Little stitches, homemade britches

Youngsters attend class to learn domestic art of sewing

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 2:14 a.m.

Vivian Norton, 8 (right), watches her sewing project as Belle McKelvey, 8, assists during a three-day sewing clinic for children conducted by Arkansas Extended Learning Center in the Cammack Village Community Center.

Instructional books like Erin Bried's How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (published in 2009) underscore how, in the midst of today's technological boom, the domestic arts have suffered a blow.

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