Love it! Such a great way to spend that gift- and you could do everything you want with it too if you calculate it creatively.
You could put some towards the machines, then get your friends and other ladies to come and join you and create a co-operative shop where you all learn, teach each other and sew for profit and then you could take on young apprentices and interns and then every time someone reaches a milestone- that's the reason the have a little party to celebrate!
Imagine all of the women and girls that you could help there buy investing in their futures.
I wish you all the luck in the world and can't wait to see your plans come to fruition and be totally successful! 😀