I'm not sure why I learnt to sew. My Nan did a lot of sewing, but it's never been one of Mum's favourite things to do. I think when I was about 13 or 14 I realised I could get a lot more clothes out of my clothes allowance if I learnt to sew.
We had no other sewing machine than this, which was my Grandmother's and once I decide I want to learn something I have to do it immediately. So I made it work and this is what I started sewing on. Mum uses it as a side table at the moment, but one day all it will need is a clean and I think it will go again.