I started on a shoe string budget. Buying machines at about $80 each. Six years later, a few moves, and things continue to perk along!! I have been a KCS teacher for almost 7 years now and have had numerous girls and boys come to my studio. If you sew, and want to share your talents with the children in your community, I strongly recommend that you use this program. I am very pleased with this program, as are all of my students and parents!