I recently stumbled upon this article about what can be gained through sewing.
I picked up sewing in 2008 as I prepared for my first trip to Burning Man - never dreaming it would become one of my greatest passions.
Like most of my interests, I don’t dedicate as much time to it as I would like (between work, my girls & blogging), but it has become a hobby that defines me.
Yes, sewing can teach you dexterity and confidence as you learn a new skill. However, if you’ve ever sewn, you know the confidence you gain can just as quickly be stripped away when a damn needle breaks or you can’t get the tension right.
Regardless, it’s also given me an appreciation for how clothing is crafted, and as a result made me an even cheaper person.
“I would never pay that much for that dress/blouse/whatever,” I often say to myself.
There begins the thrill and delight of creating something from scratch. Even if my zipper is crooked or my seams uneven, there’s a feeling of absolute pleasure for having produced something with my own hands that is unique.
The other beautiful thing about sewing is finding other people who enjoy it as well! The Stitch n’ Bitch crew my girlfriends and I have created is one of my favorite types of a girls night. And the more I meet people who sew, it begins to feel almost like a sub-culture of really rad people.
I sew because it’s my creative outlet away from a TV or computer screen.
I sew because it challenges me; with each project I learn a new skill.
I sew because it really is a handy skill to have!
Why did you learn how to sew? What have you gained?Pin It