Sometimes, very few times, being able to sew is actually a help in real life, and not just an esoteric hobby. For example, when the five year old wants to go to the "nursery rhymes and fairy tales" day at school as the gingerbread man. He was very specific about the colours he wanted, and the amount of icing "More!! More icing!!!" and in the end just looked adorable.
He did say the other kids kept chasing him all day. Shouting "run run as fast as you can" and killing themselves laughing. Oh well.