As I read my digital subscription to the New York Times on my iPad, an article caught my eye, "Sewing for the Instagram Generation." It described the New York headquarters of the McCall's Pattern Company, a company founded in1863. Not only has the company survived, but as the article says it finds itself "newly fashionable." I'm glad to hear the art of sewing is alive and well. Change may be the only constant in life, but there is something timeless about creating with fabric and stitches. Just two short weeks ago, while my grandchildren were visiting from California, I was able to share the creative pleasure of sewing with my grandson and granddaughter. They pored through my collection of scraps until they found just the right pieces and together we created drawstring bags. I guided their hands as they fed the material into the machine, just as my mother and grandmother guided my hands. The machine we used may be newer than my mother's old Singer, but the satisfaction of creating with cloth hasn't changed a bit.
P.S. They did a great job on the their bags.
Co-founder of A Cause for Crafting.