There aren’t many hobbies that bring together generations like sewing – children sew with grandparents, friendships form between millennials and boomers, and connections made across the world. I noticed responses to questions in our group offering many options for solving a problem and I wondered how much we are altering the craft as we learn to sew from each other, Youtube, tutorials and PDF patterns, when sewing was once a skill learned through family tradition or formal schooling.

I asked you to answer a few questions about your experience, skill and the way you access sewing resources in order to begin my investigation into what is happening to the craft of sewing . The results are fascinating and I loved reading through all your comments about a craft we all agree is pretty awesome.