I know many people who own a beautiful new sewing machine... but they keep sewing on their tired and true old sewing machine. Why? I think it is because they have never taken the time to adjust to using the new sewing machine. How do I know... because I am as guilty as the next person. Learning to operate a new sewing machine with new presser feet and levers in a different location can try your patience when you have a project you are trying to finish. What I finally did was to set myself up with simple to sew projects rather that an big project that took all my concentration. By sewing simple projects, the sewing was simple enough that it freed me to pay more attention to the machine and get in new habits when it came to reaching for a lever and playing with needle position. So if you have a new sewing machine waiting for you, don't wait for the old machine to break down! Read the manual and start some simple projects!