress, but I do really enjoy sewing! I use a fairly old sewing machine, it's a Brother sewing machine. My mom used to sew regularly, she would make purses, and if I remember correctly she sewed a pair of pants for me once. For the past few years our sewing machine had been collecting dust, but one day I hopped up and said, "Today, I sew." My mom showed me the ropes and I took it from there. I have made camera straps, a pouch for my camera, and other little pouches to use as places put little bits and bobs. I would like to soon figure out how to make some shorts/pants. I have always thought about how cool it would be to make my own clothes.