I purchased a used serger and the one problem with that is having to read the manual and trying to figure it out. I found a place in New Hampshire that will give lessons...located in Peterborough and called Sewitsold...its a wonderful shop with many vintage sewing machines. The owner really knows sewing machines and is really nice! Best of all...sewing lessons...its amazing how hard it is to find lessons on how to use a machine unless you purchase it at the shop you bought it at. I am excited to start learning!