In my opinion the best way to learn sewing is to do everything by hand without a sewing machine. I learned how to sew by doing it by hand first. I started with quilts when I was getting serous about learning. I later got into stuffed animals and hand bags. Now I am working my way into sewing clothing. I have been sewing for almost four years now.
For those of you who sew; "How did you get into sewing and how long have you been sewing?"