I am intrigued by the following comment from the July 2006 issue of Threads : “Imagine our excitement as we’ve observed a new interest in sewing sprouting up across the country” (Article – “Inspire a New Sewer Today!” page 50). My assumption is that “sewing” means garment sewing and not quilting, which seems to be in a class by itself.
If it is garment sewing, I’m excited, too, and would welcome more information and observations from Threads and its readers to confirm this phenomenon. Some evidence appears in the current issue of Threads (October/November 2006, page 31) in the inspiring article, “Find Great Sewing Classes.” It was there that I learned about SewingLounge.com and StitchLounge.com where I spent at least half an hour absorbing the content and delightful photos, especially of the children in the Summer Sewing Camps at the SewingLounge (St. Paul, Minnesota).
What are your observations of a renewed interest in sewing?