Everyone has their favourite craft, but it’s hard not to fall head over heels with fashion design. You may not fancy yourself as the next Donatella Versace anytime soon, but you can apply your love of all things crafty to your wardrobe. Expressing yourself with what you wear is a lot of fun, and it only gets better when you start to add your own spin on things or even design them from scratch. If you’ve always wanted to get creative with fashion, it’s time to challenge yourself with a new crafty venture.
Brush Up Your Drawing Skills
If you ever loved to draw and paint as a child, or even now, you’re going to love this aspect of creating your own clothes. Whether you go for it using your imagination or head to your favourite clothing sites and raid magazines for inspiration, drawing clothing can be a good place to start. Not only can you finally find outfits that are your style, but you can also be as safe, or as experimental a you want. You then may go on to create them or just keep the designs for a rainy day.
Learn To Knit
For some reason, the world associates knitting with the elderly. But knitting can be a very therapeutic and creative craft. Not only is it an incredibly relaxing task, but you can often be left with some of the most beautiful items of knitwear at the end of each project. You can often find a range of free knitting patterns online, or purchase them in craft shops. Then, you can work on a hat and scarf set, baby clothes or even shawls and jumpers for yourself.
If you’re a complete craft newbie or have never attempted to create your own clothes before, you might be more comfortable altering the things you already own. Or you might even feel as if your wardrobe could do with a little jazzing up. Either way, embellishment is a lot of fun. Whether you want to add a few gems or stick on pre-purchased embroidered patches, simply grab a glue gun from somewhere like Glue Guns Direct and get to work.
Take A Sewing Course
Sewing isn’t easy for everyone to get the hang of. But, if you’ve always wanted to be able to design your own clothes, it might be worth your while to sign up for a sewing course. That way, you’ll learn each skill and step the right way. I was lucky enough to be taught to sew by my Mum and spent a lot of my child hood making things and customising clothing. But I brushed up on my skills on a local sewing course over a 3 month period in the evenings and I loved it. So I definitely recommend doing this.
You can often find great quality sewing machines in second-hand shops or for sale online if you don’t want to buy brand new. Before long, you’ll be a seamstress in the making.
And, you can find more great sewing tips and product reviews from our friends at Teach You To Sew
Try Out Embroidery
Another clothing craft that you might be interested in is embroidery. It’s a very detailed art and can leave you with some stunning pieces not only to wear but to style around the home too. And the best part? It’s super easy. Using a needle and thread, you can create relatively simple stitches to embellish cloth, clothing, and fabric for around the home.
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