I learned to sew at age 11 in Home Ec.
The first thing I ever made was a drawstring gym bag.
Then a circle skirt. (They were "in" back then. No guessing my age....)
And I've been thankful for that Home Ec class ever since. I also knit, crochet, etc but my favorite hobby is by far sewing/quilting. (That teacher also attempted to teach me to cook but that's a sad story :-) )