Questionnaire regarding repair

After looking at Boro and artists who produce work similar to Boro I think I would like to look at repairs to textiles and clothing.  Do people actually feel confident these days patching, repairing or even decorating articles of clothing or household textiles? If not then why not?  Is it due to time, lack of confidence or an inability to sew?  Do they not feel it is important to extend the lives of their belongings by caring for them and repairing them?