A bunch of people have mentioned that they can't sew or sewed a long time ago.
And that's pretty much true for me too. My aunt taught me to sew when I was eight. It was A: not easy, and B: very humbling.
But like everything else in the world, I got better with practice. I used my grandmother's sewing machine, an actual antique, and I got better and more proficient. I'd like to say that I'm not actually very good, and most of my sewing goes into making costumes. Because they aren't usually for everyday wear (I wish, the clothes I make for myself fit better than the ones I buy for myself!) I take short cuts, and those are risky, but sometimes it pays off....
Sometimes it makes a hat that has to be remade completely.
And yes, sewing is an awful lot like writing.
(Here's the hat.)