For Christmas, my grandma gave me a gift certificate to Hipstitch, which is a sewing studio and shop for people with all different skill levels. Each time you go, you can do a fancier project; next time I am going to do a pillow with curves, and after that a bag. On this visit, I created a rectangular blue pillow with applique and fancy stitch. They have innumerable fabrics, and can do all sorts of interesting stitches, which is useful when you make stuffed animals and embroidery, though not clothes. It was an amazing date with my grandma.