Sewing as a Hobby
Sewing, to some, is a tedious chore only used when something rips that needs mending.
But to a do-it-yourselfer, sewing is the anticipated highlight of every day. The possibilities are endless!
The money saved is probably the number one reason most people sew. Yes, materials can be expensive at times, but if you learn to look for bargains or get material when it is on sale, you can save plenty. Buying a large piece of fabric and finding many different things to create with it can be extremely satisfying. Once you learn the skills, you can create that awesome dress you couldn’t afford at the boutique. Make yourself some amazing curtains for a quarter of the price. (curtains are so expensive!) Once you get the fever, there’s no end to what you can create. Freshen up your living room with some new pillow covers. Make yourself a new skirt for spring, or a cover up for the summer. Once you have the hang of it, you will notice a lot of the things you desire at the store are so simply made by hand, for half the price! Your initial purchases of your sewing needs, such as thread, needles, fabric, or a sewing machine for beginners can seem expensive. But in the long run they will save you so much money on expensive clothing, accessories, and other items.
Learning all the skills of sewing can be beneficial to your closet as well as your wallet. You can learn how to make your own fashions, accessories and even household items that will save you hundreds. Your friends will envy all the personal styles you create. And you may even get some orders from some of them for their own special pieces. You can make pillows and quilts to decorate your rooms, and tote bags and scarves to decorate you! Be the talk of the party with a unique fashion you created. Use your skills to make gifts for your friends. You will have way more ideas than you do time once you get involved.
De-stress your Life
Sewing is one of the hobbies that is known to reduce stress. The act of sitting quietly with needle and thread relaxes your body and your mind to reduce any stress you may have. Using a sewing machine can also be soothing. The whirring of the motor can be very beneficial in helping you feel calm and relaxed. If you get to the point where you are feeling overwhelmed or something is not going right, take a break and think about the project from another room. Chances are you will be ready to head right back in and try it again. Never get discouraged, just take your time and await the results.
The Final Project
When you have finally finished your first creation, you will be filled with pride and happiness at what you have done. Wear it out and show off your skills. Or decorate your room and sit back and see what you have accomplished. There is no greater elation than the feeling you get when you make something yourself. Except, perhaps, the feeling you will get when you see the same exact item in the store for 3 times what it cost to make yours!