With the sewing machine and so often have to refer to my friend google or the handy piece of paper below that came with Janine (the Janome)
It's the trouble shooting part of the manual. It's taught me about tension a,d how important it is to keep your machine free of fluff. I defluffed Janine the other day when I found some paintbrushes in the big tidy up - she (not surprisingly to some) works much better now :)
Are you self taught at anything? Do you resort to google (or Twitter) for handy hints? Any tips you think I might need about sewing machines?