When I was 8 or 9 I remember my mom was sewing a pair of pants for my dad. And I wanted to learn to see too. As practice she would draw a maze on a piece of paper and let me "sew" through it without thread. With it only poking holes, I had lots of practice making the needle go where I wanted. Here is my first sewing project I was able to do myself. (With help sewing the final edge) A simple pillow that I still have on my bed today. I was so proud when I made it and it reminds me how awesome it really is to create something from nothing.