Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Is Home Sewing Worth The Time It Takes?

I think home sewing is well worth the time, thought and dedication that are put into it.

Think of it this way: you go shopping for a special garment, walk for hours to find it. You purchase this garment, and the next day, you see the same outfit on your friend! There went your satisfaction!

Home sewing allows you to have exclusive garments without the time you take to go shopping, as well as giving you the personal satisfaction of standing out in the crowd. It's an awesome feeling!

Take this into consideration as well: What is your time worth? You went shopping for 4 hours for example, so what did that special garment really cost you? What about the gas it took to get you there? Was your time worth it? If you make it at home, you can make sure you have the accessories to go with this garment (preferable before starting), save on your gas bill, and save on your swollen feet!

If you do home-sew your garment, you can make sure that no one else has the same garment because you can personalize it! From the store, it's pretty hard to personalize it!

Home sewing provides a great deal of satisfaction, pride and a boost to your self-esteem (a powerful boost). It makes your garment only yours and if you do it correctly, it is half the price taking all things into consideration.

For example, when buying that special dress, it may be too long - it has to be hemmed. The neckline might be too loose in all the wrong spots; do you really want to hire a seamstress to "fix the neckline". That's another cost to consider.

If you're purchasing pants, they may have a "box crotch" and you don't have a clue how to fix this and you wonder if you have to wear them this way. A common problem is that purchased clothing is made in bulk, and no one seems to have the measurements that are required to fit these purchased clothing items properly.

Home sewing allows you to alter the patterns so that they fit you properly giving you a greater sense of satisfaction. Fittings at a seamstress place of business, or a shop are a pain and sometimes you think it's not even worth it!

If you home-sew your own clothing, you don't have to go through this hassle - let's face it, it is a hassle!

I like to make old clothing into new clothing for my grandchildren. My old wedding dress is now a christening gown for my granddaughter. I have intentions of making my late husband's bathrobe into a bathrobe for my grandson. I have been known to home-sew some garments for my family members and give them these at Christmas as Christmas gifts. These are always well liked and cherished.

If you home-sew something, you can pick the fabric that you really like, instead of settling. You can experiment with new looks, use your imagination, and come up with something new. That makes it all worth it.

Most people say that they don't have time. Actually, the rewards are so great from home sewing that at the end of the project, you don't seem to remember the fact that you have no time!

If you're careful, the frustration level isn't too high either. When you get frustrated, just walk away for a little while. The answer always seems to come to you in time. Just don't ever give up - it's not worth it!

I like to take some favourite item of clothing and making a duplicate of that same thing. I don't have to rip apart anything - I have gotten so good at home sewing, that I can clone my clothing without any hassle, ripping apart or whatever. I do this due to weight gain, weight loss, or just to have a second item so it can be worn more often. The only difference I make is the color, which changes it enough to satisfy me. Then I have 2 of the same thing, but in different colors.

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