Just bought myself a new sewing machine. I bought it in a little sewing shop on Talbot Street in Dublin their website is http://www.sewingmachinesireland.ie/. I went for the Jenome 2200xt it is a great machine for beginners it has a few different feet for doing hems, button holes and zips. It also has a great selection of stitches. I also decided to go with this brand as Kirsty Allsopp of Location,Location, Location fame recommends it on her show Kirstys Homemade Home.