I finished the first seams on the machine. I hand basted them and outside of a very tiny tuck, it went together very well. However, pressing the seams is not going as well. It is very difficult to get them nice and flat. I am experimenting but it is very hard.
I altered some jeans for my older son, and they came together very well. I also mended a zipper on a hoodie for him. This also worked well.