Originally Posted by lvleph
Go to a sewing store and spend $100. It won't be the best machine, but it should work until you decide to go crazy like me. One day everything in my pack will be homemade. In fact, my trail name probably should be homemade. I am even eating homemade granola right now.
$100 should get you a good machine. If you want to spend I little more, I spent $250 an got a killer machine from the late 50's.
On the homemade thing I am working on it. The materials for the quilts should be in tomorrow or the next day. The down should be in next week. Now all that is left is to start making clothes. I am thinking of making the thru-hiker down jacket next month before I leave. Rain gear and hiking clothes will have to wait until this winter.