Hey folks, I've decided to give sewing a go, for a second time. I have wanted to make my own gear (I have a number of hair-brained ideas) for sometime now. I took a class a few years ago, but it didn't quite take. The thread feed from the bottom just threw me... Amazingly, the wife is amenable with spending the money for a sewing machine. I suggested we get one AND take a class together, so I guess that helped. Can anyone recommend an all around sewing machine that can sew webbing, Cordura, etc., as well as standard clothing, for under $500. I looked and found a PFAFF 262, with table for 200 bucks on Craigslist, but my wife wants something more modern/easier to use. So I researched and came across this one: Janome HD3000 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine with 18 Built-In Stitches + Hard Case (specs on Amazon) Any thoughts/recommendations? Thanks!