Ceil, I have a ripped pair that need repair.
There are a lot of youtube videos you can access such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1uwyo_EgF4
Here is my dog wearing a heavy flannel jacket I made for him. He had to have a haircut to get fleas under better control, and it's too cold for him. I found this extra thick shirt at Goodwill, shortened the sleeves, shortened it, and cut the tail to fit. It looks a little strange, but he seems to like it. It's machine washable - good for flea control - and old dogs need the extra warmth.
Gerald, I do OK. I'll try almost anything. When I decided to wear bow ties instead of traditional neckties, I had all of those neckties and bow ties are expensive. So, I dis-assembled my favorite neckties, and used a bow tie as a pattern to convert them. Almost all of the bow ties I wear are converted from neckties.
I also repair my clothes. I don't think I'm good enough to actually make most things.
I can sew a button on but that's about my limit. It takes a calm temper to these type of crafts; I've got a seamstress that lives around the corner from me and she saves me a lot of nervous energy!!!
How do I describe my craft?
Ma and Pa Nature use a variety of chemical elements to make trees. People bring the trees down and saw them into a variety of pieces. I take some of these pieces, saw them into more pieces and nail, screw or glue them together and use the finished pieces in a variety of ways.
In short, my craft is woodwork and I've made most of the furniture in my abode.
I have not yet lost a finger to a saw.