A recent article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye with this headline: “It’s Hip to Hem.” The article talked about the “recent” resurgence in sewing, thanks to shows like Project Runway and younger-feeling patterns from traditional makers like McCall’s and Simplicity. The reporter touched on Built by Wendy’s latest patterns, but there was no mention of non-machine sewn goods, such as Sublime Stitching, Subversive Cross Stitch, or ALL of the sewing/reconstruction books available right now.
The article did have some cool facts, such as Singer reporting sales of machines under $200 were ten times greater in 2005 than in 2004, and even the U.S. Census claiming the number of machines sold last year reached 2.8 million.
Take a look at the article and leave your thoughts. I’m curious to see what others have to say on the WSJ take on the “sewing DIY” movement!