You don't need sewing machine, you hand stitch anything that might need to be stitched. I use "Tarzan's Grip" glue (i think you can only get it in australia & NZ) i have never had a complaint about ribbon coming undone or rosettes falling off. DO NOT USE A GLUE GUN! i can stretch this point enough. They are messy & painful. If you have a hot day your work will just melt and fall apart.