I’m actually not that bad with a sewing machine. I even spent 40 hours a week surrounded by high tech embroidery machines. My day job is as an embroidery digitizer for sewing company so I get to tell them what to do. It’s very loud but very fun.
My love of fabric goes back way further than that though. I’ve always been that person in Joann’s touching all the fabric. My great-grandmother taught me the basics of sewing machine operation but the rest I picked up reading & experimenting. My hand sewing went much the same way.
Since my fabric stash highly outweighs the amount of time I have to spend behind a sewing machine so I also do quite a bit of no-sew fabric projects.