I started sewing when I was a young girl. My mom helped me get started, then I made some things in the 4-H club. That helped me a lot, because they had a "4-H Dress Review" once a year, where you could model what you made. They made a big event out of it, teaching us how to walk on stage, as well as giving us some basic etiquette and manners classes. Sort of a mini Charm class, I guess.
I won first place Beginners division with my gingham skirt and triangle scarf! I was so proud. I think I wore that set everywhere I went. I looked like a little peasant girl, but I didn't care.
I just found a website that might help you get started sewing: