I have found an alternative use for my sewing machine in that I'm using it to make home made Valentines Day cards. Instead of using tape or glue I simply sewed my papers to the card which gave the card a cute craft look. You could probably also use this same idea if you did scrapbook pages. But for my cards I simply took some of my scrapbook supplies like paper and shape cutters and a picture of MacchiOTTo and created my card. And, I thought this project was good practice for me in using the machine and I'm getting much better at making a bobbin now.