Once learning to sew was taught to children either at home or at school, now its does not seem that people think its a necessary skill to learn. Every thing is cheap to buy and easy to throw away.
It makes me sad that we have created such a disposable society.
Rest assured that anything you make will last at least 10 times longer than a cheaply bought item. Sewing can also save you money.
That's my trusty old sewing machine above, she's a Janome My Style 30, a gift from my husband and father in law for Christmas, i think it was 1989. She has only had one service and that was last year, she just keeps going and going.