The background is covered in sewing pattern tissue paper that my mom gave me. I am not a seamstress - I do not sew. In fact, way back in the day in Home Ec class I made a pair of shorts - I was so proud of myself that I made another pair but inadvertently sewed the two fronts and two backs together which gives you one BIG leg and one small leg. I became friends with a seam ripper that year.
If you only do what you know you can do - you never do very much!
Try and fail but don't fail to try.
YUP - those two quotes just about sum up my entire sewing experience. I've since made curtains, pillows and other items that involve straight (semi-straight in my case) stitching but nothing involving patterns. However, patterns mixed with Mod Podge are just about perfect these days - can't mess that up!!