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Sewing things up used to be essential but now it is a hobby. Baking bread used to essential but now it is a hobby. The more processes that are done for us, the less there is to do with our hands and so the more appreciated the act of spending time with an object becomes. The intrinsic value and care in mending can easily get lost in an efficiency driven world, where a loaf of bread can so quickly be sliced yet so slowly be sewn back together again.