I think a lot of people have an interest in sewing but are easily overwhelmed by the technology or the cost of buying a machine. ReadyMade Magazine has created a video sewing tutorial that helps people get over that first hump.
I was planning to offer a Sewing 101 class this fall in Gainesville, but wasn't organized in time to offer it through the UF Leisure Courses program. Anyone out there interested in learning how to sew on a sewing machine? I might be able to find another spot to host a class. If so, drop a comment here or email me at sassycrafter (at) gmail (dot) com.