Most people would question why anyone would want to learn how to sew in this day and age. Aren’t you able to purchase everything you need? You can even do it without leaving your chair via the internet! Why go to the time and trouble to learn what is more or less a long-lost skill like sewing?
Well, let me ask, do you have the “perfect” body type? Commercially made clothing is constructed for a certain type of figure – one that someone, somewhere determines to be “average”. Unless you fit into those particular parameters, the garment will not fit you properly. Stretch-type garments have some extra ease in their make up just because of the give of the fabric, but garments made of woven fabric are much less forgiving.
In the case of those of us who are not even close to “average”, learning how to sew can be a really useful skill indeed. If you know how to sew you can alter ready-made clothing to fit your figure type perfectly. You can also bypass the whole world of ready-made clothing and make garments from scratch that fit and flatter your figure no matter how you are put together.
Once you get the basics of sewing down, you can learn specific tips, tricks, and techniques for all kinds of personalization in your clothing projects. A few of the things you can learn are:
· Adjusting hemlines to suit your personal preference
· Professionally tailoring suits and other clothing (it’s not as difficult as you may think!)
· Adjusting commercial patterns to your exact measurements
· Mixing and matching pieces from different patterns to design your own unique garments
· Make repairs such as replacing zippers to favorite garments instead of having to get rid of them
These sound like skills that would be beneficial to have, don’t they?
Have you ever gone shopping for something to wear for a special occasion only to find absolutely nothing that will work, or, worse yet, finding the PERFECT thing but in the wrong size? Or maybe it’s the right size, but the cut just isn’t quite right. Maybe it is too big in the hip area, or maybe it is gaping at the neck somewhat, or it’s just way too long. If you learn how to sew, you can still make a situation like this work because you will know just how to alter the garment to make it fit perfectly.
If this sounds intimidating, don’t let it. You can find all the help you need online. You can learn how to sew quickly and easily. There are sites out there that are just eagerly waiting to teach you this valuable skill form step one. Don’t wait – start learning to sew today!