I am brand new to sewing (and brand new to the discussion group as well) and am buying my first machine. Any comments that you can share regarding brands to look for/avoid as well as features that are a must would be appreciated. I am looking to spend in the $200 range. Thanks! -MlleHouse
P.S. What are your thoughts on buying a used machine? I was told by someone that it may be my best bet for getting a great machine at a good price, but I’m hesitant about it.