@Gucci that is stunning! And the fact you hand sewed it to boot is exceptional.
If you are looking for a machine to learn on, I'd hit up a sewing machine repair shop or craigslist (altho the shop will guarantee its repair status) and for pretty cheap you can get a solid learner machine.
I have a few machines and my fav are the OLD ones. They are really sturdy and less complicated to learn on. I have Singer, but any brand will work for what you would be using it for. Good luck!