Prototype for a beginner's sewing machine

I've taken sewing lessons a few times, but I quickly forget how to use the machine - threading it, winding a bobbin, setting the tension, etc. Sarah Dickins has designed a new sewing machine for beginners. It's nice looking and her mechanism demo is cool. Good luck to her!

Sarah Dickins, a designer from Loughborough university, tackles beginner frustations with sewing machines. 'Alto,' her innovative touch-controlled sewing machine, simplifes speed control by eliminating the pedal and also guides the user through threading.

(Via Adafruit)