Is sewing an essential skill? For some, it is. Where would we be without those who make all the clothing we find in the stores or the blankets to keep us warm at night? I know over the years I’ve had the hems on different shirts come undone or pant legs that are way too long for my short legs. Without the ability to sew, I would easily have had to throw away some of my favorite shirts or I’d have ended up walking on the end of my pant legs.