Handmade Is Trendy: 10 Reasons to Start Sewing Your Own Clothes
Buying clothes has never been easier than today, with all the shopping malls, online stores and even second hand stores that offer something affordable for everyone. But is buying finished clothes really the best choice you can make when you wish to upgrade your wardrobe? Of course not, the smartest thing you could do in that case is to just sew something new for yourself.
Anyone can buy themselves a decent sewing machine these days, without having to spend a lot of money on it. With all those tutorial videos online, that can teach you how to sew, you could get in the game pretty quickly and start making your own clothes in no time. If you’re still unsure whether or not you should do this, keep reading this article. You’ll see why sewing your clothes can turn out to be the best thing you decided to do.
1. You’ll be wearing one of a kind clothing pieces
Don’t you just hate it when you find a nice dress and happily buy it and then you put it on the next day only see a random person on the street wearing the identical thing? I sure do, it makes me feel like I was forcefully made a part of some club with mandatory uniforms. It really kills your sense of individuality.
Well that sure can’t happen if you’re wearing something you made yourself. No one else in the world will have the same clothing as you do, not unless you make it for them. Your style will make you stand out in a crowd as a creative and unique individual.
2. You won’t have to worry about finding the right size
A lot of people have bodies that don’t quite fit into the standards set by most clothing manufacturers. That is perfectly normal, we are all different and there’s no shame in that. But when it comes to finding clothes that fit you, this could turn out to be a nuisance.
Not if you’re your own tailor though. You will always have clothes that fit you perfectly and never again will you feel left out just because you couldn’t find a model of a dress that suits you.
3. You’ll save a lot of money
The amount of money you’d spend on buying one decent dress would buy you enough materials for sewing at least three high quality dresses. The finished dress would also most likely have a short life span. The ones you make will last you for a long time, because the fabrics you’d use would be of much better quality. That means you’ll be saving a nice amount of cash on the long run.
4. Invest in a decent serger and you could earn money as well
Your friend likes the thing you’re wearing? Great, make a similar piece for them for a reasonable fee. If you’re good at something, like sewing, don’t do it for free because you might end up finding a new carrier for yourself. However, the messy seams won’t cut it if you are selling your creations. If you really want to up your sewing game, get a serger for beginners to achieve that great looking professional seams finish.
5. It will save you time
Sewing your own clothes means not having to go to the mall for shopping which means you will have more free time. If you want to buy new fabrics, you can easily find anything you need online and have it delivered to your doorstep.
6. You’ll demonstrate your creativity to the world
Wearing your own clothes allows you to become your own fashion model. Everyone who sees you in those clothes will immediately realize how creative and original you are.
7. It allows you to support ethical causes
Repurposing / recycling old clothes is a great way to do your part in protecting the environment. Using natural fabrics and not buying fast fashion clothing supports an important cause of keeping our planet clean.
8. Sewing reduces stress
You can’t sew when you’re angry, that’s a fact. If you try to, you’ll notice how all that stress and anger you’ve accumulated disappears in a few moments. Sewing is therapeutic, relaxing and soothing.
9. It boosts your observation skills
Every sewist will quickly notice if a piece of clothing wasn’t made as it should be. Even the smallest of sewing mistakes won’t escape their observant eye. Which isn’t surprising because sewing requires great attention to details.
10. It’s extremely fun
Anyone who has ever tried sewing on their own can confirm that it’s a lot of fun. Even the simplest tasks like cutting the fabric and stitching by hand are enjoyable to say at least. Although it can get a bit repetitive, sewing is always fun without a doubt.
As you can see, there are more than enough reasons for you to start making your own clothes. I hope that you liked this article and that it has persuaded you to become your own tailor. May the gods of sewing be with you!
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