In fact, I'm beginning to scare myself.......... This morning I repaired a bag strap for my DD's friend using the instructions "Sewing from the edge of thick fabric" and "locking the foot in horizontal position to avoid slipping". It worked!
(I have made her promise to never, ever, ever volunteer me again as a 'Thank you'. I might be quilter one day, ain't ever gonna be that dressmaker, lol.))