5 Reasons to Learn Make Your Own Clothes

I’ve been really into making my own clothes recently… re-purposing other clothing.  It’s pretty easy to learn how garments are constructed by inspecting the clothing you already have in your closet!

I made this fitted sweatshirt using a HUGE oversized hoodie I bought from Marshall’s for $14.99.


5 Reasons to learn to make your own clothes:

  • It’s inexpensive. 1 of 5
    It's inexpensive.
    You can get some great deals on fabric on eBay and around the web. Once I made my daughter and I matching outfits for a wedding....for under $6:
  • You can customize the fit. 2 of 5
    You can customize the fit.
    I'm almost 6 feet tall so I have a hard time finding certain things. I love that I can make my own tees and tops and dresses and easily customize the length. Click here to see the step by step tutorial on altering a sweatshirt.
  • Your clothing will be unique. 3 of 5
    Your clothing will be unique.
    Every time I make something for myself I'm guaranteed that no one else will have the same outfit as me. The clothing I make myself also gets the most compliments! And I made this easy oversized shirt using an old t-shirt and some fabric scraps using the GoTo Top Pattern.
  • You can recycle clothing. 4 of 5
    You can recycle clothing.
    Have something that doesn't quite fit anymore? It's easy to make a few adjustments and make it into something new. I made this dress below for a photoshoot.....completely out of all t-shirts. So basically it was free. Click here to view the Pieced Tunic Pattern.
  • You can sew for others. 5 of 5
    You can sew for others.
    I make most my daughter's clothing too. Click here to see how I made this pieced block dress. Once you get proficient at sewing you can make all sorts of things: home decor, handbags, etc.


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