London – Sewing café Sew Over It is introducing the capital to a new lads’ night out, called Men’s Survival Sewing, which involves hemming, repairing and button stitching over a cold beer and nibbles.
The class, designed to introduce beginners to the needle and thread, caters specifically for men and covers the basics of repairing and altering men’s clothes.
‘There is a much more metrosexual vibe going on now,’ says Lisa Comfort, owner of Sew Over It. ‘Guys are seeing previously embarrassing hobbies such as sewing as practical and fun.’
For more on how people are rediscovering craft, read our Hobbyism microtrend.