I haven't used a sewing machine since I was about 11, which is a very long time ago. And I was rubbish at it then. What are the chances of me being better at it now? Are modern machines more user friendly? Am I likely to be any better at sewing in a straight line? I fancy having a go at something creative during the coming (long, boring) winter months and it just appeals. I don't want to make clothes, but would like to be able to make cushion covers, hem curtains and little craft-type projects. Any advice or suggestions for alternative outlets for my rather limited arty/crafty talents? And not crochet, please - can't stand the end product! Thanks!