As I was ripping out a seam that I sewed too late last night, I remembered my Grandma and Mom telling me to stop sewing when I got tired or I'd just make mistakes that I had to rip out the next day. (I think I heard "told you so" being whispered in my ear this morning.) I've been sewing since I was 5 and was taught by my Mom and Grandma (my Dad's mother.) I remember spending a week or two at Grandma's every summer and we'd go pattern and material (we never called it "fabric") shopping on the first day and then I'd make the outfit under Grandma's watchful eye. By the time I was in Junior High, I was making all of my own clothes. Who taught you to sew and what tips do you remember and use to this day?