If you are anxious about learning to sew then have you thought of starting off with making dolls clothes? It's how I first learned to sew.
When I was very young I learned to sew by making dolls clothes. I feel that if you have little girls in your family you could also save a fortune as dolls clothes are very expensive Dolls clothes are easy to make but will demonstrate perfectly how you would make an adult garment as you use the same processes. Making dolls clothes is a great way to learn to sew for any age as the garments are small enough to be completed in one go.