Just a Stitch

May 19, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Sewing with Nancy at 9 a.m. Saturdays on Wisconsin Public Television. Visit the brand new Sewing With Nancy website to watch full programs on-demand.

Every time I work with Sewing with Nancy, I think back to my middle school home economics class where they first tried to teach us all to sew, cook and do our own laundry. Of course at the time, none of us really cared, that was what mom was for. . . then we got older. Suddenly you don’t want to spend your own money on replacing worn out clothes and have to fend for yourself if you want clean clothes and a home-cooked meal.

I was one of the lucky few who managed to hold on to some of the skills they threw at us before we could even drive. Something I didn’t realize until I arrived at college and met the people who hadn’t retained any of said skills. Maybe it’s just me, but by the time you turn 20 shouldn’t you be able to separate dark colors from brights, sew a button back onto a shirt and make something with more steps than macaroni and cheese?

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