Is it possible to find a **cheap** sewing machine for a one-handed beginner (or one at all)?
Sewing is something I've always longed to be able to do but always thought it was beyond me due to physical disability (easiest way to describe is think stroke victim my one entire side is weak with only gross motor control on that side). However recently some friends suggested that with the RIGHT machine I could probably learn to machine sew. However I have no idea on how to FIND the right machine. Mainly what I'd eventually like to do is sew medieval and renaissance era clothing (do reenactments). I'll probably have to stick to the simpler styles but being able to make my own at all would not only be cheaper but give me a fulfilling hobby to fill the many hours I sit home alone. I want to figure out what machines might work for me considering my disability, my total lack of experience, and a fairly limited budget (read dirt poor but if I can find one that would really work I'll save somehow... this is something I've wanted to learn for many years and my one asset is TIME). So the question is any suggestions?