Sew trendy: Young designers tap into their creativity via needle & thread, from the Pensacola Journal is an article with a few different age groups showcased as well as their reasons for sewing.
The article begins with the story of an 11year-old who wanted a sewing machine for Christmas! Gotta love that.
The article goes on to mention the popularity of the crafting programs on both DIY Network and HGTV, and of course Bravo's "Project Runway", as a driving force in the growing interest in learning to sew.
Younger people are driven to sew because they want to look unique, be self-sufficient. or don't have the money to purchase the clothing they want. Those are some of the reasons I began sewing myself many years ago.
Not also sew as a creative outlet and some are surprised that their is a market for their creations. One 16-year-old was invited to sell her clothing in a boutique. "Skirts made from the arms of old men's dress shirts went for $40 and T-shirts with monogrammed images went for about $30, Zoë said."
The entire article can be found here.
Sewing making comeback among younger set, also mentions the popularity of shows on HGTV as well as "Project Runway" as having an influence on the sewing trend.
You can read the entire article here.
The January 2007 issue of Craftrends magazine includes an editorial entitled "Sewing Is In", which again talks about HGTV and Project Runway as well as the growing popularity of sewing clubs and "chic urban sewing lounges". Most of the editorial focused on the "Circling back to Sewing" article from Time magazine that was published last Nov.
You can read the article here. (Once you get to the home page, click on the editorial insight on the left side of the page.)
Just this week I spoke to two more young woman interested in learning to sew. I had struck up a conversation completely unrelated, but somehow the topic of sewing came up and we found out I want to teach and they want to learn - perfect match!
I've said it before but it bears repeating, this is exciting news for us sewing enthusiasts who want to pass on a craft and skill that we find so fulfilling.