This is the sewing machine I was given for my 18th birthday.
And I knew what to do with it only because I'd taken compulsory sewing classes for the first few years at my secondary school. I was not, however, a great student.
So you'll notice the machine is not plugged in... Yes, I have been useless at keeping up with sewing anything for years. But this old thing was in a dusty box for a very long time and my first step to getting back into making stuff is – I hope – getting it out. Now I just need to plug it in.
The reason for posting about the old girl today is that I got an email last week from Hobbycraft saying that they had, last year, launched a petition to get sewing back on the national curriculum. Brilliant idea.
The petition has almost reached its signature target – so if you agree, sign it too at Change.org