When my mom and grandma came to visit they brought me my grandmother's old sewing machine. She got it used when she got married so it is much older than me. I finally tried it out and I can work it. It doesn't have a manual so I'm proud of myself for figuring out how to thread it. My mom showed me when she was here, but I can't remember anything. I have a greater appreciation for sewing after learning to crochet and knit. I have an instant product when sewing, while crocheting and knitting may take months for a semi-finished product.