Don’t say I don’t bring you rather strange surveys, as here is iShare’s look at sewing buttons, an activity that sems to be taught in most Japanese schools, to boys as well as girls.
Between the 18th and 21st of January 2010 509 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 51.9% of the sample were male, 33.2% in their twenties, 34.0% in their thirties, and 32.8% in their forties.
I never learnt such matters in school myself, although we did have home economics, but that focused on cooking skills on the whole. If I lose a button these days I just ask wifey nicely to fix it, and sometimes she in fact actually does do it for me.
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Q1: Did you learn at school how to sew on a button? (Sample size=509)
Q2: Have you ever had a button fall off your clothes? (Sample size=509)
|Yes (to SQ1)||91.0%||87.5%||94.7%|
Q2SQ1: What do you most often do if a button falls off your clothes? (Sample size=463)
|Sew it on myself||67.6%||51.1%||84.1%|
|Get someone to sew it on (to SQ2)||25.7%||40.3%||11.2%|
|Just keep wearing the clothes||5.4%||6.9%||3.9%|
|Don’t wear the clothes outside again||1.3%||1.7%||0.9%|
|Throw the clothes away||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
Q2SQ2: Can you sew on a button onto your own clothes? (Sample size=150)
Q3: Have you ever looked up on the internet how to sew on a button? (Sample size=509)