I'll be starting sewing classes in a few weeks. Part of the prep works involves making sure the machine I'm using is in good working condition. Um, but, uh, I don't know how to sew so how can I test the machine I'm taking the class to learn how to use? Hmmm. The answer turned out to be spend an evening at the kitchen table drinking wine and calling over the husband every time assistance was needed. In the end, I was able to successfully wind the bobbin with the thread I'll need for the project we're doing (an apron, in my case a Spiderman apron for Hen), thread the needle, and stitch a sample piece of fabric together using the foot pedal. Phew.