I started knitting as a kid, and since then I have probably thrown away more failed projects than I have kept successful ones. I am more a “process” knitter than a “product” one, although I do enjoy having a product every once in a while. I often have several products “in process,” just to keep life interesting.
I learned how to sew when I was pregnant with my daughter. Like with most of my crafty work, I am self taught and rely on trial and error. It’s all part of the process.