I used to do a lot of hand-sewing, mostly inspired by necessity (I was young and had no money). When I was a teenager I bought some leggings that looked tight on the picture and arrived as extra baggy. So I adjusted them by hand and sewed them tight on my figure as they were supposed to be. Then I had a wrap shirt and the wrapped part would always loosen and move apart, so I cut the long ends, added some buttons and that fixed it.
Fairly recently I bought a sewing machine (Singer Tradition) which enables me to do bigger sewing projects and not just adjust, but create. I love my new sewing machine!!