Marie is a regular at Idea Box. On her first visit about a few months ago, she was preparing for a Comic Con and needed a costume. A sewing machine novice then, she has since learned how to thread a bobbin and a sewing machine needle. She has also learned how to sew seams, and has applied her new skills to making Carolina Panthers pillows for family members and friends. Marie's mother passed away years ago, and with her went sewing knowledge as Marie had never learned to sew. Using the free services of the Idea Box sewing machine has helped her share her mother's love of sewing, while feeding her love of making and creating.