Some say if it’s in the New York Times, it’s already over. This Thursday’s style section ran an article about the resurgence of sewing, knitting and crafts in general. I guess that must be news to them.
The Home Sewing Association says that there are about 35 million sewing amateurs in the United States, compared with 30 million in 2000.
So for those who are new to sewing (5 million??) welcome to the wonderful world of sewing, ripping, and eventual accomplishment. How many returned to sewing, after abandoning it? did you learn from your aunt or your grandmother?
My grandma, and the teenage girls who lived next door to her, helped me make doll clothes, starting when I was 8 years old.
If you know how to sew, pass your skills along! It will keep sewing on the cutting edge.
My dear daughter participated in a runway fashion show at her high school this past year. There were some great outfits. Here is one of the 3 she showed – the seams are wobbly, but for her first efforts at putting stuff together, totally great!