Whilst sewing samples or practising sewing techniques could be thought of as boring I have come to the realisation that there are huge benefits to be had. As a very visual and kinaesthetic learner I am surprised at myself that I hadn't realised this before now, but there you go, I'm there now!
As someone relatively new to sewing I initially presumed it was a lonely hobby, however I have been pleasantly surprised by the community of sewers that exist - online, friends you didn’t know were a dab hand with a sewing machine and new friends I’ve made through classes, workshops and sewing groups. I love nothing more than chatting through a pattern that you’re both making and sharing ideas and tips. I think keeping things as ‘sewcial’ as possible adds to the fun and enjoyment of the overall sewing process, plus you might learn a few things from each other.