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If you are someone who likes to be creative or likes to play around with different new things or likes art like drawing, coloring, or painting, or anything like that, then you are probably a lot like me. I have done sewing for a long time and I can surely say that sewing is fun and you will love it too. Here, I will share my thoughts with you that will help you to understand why sewing can be fun and why you can do it and why you should.
Talking about sewing; it is a lot of fun for a lot of people like me, but if you are just starting sewing, it may be a little difficult for you at first at some points, like when you make a mistake and can’t figure it out. But if you go on and finish your first project, you will see the fruits of your labor and you would be glad that you didn’t quit. That will be a lot of fun in itself, I tell you!
The other factors that may make you start considering sewing, I have tried to mention and explain them below:
So, I have gathered some factors that might make you want to consider starting sewing right now, and they are:
1. A Piece of Art
Sewing something is a piece of art. You can make anything you want with the fabric that you have and you can be as creative as you can be and the outcome will be really unique in the whole world because it is purely yours. It’s your piece of art. You can try a whole bunch of things which may include doing simple things like shirts, pants, pajamas, or even covers like bed sheets, or pillow covers, etc.
On top of that, if you find some grip on sewing by doing it once or twice, you can go one step ahead and instead of then sewing a simple shirt, you can go on to sew a more advanced item like a sweater. And then from there, you can go on and on and keep on increasing the difficulty level. You can make cute toys for your kids (If you have any, of course) or a jacket for your lover if you have any (Of course). And a bunch of other stuff that I am including in the advantages of sewing below.
2. The Look Of Your Home
You can do a lot of things for your home with the art of sewing. You can make, as a have already said before; pillow covers, bed sheets, sofa covers, and other things like that. You can also make decorative pieces that you may find in different websites and if you don’t want to pay for them. You can just sew them yourself.
So, just sewing the things that you can at home, that will improve the outlook of your home may include things like beautiful napkins to set on your tables or even beautiful table cloths, sofa covers, and cushions, etc. Sewing all these things have two main advantages; The first one is that you don’t have to buy them from some fancy expensive shop which can cost you a lot (We already know it). The other thing is that all the things that you have sewn yourself represent you yourself, not any other random person.
So, whenever you have any guests over, they will see your own art everywhere in your house. That would be fun! I mean, that is incredible if you think about it. And I know because I have somewhat experienced it. (Not bragging, just trying to motivate you.)
3. Perfect Dresses
It is not necessary to sew you every one of your clothes, but if you find something on the internet that you might want to try out, but it is not in your range, or is not simply available, then you can try sewing it yourself. Okay, if you are not confident that it would work out for you in the first try, and you don’t want to sew your own clothes just yet, then you might want to start off with simple things like a t-shirt or even some cool dresses for kids at home. That would be very good for a start.
I can say this for sure that after some tries; maybe two, three or four, five tries, you will eventually get there, and when you will make your own dress, you will start to realize that the dress that you made is the best among all the dresses that you have right now. That is because the dress that you make for yourself is the dress that just matches your personality the most. And it would be a lot of fun to wear the dress that matches your personality a full ten out of ten.
As we know that we have a lot of fabrics or clothes at home that we don’t use anymore. Instead of throwing them away, we can turn them into something incredible by sewing what we or our loved ones will love.
This just increases the possibilities of creating new creative things incredibly well, and it also makes it easier for you to save money from the things that you have already bought. It’s a Win-Win situation all around. I am telling that you will love it. It’s a lot of fun when you see what you have made from the things that you thought were not any good to you anymore.
5. Saving Money
I have stated in all my points I have mentioned above that you are saving dollars in almost everything you sew yourself. There are different ways to look at this thing.
Sure, if you include the time or work it takes you to complete a project, then it may be a bit expensive considering you go out and select a dress and buy it without actually spending any time on it. If we look at it in this way, then it may be expensive doing all the work yourself, considering time is money.
On top of that, there are some times when you actually find something which costs less as compared to the fabrics or other things that you need to create the exact thing yourself. Now, the thing is, if sewing is your hobby, or you just like to sew, then the time should be no problem. Many people give sewing a specific amount of time in a day or a week. They enjoy doing their hobby and also have a dress at the end of it. We also feel the same.
Talking about the second thing that I mentioned, even if some things are less expensive if you buy them ready-made, most of the things aren’t. And you only have to choose a sewing machine to start sewing (if you don’t have any yet). Its the only extra cost you are going to pay. And it is only a one time cost. Sewing machines work for way long. I mean, we have 2 sewing machines and both are more than 10 years old. We just bring some fabrics and sew our way into whatever project we are doing.
So, in the end, if you like sewing, you are going to save a lot of money overall. You can just go out and purchase fabrics or even order them from the good companies like Joann, and then make your own craft yourself and save a lot of dollars all the time. I am telling you, it’s a very handy craft and also a very fun craft once you get the hang of it.
6. Sewing Communities
A very out-of-the-box thing that I am really glad that I have because of sewing is the sewing communities. You can find these everywhere; like on YouTube, or in Facebook groups, Pinterest, or even the websites like this one. These are gold and the people in such communities are usually very supportive. You get so many creative ideas that you just love it there.
It is also very easy to join any community. Just log in to your Facebook and search for some groups and there will be a number of groups that will be willing to let you in and share with you their ideas and also welcome your own ideas and refine them. It’s a lot of fun, you have to believe me.
7. Personal Achievements
I said that I am very much interested in drawing, painting, sewing, and other art related things. All of these things require a lot of tedious work while you are at it, but once you have done the work, it’s so great that you forget about all of the horrible times when you thought you screwed your fabrics or made a horrible mistake. It all feels like worth it.
On top of everything, once you make your first project, that is the point when you start getting into sewing (or drawing, painting, etc.) more and more and it slowly grows up on you, and then after some time, even doing the tedious work is fun.
So, in the end, all I can say is that; for a beginner, it would be a lot of fun when they will have completed their first project. But once they get into it more and more (and they will eventually get into it after a little bit of time), they will find that even doing the most tedious of the works for completing a project is also a lot of fun in the end.
So, I hope that I was able to sell the craft of sewing to you because I love it and I really like when other people also love it. And sewing is fun (A lot of fun!), I can tell you that.
In the end, I can only say that if you are a beginner, then you might have your problems, but you can easily get rid of them if you join some communities like in Facebook or YouTube or any other website like ours and ask questions to the people out there sewing before you. And then it will grow on you, and you will find it more and more fun just like in any other art. It becomes a piece of you.
I hope that you pick up sewing and I wish you very best of luck. Happy sewing!