I sew too. My mom taught me to embroider when I was four, and I could make my own clothing by the time I was seven (I got second place in the fair for a shorts-and-shirt set I made)
I've dabbled in most of the fiber arts and I live with the philosophy that most things worth owning are worth knowing how to make, or at least how to fix, yourself. (Big, expensive, finicky items like TVs, computers, and refrigerators are the exception, but even those I like to have at least a theoretical knowledge of what's going on inside to make them work). In other words, I try to be as resourceful as possible so ask me whatever questions and if I can't track down an answer, I may just experiment and come up with my own!
Just drop me a pm!
PS - what are you wanting to sew? Quilts, clothing, accessories, all of the above? Do you plan to do any hand-sewing? There are a few forums around for sewing, but I haven't found one as nice as KH.
recent FOs: Shedir cap, Bricks of Atlantis, Pirates Hat, Citrine Socklets, Teddy bears, 1 entrelac sock
OTN: scraps blanket, Shedir for Teenie, Ice Serpent Hat
NIL: Qiviuk tam re-visited; weatherproof gloves; sweaters
My knitting blog: http://emilai333.wordpress.com/