Fashion is a funny thing. Many of us like to think of ourselves as being somehow above it, immune to its temptations and unmoved by the promise of turning heads wherever we go. Yet, some of us just aren’t that into the whole thing; we’re the people who just throw the nearest clothes on every morning and don’t give it much more thought than that.
So why on Earth would someone like that be recommending that other people make their own clothes? Good question! There are actually a number of reasons why making your own clothes is a great idea. Whether you are on a fashion crusade or not, in learning how to make your own clothes, you will also learn how to repair your existing ones. This could even open the door to more crafts projects, perhaps a small home business! Read on to find out more.
Until they actually look at buying material for making clothes, most people don’t realize just how cheap it is, especially in comparison to buying the finished garment. Making your own clothes can be an excellent exercise in frugality, and once you get good at it, you will be able to produce clothes to a high technical manufacture and design standard.
Maybe you have an old, slightly tattered jacket at home that you would like to restore. Well, while you’re at it, why not add some new features? It is possible to add zips and pockets with relative ease. The only limits here are your imagination, and the materials available of course.
Take Inspiration from Big Brands
By producing your own clothes, you are able to take complete control over the design and process. This allows you to replicate the design principles of your favorite brands and replicate their look without replicating the price tag. For example, if you’re preparing to learn how to make a hat, why not check out Americanhatmakers.com for some inspiration?
Make Existing Clothes Last Longer
Either during the process of learning to make your own clothes, or perhaps before then in preparation, you will also learn how you can repair existing clothes as well as making new ones. Being able to repair clothes is an obviously useful skill. How much money do you spend every year replacing old clothes? If you are a parent, consider how much money you could save by being able to repair your kids clothes!
Start a Business
Websites like Etsy make it really easy to sell anything that you make online. Anything which could possibly be considered an art or craft can be sold online these days. Whether you sell stuff to make room in your wardrobe, or to bring in a little extra pocket money, custom made clothes can form the basis of a nice little home business.
From the moment you first start learning, to when you churn out your fifteenth custom made hat, making your own clothes and apparel never loses its appeal. Once you go down this rabbit hole, you won’t be able to climb out again. But why would you ever want to?!