Who knows how to sew? I don't. But my MIL & my mom know how to sew. MIL was an ex-home science teacher while my mom who is a retired teacher too learnt this skill from gayapos( its advertisement were in the newspapers thosedays).
Thus my children are lucky to have baju kurung sewn by their tuk Umi. Not only that, my MIL sewn beautifully patched baby's bolster and pillow covers for the girls. For Aisyah , my 2nd child, MIL sewn bolster and pillow covers with 2 patched rabbits on it. This to symbolize of my 2 girls , Arissa & Aisyah. And for my old rented house my mom sewn all the curtains...how lucky i am kan!
So why didn't i learn this? I have no solid answer for that. Maybe lack of interest. Not that it never crossed my mind. It did. But that was years ago.. I had myself thinking of how i should learn to sew leher baju kurung tulang belut from my mom..And until now that never materialised.. And i wonder what will happen to my MIL sewing machine once she passed away.. Hers is the special one unlike my mom's normal machine... I hope one of my daughters would inherit these gift( skills)..Insya Allah..
Having an extra skills like sewing or cooking are really an advantage for women especially. Not only you get to sew your own clothes & curtains but you can also earn a living from these skills..In fact these can be the 2nd job after one reaches her company's retirement working age.
Which is why i admire those mommies who make full use of their sewing skills in sewing beautiful and useful stuffs like baby slings ( pouch & ring sling) , the soft structured carrier, baby's clothings, hair clips and many more..
And why was this issue of sewing crossed my mind? Must be beacuse of the beautiful snuggbaby SSC and Hotslings pouch that i saw yesterday online.. heheheh