World 9, Exploration C

Woman carrying a fabric bag under her arm.
The fabric sewing kit, opened out to show a name tag in one corner and items such as scissors, pins, thread, elastic, needles, tape measure and knitting needles,secured via loops and pockets.

World 9 has a strong culture of clothes making. Learning to sew is a teenage rite of passage, as common and as gender neutral as learning to drive.

This standard-issue sewing kit is presented to every young person on their sixteenth birthday by the Ministry for Artisans and Makers.

The personalised card reads:

Alex Zachary, congratulations on turning sixteen.  We trust your personal maker’s kit will provide a lifetime’s creativity, enjoyment and productivity. Welcome to the UK makers’ community. For sewing ideas and a full list of local maker’s groups, see our website. 

This Exploration was contributed by Mor Schwartz Foulser, Alis Le May and Nadine Mellor (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Sally Cooke, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions