Anyone who has ever offered sewing in their class has made this observation: Boys love sewing, even more than girls.
I noticed this when I was a preschool teacher. I used to clamp a huge quilting hoop to the edge of the table. There would be boys above and boys below, passing the needle back and forth.
In elementary school, when a sewing machine was donated to the art studio, it was the boys who sewed pillow after pillow after pillow.
Now, in middle school, the secret is finally revealed. According to an eighth grade boy who came to the studio during his study hall to sew: “Sewing’s kinda cool. I like sewing, it makes your anger go away.”