Originally Posted by AFWife
I worked in the costume shop in college theatre. It was amazing how many people couldn't sew on a button. When I came in the instructor asked if I'd ever sewn before (yes, at home by hand and I took a class in high school) and was AMAZED that I could sew a straight seam on a machine....
sewing. I have sewn on a button, but it's been a long, long time. If I have to, I can sew up a very small tear, but it's not neat. I've sewn up multiple popped seams, and even some patches, but they're also not neat. I just find sewing insanely stressful. I think I get that from my mom. She could sew clothes (and did, when we were kids), but she never liked sewing. DS1 is learning some very
basic sewing, but I can't teach him any more than that.
I don't think the local high school even offers sewing, anymore. They used to offer a choice, in 8th grade, between industrial education (at that time, that was introductory metalwork, woodwork, drafting and electronics) and home education (cooking and sewing). I chose IE, because I didn't want to sew! I've never used a sewing machine. My ex was pretty good with a needle and thread, because he learned in cadets...but he didn't like it, either!
I think I'm going to farm out sewing instruction for my kids, or I'm going to have to learn myself. *gulp*