Sewing, learn how to stitch in time with TasterLab.
At a glance:
● Great skill
● Save money
● Get creative
Sewing is back! Haven’t you heard? Gone are the days when a needle and thread only existed in the household so that obedient wives could mend their husbands’ socks. In 2009 five times more sewing machines were sold in the UK than in any other year and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In its most basic form, sewing is the art of attaching one object to another by stitching the two together using a needle and thread. What stitch you use is up to you, you have plenty to choose from. The invention of the sewing machine in the 19th Century meant the less nimble-of-finger could get involved, too.
As the craft boom continues to sweep the capital, more and more people are discovering that making stuff for yourself is one of the most fun things to do in London. Sewing is one of the most important skills to help you do just that. From people who want to know how to alter their High Street purchases, to budding designers and artists, sewing is for you whether you just want to save a few pennies on repairs or you want to let your creative side run wild.
If you want to learn how to sew on the cheap, chek out our TasterLab tasters for a great deal. Once you’re on your way you won’t have to fork out much for needles and thread so your main expenses will be material and a sewing machine. Shopping around for material can save you plenty of money and basic sewing machines start from as little as £50.
Don’t just wait until your sewing class, why not have a go yourself with this series of how to sew videos.