Why not get creative with me as I talk about sewing & more and share some tips. Here are some reasons why to start sewing.
I teach private sewing tuition in Auckland if you would like some guidance. If you don’t live near by or want to go solo, just pick up your needle and thread and create something at home. It can be as simple and easy as a handmade gift, like a pincushion made from gingham or vintage fabric. Making decorative pincushions also enables you to get familiar and confident using your sewing machine.
Sewing is also a great way to save money, by taking up your own hems, doing alterations to your clothes, making your own curtains, cushions and clothing. So you can be creative by saving money. Or buy secondhand and recycle by sewing a few simple alterations.
Maybe fashion is your passion and you want to make your own designs. Start simple so you don’t get frustrated, sewing is a great teacher of patients! A good design often has very simple lines. Learn the basics of pattern and fabric choice, suited to your body shape. Vogue patterns have an indicator on their patterns as to which style is best for your body shape. If you are a beginner, start with the pattern that states very easy or beginner. For absolute beginners I suggest using Newlook and Kwiksew patterns, they are very simple to follow.
Perhaps you struggle with buying clothes that actually fit you. So you want better fitting clothes that are flattering. With a few simple tips you can achieve this.
It’s a good reason to socialise, so get a few friends together for an afternoon and help each other to sew and catchup.