Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted for a little while! Things have been so so busy lately. Between the new puppies, working, and assisting a professor at Dixie State College with some of his classes, it’s been a little crazy! However, I have still been able to devote a little time to being prepared! Here’s a quick puppy picture just so you can see how big they are getting!
Today I am going to talk about sewing! Sewing is something that I relate to preparedness, but I don’t think that everyone does. People used to depend on sewing their own clothing, but times have changed so much now that the majority of people have no idea how to even thread a sewing machine.
It’s true that most people can get by with the clothes that they currently own for quite awhile, until they eventually disintegrate. But small children quickly outgrow their clothing, and it may need to altered to fit as they grow. And when your own clothing starts falling apart, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to fix it so that you can extend its life a bit further?
When I was in high school, I really wanted to learn how to sew, so I took a sewing class. The things that I made in that class were truly hideous. I honestly don’t know how I even passed the class. But that didn’t deter my “creative” side. I really really wanted to learn how this sewing thing worked! At least that class taught me how to thread the machine! In college I signed up for my second sewing class. Even then, I didn’t do great, though it was an improvement from my high school days.
Well last year I was finally able to convince my husband to let me buy a sewing machine to use at home. I started sewing all kinds of little baby blankets, and even made a little business out of it called Green Mango Boutique.
Sewing may not be as important for your family in an emergency as food insurance, but it really could have an impact during a hard time, or a long term crisis. Sewing is a valuable skill, and I would encourage all of you to at least learn the basics. I am not kidding when I say that I was really horrible when I started out, so you can’t expect it to happen overnight. However, even if you don’t have access to a machine, just start by using one of those little sewing kits. (They’re free in almost any hotel room! Or you can get them for really cheap at the store!) Even if you only know how to patch a pair of jeans, you will still be better off than if you refuse to learn!
Plus, once you get the hang of things, you will be able to finally make all those adorable crafts that you have wanted to try from Pinterest (: