Does Anyone Sew???

As I mentioned earlier, my favorite holiday gift was my new Singer 3116 machine. I bought all this material and several Butterick Patterns (everyone claims their easy). I'm already to get to work and whip me up a few chic dresses and possibly a jacket or two.....

However, I'm still reading the damn manual and still can't get the needle threaded. Needless to say I'm pissed and a little frustrated.
My 15 year old sister who's also my BFF and fashion protege/personal assistant/photographer/baby-sitter/confidant......(well you get the point) is equally excited about my new sewing adventures. Together we have been reading this manual cover to cover, broken some needles and become experts on bobbins.

If someone can sew or know of anyone willing to teach us a thing or two about this machine....Please, Pretty Please contact me.