Me too! The first thing I ever made when I was about 14 was that I took an old black umbrella and made it into a skirt, all by hand. Looked pretty convincing, too. I also made my own full-body spandex suit. Took me weeks because I wasn't using a pattern, but just winging it all by hand. Must've made like 50 alterations to where I got the perfect fit. The most difficult thing about that suit, which I still have by the way, was doing the ZIPPER. I think zippers are the single most difficult aspect of sewing, and I found that it's especially hard to do with leather. I had a favourite hip pack made of leather and the zipper busted, so I took it out, measured it, and got one of the same exact length. Only problem is that I can't figure out how to put the new one in!
Zippers are so useful, but so complicated. I'm probably just gonna throw it out, since I've replaced it with a beautiful leather over-the-shoulder purse.
About 6 months ago I bought a used sewing machine but I still haven't been able to figure out how to use it, namely the part on how to thread the thread and get it to do what you want it to. Guess I'll have to watch a couple of YouTube videos about that.
Most of the time I don't create anything new, but I mostly just do repairs and alterations, and always by hand.
Although time-consuming, it's really a meditative thing because you're focused on doing just that one thing.