I just realized all the new things I have learned the last couple of years by using the internet. I'm sure some of this would have been possible with books, but I've got to tell you that videos on the internet are my favorite way to learn stuff now.
I taught myself to knit using the internet.
I learned how to quilt and applique using the internet, mostly from the great folks on this board.
I overcame my fear of sewing zippers using the internet.
I overcame my fear of having and using a serger using the internet.
I learned how to care for my garden on the internet.
I learned how to fix my toilet using the internet.
I'm in the process of converting two vintage sewing machines to hand cranks and making bases for
them using the internet.
What have you learned using videos and instructions from the internet?