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[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I like the bit about the increase in crafting/cooking/baking being part of the larger maker's movement. I hadn't really thought of it that way, but it makes sense as another side of a cultural value shift toward things like self-reliance, artisanal vs mass produced goods, and tradition. Interesting.

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I guess I'll post a drafting tutorial next time I make some pants.

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, please!

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[–] flope_de 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I suspect the ever decreasing quality of manufactured goods and increasing poverty of the working class (AKA "the middle class" in the US) plays a big role in the recent resurgence of traditional arts and crafts. Nobody is selling decent quality for a reasonable price anymore. So the people have to make their own stuff.

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[–] Empress 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I want to learn how to make my own clothes!

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Me too, it's a big goal for me. I've made practical house things like laundry bag & bread bag (super simple stuff). But how tremendous would it be to make clothes for you and hubby!?

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[–] Empress 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Oh, that would be terrific! I can sew on buttons but not much more. Went ahead and subscribed- maybe I can find a sewing class locally!

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[–] 9-11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

what's a bolt of denim cost these days?

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A bolt is a LOT of fabric. I'd start with a few yards at first unless you have a whole bunch of projects lined up. For example, a yard of dark denim at this store is $7.98. Some bolts have over a hundred yards of fabric.

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[–] 9-11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That seems like a lot, i had in mind like the barely noticeable fabric shop next to the feed store outside of town kind of price. Buying a lot doesn't make sense with most fabrics, but with denim you can make jeans for man/woman of any age. Might even be a profit to be had if you found the right market like at a festival or fair you could get a booth in. You know make the snazzy styled ones the kids like these days.

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[–] derram 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

https://archive.is/65aUc | https://vgy.me/OTz54Q.png :

A stitch in time – new era for home sewing | Life and style | The Guardian

'Retailers are reporting a big leap in sales of dressmaking patterns and sewing machines, as a new generation battles with bobbins, pins and pinking shears. '

'Patrick Grant, creative director of Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, who was one of the Sewing Bee judges, says: “It’s very therapeutic to make something with your hands. '

'Now more retro skills are making a big comeback: home sewing and dressmaking. '

'A search on the word “sewing” produces 1.9m how-to videos, tackling everything from threading a sewing machine to guides demonstrating how to draw your own complex patterns. '

'Sewing disappeared off the radar for 20 years but it, and craft in general, now feels a bit cooler. '

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[–] frankenmine 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

The Guardian is corrupt and should be archived in the OP. It doesn't deserve our support. Please keep this in mind for future posts.

Also, please see:

https://voat.co/v/news/comments/1315115