I learned to sew when I was a Girl Scout. It was very important to earn as many badges as you could before you 'crossed the bridge' to the next level of scouting. I fell in complete awe of the power of a sewing machine and what satisfaction there was in all of the cutting and pinning.
When my oldest son was young he was very interested in learning how to sew with a needle and thread. I would thread the needle and give him scrapes of material to put together. He took off from there. Even in high school he would alter his clothes. No, he didn't go in to clothing design.
Can you sew a stitch? Fix a button, patch a rip, darn a sock?