Post # 1
I’m thinking of sewing my own clothe… but i dunno how to sew lol
let me explain my mum always sew me great clothes and when i do shopping i’m always blocked by the price of clothes.
I watched a lot of youtube videos and with a bit of practice i think i can make it.
Is there any bee that sew her own clothes? what are the basic needs (my mum told me many time that she’ll give me her spare sewing machine if i intend to sew)?
thanks for your inputs girls
Post # 3
There are SO many great tutorials on Pinterest for different items of clothing, I’d most definitely suggest looking on there.
I so badly want to buy my own sewing machine so I can start making my own clothing, but it’s just not in the budget right now.
Post # 4
sorry i cant help, i did fashion for 1 year at college so made a dress, ad now ive decided that i want to start making up my own clothes too.
Actually going shopping tomorrow for stuff to get started.
Post # 5
Yes! I sew most my clothing! I’m attaching a few pictures of my work.
You will need a decent sewing machine, and I prefer Singer, personally. You will need sewing needles for your machine, hand sewing needles, pincushion with pins, safety pins, measuring tape, cutting board, really good scissors, and – most important – a SEAMRIPPER! 🙂 An iron and ironing board is also essential.
Sorry about the pics being so big.
Post # 6
@LindsayMaree: i’ll definitely take a look at Pinterest and it’s true sewing machine are quiet expensive but it’s good to save a bit and by a good one later (my mum bought her toyota – yes like cars :p – in the 80’s and she used it until 2010)
@lucy_smith: we can share our beginnings then 🙂
@rubyred605: wow, just wow. Your work is amazing. Where did you learn the basics?
Thanks girls for your inputs
Post # 7
@rubyred605: Wow those are really cool!
@parisian_bee: I would start small either modify clothes or sew small bags/pouches.
This lady’s blog is awesome: http://www.newdressaday.com/ She buys thrift store clothes and makes them pretty!
Post # 8
@rubyred605: That bathing suit is ADORABLE!!! You do an awesome job!
@parisian_bee: No problem, Pinterest is pretty much my go-to for any DIY projects I want to try. And I know, I keep wanting to put so much money aside every paycheck for a nice sewing machine, but I always have something else (all wedding related) that I blow the money on. Haha After August 30th, a fund will be started. 😉
Post # 9
@LucyLaLa: Thanks I bookmarked the blog! She does awesome stuff with “nothing”! I can’t believe the turn-around of some of the clothing! WOW. Makes me want to learn too!
Post # 10
@LucyLaLa: there are some really really nice stuff on that blog. I thought to begin with simple pillow cover. Do you think that’s easy enought to begin with?
Post # 11
@parisian_bee: I learned how to sew when I was ten… so I’ve been doing it for 15 years!
I read Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing. She has some good tutorials and sew alongs. Also I like Colette Pattern’s blog. Her book is really awesome too.
I would recommend a sewing book. My mom’s old Singer book from the 70’s was great, so I imagine their new sewing book would be good too!
Just remember it takes lots of patience and time! Don’t rush to do more advanced projects. As long as your fabric is beautiful, even the simplest skirt will look smashing!
Post # 12
Yes! I sew some of my own clothes, and i love doing it! For patterns, advice and tutorials i would reccomend http://www.burdastyle.com/. I love their modern patterns and supportive community!
Post # 13
@rubyred605: LOVE the swimsuit!!! Super cute!
@parisian_bee I really enjoy sewing! I think it requires a lot of practice and learning from trial and error! Youtube videos definitely help!
I would recommend starting with cotton fabrics… stretchy and silky fabrics are a little more difficult to work with in the beginning!