Observation: I used to sew nearly every item of clothing I wore, and could save a lot of money. What I just paid for remnants used to pay for fabric cut off the bolt! And thread...well, let's just say a spool of thread no longer costs just a quarter. You can still pay for it in quarters, but you'll need a bunch of 'em.
Observation: there are times when having a room in the house dedicated to sewing and crafts would be very helpful. This is one of those times. Lacking a flat surface on which to press the fabric (so it wouldn't have helped to locate the iron anyway), I finger-pressed the seams.
Let's see, what shall I sew next??