I had to sew a missing button on a velvet jacket the other day. As I dug through my old sewing tin, something I rarely do anymore, I remembered watching my grandmother mend, hem and replace buttons. It’s how I learned to do the same.
So I wondered, do young girls today know how to do this?
My husband also knows how to replace buttons — and hem.
Do boys know how?
How many sit down in front of one of these and actually make something? It’s true that the only time I ever did this was in high school Home Economics class. Do they even teach students these practical skills any more?
I’d like to know. Oh, and in the “Times sure have changed, thank goodness” category: