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Why I Sew (And Why You Should Too)

Sewing is a big part of my life, even on days when I barely touch a needle or my sewing machine. I have been sewing by hand since I was a child, but my passion for sewing and creating truly took root when I was 16 and a junior in high school (you can read more about how I learned to sew here).

Whenever I meet another sewing enthusiast, I'm always super excited--together, we can start nerding out about our projects, favorite fabric shops and sewing tools, etc. For those unfamiliar or new to sewing, the passion behind the conversation might be perplexing. Today I'm going to demystify why I sew as well as explain why you should sew too!

Sewing is fun 

I have a student who is 7, and on the very first day we worked on a sewing machine, she looked up from her sewing machine and said, (and I remember her eyes glowing), “This is fun!” I swear it was one of the best things I had heard that week.

Sewing is a useful skill 

Ever needed to sew on a missing button, mend a tear, or shorten a …

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