There are only a few days left in our National Sewing Month blog series. Today’s post will inspire anyone who doesn’t currently sew to give it a try! We know the FaveCrafts Blog brings in all kinds of crafty people, some of whom steer clear of the sewing machine. It’s time to give sewing a try! Our friend Angel, from the blog Fleece Fun, created this handy list of all the reasons why you should consider sewing this season.
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To learn more about Angel and to find her entire project list, visit her designer profile.
September is National Sewing Month! Sewing is a wonderful hobby and a very useful skill. If you’re a crafter and have seriously considered getting into sewing, I four reasons why you should:
1. It’s a small step from crafting to sewing.
The crafting and the sewing brain are similar. It’s about taking things and putting them together to make them useful and aesthetically pleasing. If you love to craft, odds are you’ll love to sew.
2. It’s cheap to learn.
Unlike other skills, most sewists learn from family and friends. Plus there are lots of free online videos to help you get started! AllFreeSewing’s YouTube Channel makes it possible to see how to complete projects step by step. They even have basics like how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin. Also there are lots of bloggers (like myself) that offer free patterns and sewing tutorials online so you can try sewing with minimal cost!
3. It’s a small investment with big potential.
Etsy.com has grown by leaps and bounds, and handmade is now “cool”. A small investment in a sewing machine can provide big profits to dedicated sewists. I know several sewists who have made money making this Baby Car Seat Cover and selling it.
4. It’s a blessing to those around you.
Food, shelter and clothing are the three fundamentals of human life and comfort. Sewing provides one of these fundamentals. Being able to provide clothing to friends, family and charities that have fallen on hard times blesses those around you. Some easy patterns like children’s fleece pants, this fleece hat with ribbon, or this fleece flapper headband are great for keeping warm in winter.
If you’re ready to get started I recommend that your first project be simple and easy! Don’t try to overdo it – or you might get discouraged. This Easy Ribbon Pillow is cute and a great place to start. Want something a little more advanced? Try this Ruched Pillow. From there the sky’s the limit! So are you ready to get started? Sewing is a wonderful skill, but like many worthwhile things, it takes time. So be patient with yourself! My last piece of advice: keep the seam ripper handy. Even a seasoned sewist needs to unpick every now and then!
If you already sew, why do you do it? If you don’t, do you think you’ll give it a try?
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