I'm not an expert at sewing, but I've learned a lot in the last 10 years. Here's what I'd tell those who are learning to sew.
2) The seam ripper is your friend. Don't feel like a failure because you need to bust out the seam ripper for every project. (raises hand) The seam ripper has saved many a project for me and I'm grateful for its usefulness.
4) Buy good thread. Cheap or old thread breaks easily. A good way to test thread is to pull it with both hands. IF you can break it, its not strong enough.
More often than not, I have to figure out how something is going to work for me. So much inspiration from so many creative individuals. Happy hunting!
How cute is this tee?! Who wants to buy it for me? (lol)