Now, it doesn’t pay to make your own of much of anything. Unless you buy leftover fabrics from thrift stores, you aren’t going to make a single thing for anywhere near what you can buy it for at the store. Although the quality might bet superior, you could buy two or three of the same thing for the cost of supplies. And what about socks? No one has time for knitting their own socks anymore, so we buy mass produced stuff fresh off the assembly line.
These “crafts” that we love to do used to be necessities of life, and as our time is further crunched and our resources stretched even thinner, these crafts are looking to go the way of the dinosaurs. What will happen if we forget these critical skills and the time comes when we need them again? I hope we don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but it may soon be that we can’t afford to craft anymore, and these skills might be forever lost.