To those who use sewing machines for sewing clothes...?

I haven't sewn in years-decades actually, and I want to get a sewing machine, simple forward, reverse, zigzag and button hole. My idea is to sew some tops for me and make dickies for my daughter. If I haven't sewn in decades, do you think I should take classes or is general sewing knowledge going to be... show more I haven't sewn in years-decades actually, and I want to get a sewing machine, simple forward, reverse, zigzag and button hole. My idea is to sew some tops for me and make dickies for my daughter. If I haven't sewn in decades, do you think I should take classes or is general sewing knowledge going to be enough. (I did work as a serger in a baker mits place about 15 years ago.) Thanks for any advice on classes and is a basic machine okay, I don't plan to use fancy stitches. (I do hand embroidery.)
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