.. Craft Trends - Sewing
Many believe the DIY trend is largely responsible for bringing back the craft of sewing to the masses.
Sales of Singer sewing machines have nearly doubled during the past five years.
A generation of TV watchers has become hooked on home makeovers and learned how new looks are created on home decorating shows.
The average quilter is between the ages of 45 and 55 with a college degree and an average wage of $65,000.
Sewing enthusiasts are no longer sewing because they have to, they are sewing because they want to.
In 2001, the Girls Scouts of the USA reintroduced the sewing badge, called "Sew Simple," to girls in the junior division.
In 2004, the American Sewing Guild and craft store Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts partnered on a program that helps interested girls sew their own prom gowns.