Ordered a sowing machine, because it's not gay and a renaissance man can fix his own clothes. I'm thinking I'll become one once I have the sowing machine.
had an old john deere "sowing" machine when we were young. were one o' those grain drill and seedbox thingamajobs covered with as much rust as bright green paint. never thought o' it as a particular gay contraption, though we do agree basic tailoring skills should be known by the average adult regardless o' gender.
HA! Good Fun!
Gorgon I can almost guarantee every US Marine that ever served has some level of sewing skill. Though likely not with machines. They are also very familiar with the proper deployment and use of steam irons and magic sizing. And while some of them were certainly gay very, very few were ever sissies. Self sufficiency in any skill is to be commended not derided.
It was mandatory when I was in school to have sewing lessons, wether you liked it or not. (Slöjd) Once I'd finished those and went to shop class I lasted for about one month before I went back to sewing. Couldn't stand the teacher in shop class, he was waaaay to fond of young boys...
That said, I don't have a sewing machine, but I do have a sewing kit.
Edited by Azdeus, 13 January 2019 - 07:10 PM.