The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change. One of the biggest changes that came about during that time was that women quickly learned that they no longer needed to learn to sew. Textile manufacturing and mass production of clothing enabled the women of American society to focus on other skills and sewing quickly became a lost art. However, modern women, especially stay-at-home moms, are quickly realizing that the art of sewing can be of very important skill to have and are starting to pick the art of sewing back up.
The modern woman is realizing that there are a lot of benefits to knowing how to sew. The biggest benefit that comes from sewing is the ability to make and mend clothing. Many of the clothing items that people buy in stores can be easily assembled for a lesser cost when made at home. Sewing can also come in handy by allowing women to be able to mend clothing which prolongs their use and can help save money.
Sewing doesn’t just have to be about making and mending clothing. One of the other benefits of knowing how to sew is the ability to create handmade decorations for the house. You create throw pillows, blankets and curtains just by knowing how to sew and follow patterns. The ability to create these items from scratch allows you to customize the look of your house by creating the items that you want and not what is mass manufactured.
Many stay-at-home moms are taking advantage of the many benefits that come with learning how to sew. They are saving money by mending their children’s clothing and prolonging the use of items of clothing. They are creating handmade items that their child will love and cherish for a lifetime and they can even create hand-sewn kids costumes for their child that will allow their child to be the center of next year’s Halloween.