learned as a child, by the time I was 10 was sewing my own cloths, (mom made beltloops to wide, collars not pointy ect.) I took sewing in high school to make my leather winter coat. did it in 2 weeks and was free from then on. I remember the girls having a hard time. I felt it was the worst place to learn sewing. I made a lot of money sewing their outfits and charging $1/button in 1975 for the girls.