Long ago, women absolutely had to know how to sew. It was part of their duties to help keep up the home. They sewed clothes for themselves, their spouses and their children, and they may have even sewed clothes for others. They were also in charge of mending clothes because any clothing item was difficult and expensive to make. If you got a rip in one of your pairs of pants or a button came off of a suit coat, you didn’t just throw it away. You fixed it.
Today, things are different. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, people stopped taking such good care of their clothing. That’s because they were able to buy whatever they needed fully made, and when it got ruined over time, they could throw it away or give it away.
The way that things used to be is actually a lot better than the way things are now. With that being said, it’s a wonderful gift that we no longer have to sew all of our clothing by hand, and we can spend our time doing more important things. But it’s also good to value the items that you have, and this means knowing a little bit about sewing.
Every girl should know how to hem a pair of pants or a skirt. In addition, she should know how to sew on a button or fix a button. And she should also know how to fix a rip or a hole in a piece of clothing.
If you don’t know how to do one, two or any of these things, that’s okay because you can learn. There are numerous tutorials online, and you can watch videos to see someone actually doing the mending so that you can learn how to do it yourself as well.