Slap-dash Sewing- Just My Opinion
It is with concern that I notice one trend that does baffles me and it has to do with the acceptance of slap-dash technique when it comes to some of the projects out there. I see this most when it comes to sewing and home dec but I am sure that it creeps into other parts of the bloggy craft world.
Now don't get me wrong, I am the mother of many and like a good short-cut when it's possible or does not interfere with the quality of the project outcome. But when did it become ~cool~ to do less than the best possible in any given situation?
The acceptance of the glue gun sewing and not taking the time to learn simple techniques such as making button holes or learning to insert a zipper simply does not make sense in my head. On one hand I applaud the creative thinking that has one mom hot-gluing her daughter's prom dress. Or the slipcover maker who resorted to using a stapler to close up her sofa cushions. But why? Why not learn something new or strive for that higher level of attention to detail. Workmanship that you are proud to show off not that you tuck and hide. I mean if you went to the trouble to sew a slipcover take the time to learn how to insert a zipper for heavens sake!
I meander down this thought path as I am setting up classes for my new studio and am reflecting on the feedback I have gotten so far as to what people know, what they want to learn ( or not learn..which might be more interesting in the long run but not as effective for my $$bottom line$$)
Why is it that capable grown women ( and men) today feel that they are unable to learn skills that the average Victorian youngster was expected to learn by age 12 ( if not younger)?
So I ask you, if you don't sew but are trying to achieve projects around the house my other means ( staples, hot glue, ties...etc) What's holding you back from learning to sew? Or if you know how to sew, why rely on less adequate techniques? I would love to know and it will help me develop classes for the studio.
If you do sew and strive to learn new techniques and live by the adage that~ the inside should be as pretty as the out~, what inspires you to do so?.. Please share!
Want to read more on this topic?.. check out what Robyn at Coffee&Cotton has to say on the subject! She does a great job of giving voice to some of the things I did not say .. not to mention she is a better speller!
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