I did it! I really did it. I learned how to use a sewing machine. Now I'm a triple crafty nerd: I can knit, crochet, and sew. And I like to combine all three into a single project whenever possible! YAY!
So far, I have made box bags and headbands (Google or Bing search for tutorials on either) and starting Monday, I will be working on two projects simultaneously: a DIY cardigan (tutorial here) and a messenger bag (made from a variety of tutorials of different bags).
I am most looking forward to the DIY cardigan because I have never sewn a garment before. And the tute seems simple enough with my (so far) basic skills. I am making a short sleeved cardigan from a Men's Medium V-necked Fruit of the Loom t-shirt. I will be using contrasting thread and buttons, most likely in blue or aqua, maybe even white.
Many of the items I make are for sale, but currently just for people I can meet face to face--that seems to be the best business method for me at this present moment, though I hope to make a leap online in the future.
If you have any questions about any of the things I do, let me know. I'll gladly answer you.