I've been sewing my own stuff since I left home at 18. Mostly buttons and patches, but I did sew my Navy rank patch on my shirt sleeve, on my flight home from bootcamp. Now I let Wifeypoo do the sewing -- she has a machine and knows how to use it.When I was young my mom taught me how to sew buttons and patches so while I am rusty, I can still do it. Sewed a couple of buttons earlier this year. When this Covid nonsense all started a I sewed myself a mask by hand when you couldn't find any in the stores.
My stitches got pretty good near the end.
I would always say 26, but 31 would work also.About 10 years ago my Mom asked me what age I would pick if I could go back and I said 31 without hesitation. Young enough to still do everything I could at 20 but a little smarter.