While many people believe that sewing is a cute little hobby, something that your Grandma does, it’s easy to forget that sewing is much more than just an odd time filler. As part of the 21st century lifestyle, we live in a culture where alterations and are not something we do ourselves at home, but rather something that we choose to source elsewhere. However to encourage you to take things more into your own hands, here’s some reasons why you should learn to sew!
Alterations Are Cheaper
Most of the clothes we buy on the high street need adjusting in order to fit us just right. Learning to do it yourself could save you some cash in the long run and will ensure that your clothes have a perfect fit.
You’ll never have the worry of turning up to an event in the same dress as someone else again as learning to sew will give you the ability to create something yourself! This will also allow you to wear something that is truly unique and stands out from the crowd.
Take A Break From Modern Life
Sewing is a fantastic, engaging activity for the mind and it takes you away from the stresses of modern life. Sometimes the old ways allow you to appreciate what really goes into the production of high quality clothing.
A Rewarding Activity
Having made something by hand will provide you with great satisfaction when someone asks where your clothes are from. Sewing is a rewarding activity that can be undertaken at any time and picked up again until you get it just right.
Without having to search the shops for the right item, you can create something yourself with the knowledge that there are no limits to your creativity. It is also a great way of ‘upcycling’ clothes so that you can transform your wardrobe without having to buy too much.
With these top reasons and many more for learning to sew, this may help to change your mind about the world of sewing!