"Eva Sophia Shimanski, 10, picked out the perfect thing to wear on the plane for her family’s trip to Colorado last week: the dress she had just made at sewing camp. “It’s really comfortable,” she said. Eva Sophia is one of many kids who have recently discovered the old art of sewing. Camps and community centers are offering more sewing classes for kids, as are fabric stores, individual crafters and some schools. “I think it makes me happy because I’m using my hands,” Eva Sophia said. “I’m not just saying, ‘I want this and will you make it for me or buy it for me.’ ” read on
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