You know the saying "never judge a book by its cover," well never judge a sewing machine by it's COLOR. After spending two months searching for a 110V to 240V power converter and buying dressmakers' scissors, chalk, pins, seam rippers, tracing paper and fabric, I discovered that my green John Lewis Mini sewing machine can't sew! I knew I was buying it for aesthetic reasons (it being Green) and not performance but I did not think it would suck this hard. Anyways, tough lesson learned: when on vacation in London don't bring home a sewing machine. Now I've hit a snag in my USMNT outfits until I find/buy/borrow a real sewing machine. Leads anyone?