Sewing is not rocket science.
You can teach yourself, use hand-me-town tools and stitch as crooked as Mr. Magoo drives. The result will still be more interesting than most anything you can buy.
That's the message behind Sew News and Sew It All magazines, published by Colorado's Creative Crafts Group.
Now, the recent recession and concurrent "green revolution" have kickstarted sewers — roughly 31 million, or 27 percent of, American households included a sewer in 2009, according to the Craft & Hobby Association. Meanwhile, television glamorizes the skill, a la "Project Runway," and yesteryear's styles continue to rule in fashion and home design.