I started last week.
I started teaching myself to sew right before my grandma died.And during a visit with her I was telling her how I really liked the idea of using old clothes as sewing materials.So the next time I saw her she gave me some of her clothes to use.She died not too much later.I couldn't figure out what to do with the stuff she gave me until the other day when it dawned on me to cut it into strips to make patchwork scarves for all the ladies in my family.
So far I've only made two but it's early right?
That is a really amazing gift! I love this site and thought of you when you mentioned using your grandmas clothes. I don't know how time intensive this is, I am a new sewer but you could maybe make it for yourself when your done to remember your grandmother.