You can save an absolute fortune by making your own clothes. You will find that once you start making your own clothes, you will rarely have to face all the crowds in malls and clothes shops, and your monthly shopping bill will also greatly reduce. So, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to invest in a sewing machine, download a few clothing patterns off the Internet and start making your own threads. Here are some tips that can help you make fantastic clothes that will look like you’ve picked them straight off the shelf in your favorite clothes shop!
Experiment A Lot
Once you start sewing and making clothes for the first time, you will need to practice lots so that you start to make clothes of good quality. Once you have nailed this, you will then have to start experimenting. This will allow you to develop your very own style. One of the easiest ways to start experimenting is to start altering clothes you already own. This will give you the chance to play around with shapes and styles and see how other tailors have put clothes together.
Use Quality Materials
There is one universal truth that all tailors and clothes makers know – you can only make quality clothing if you use good quality materials. So make sure you don’t just go for the cheapest option. Take a look at the difference in quality of denim, cotton, and legging fabric from different suppliers, and go with the one that you think is best. Even if you need to spend slightly more for this good quality material, you will find that works out a lot cheaper than buying new clothes!
Invest In A Dress Form
Do you know what a dress form is? If not, you need to know before you get hooked on making your own clothes! It is a mannequin that is just a torso. Tailors use them to attach dresses to while they are in the middle of making them. The mannequin helps them keep the dress the right shape while they are sewing. It is important that you invest in one of these dress forms so that your clothes are always the right shape.
Tack Then Sew
If you rush your sewing, you are likely to make quite a few mistakes, and your garment won’t look quite right. One of the best ways to ensure that you don’t make any mistakes is to use tacks to attach your garment together before you start to sew. This will put the fabric or material in the right place, and it won’t move out of place while you are sewing. Make sure that you use quite big stitches so that the tacks are easy to remove once you’re all stitched up!
Making your own clothes is a very worthwhile and productive hobby; I’m sure you will get hours of enjoyment out of it. And these fantastic crafty tips will keep your finished clothes looking amazing!