It is interesting to me how there is such a gap in between the generations when it comes to learning how to do basic sewing. The slow death of home economics, the ease of finding ready to wear garments, the issues of class and social status that shift over time… it’s all fascinating. One of the ways I’ve been poking around in this topic is by looking for vintage sewing videos, where I’ve collected them into a playlist. This is the one I’ve been watching tonight. I imagine this was a high tech film shown in class, and it’s a good overview of the names and techniques for finishing the seams of garments. You can find my youtube playlist here.