Do It Yourself Sewing
Most people who do sewing as a hobby learn to make patterns by enrolling in a class or reading
a book. But those who are confident can do something different by making something on their own. In fact, some of
these do it yourself sewing ideas can be found in your own home.
You can follow a design or shape by tracing the shape of your blanket or pillow case. Before you cut anything,
decide what measurement system you will be using. You should stick to either inches or centimeters.
Put this on a piece of paper so it will serve as a blueprint for your project. This should also give you an idea
of the colors of the thread you will be using. If you need more, you should also buy these.
Next, shop around for the right fabric. It is ok to be picky. Always bring a measuring tape when you are out
shopping because it will really suck when you find out later on you should have bought more fabric while you were
at the store.
When you have brought the fabric home, it is time to construct the pattern pieces. If you are making an outfit
for yourself or someone, make sure to get the body measurements. Once you are in the final stages, put it on one
more time and make the necessary adjustments. You or the person you are making it for could have lost or put on
This won't be a problem of course if you are making a bag. You should just check if it can handle the weight as
you don't want this to rip open after using it for a short period of time.
Afterwards, give it to them or show it off. This new found hobby using do it yourself patterns could earn some
money especially if people like what you've made. Don't be afraid to make mistakes because this is also a learning
If this approach did not work out well, you can buy patterns from the store or online. Nobody said that sewing
something would be a walk in the park so keep practicing.
Sewing is a fun hobby. You should just find the time to do it and then use your imagination creating new
patterns that could possibly be the newest fashion trend.