Have you ever asked yourself if you should learn to sew? Would you make your own clothes? Or, maybe some super cute baby blankets? I was thinking about this question, and I think I know the answer: everyone should learn to sew. I know; it seems like a giant idea, but the benefits of learning to sew are giant themselves.
Reason #5: Sewing Saves Money
Everyone likes to Save Money. On my list of reasons of why everyone should learn to sew, saving money makes the list at number five. You can make simple repairs to garments such as hemming your own pants, sewing on a missing button or repairing a seam. You can make things for your home, your family, and gifts for everyone. You can even make things to sell.
Reason #4: Sewing Enhances Your Home
I just mentioned making things for your home so let’s make home décor reason number four. When was the last time you bought new couch cushions? Couch cushions are expensive for something that sits on your couch and adds a splash of color. What if you could just sew four straight lines, add some stuffing? Voila! Pillows! You could make your own curtains, and even towels. Once holiday time arrives (like now), you could even whip-out a table runner that matches your décor exactly! We are talking straight lines here, and I feel pretty confident this is going to be doable for everyone reading this.
Reason #3: Sewing Entertains Your Kids
Reason number three should be Kids Clothes and Accessories. You can get fabric with the hottest TV cartoon characters, movies, shows, colors, textures, etc. You name it, and they make fabric to match. Kids love capes, so they can be their favorite super hero, and show me a kid that doesn’t like hanging out in a tent. You can make pillow cases, hair bows and even clothes. Talk about being a superhero – that’s how the kids will think of you as they rock their new look!
Reason #2: Sewing is Eco-Friendly
Since you are already being a superhero, let’s talk about reason number two: it’s GREEN! No, not the color, but – you know – save the planet, save a tree, and eco-friendly. You can repurpose anything made from fabric, and the best place to shop is your local thrift store. Remember that earlier point about saving money? This one ties right into reason number five because the best selection of fabrics can be found at yard sales and discount stores. You can upcycle curtains into pillows. You can repurpose a men’s shirt into a little girl’s dress (not the other way around), and even take a used duvet and turn it into a shower curtain. The possibilities are endless if you’re creative; the cost is negligible, and you will be doing your part in saving our planet.
Reason #1: Sewing is a Sense of Accomplishment
Now, for the last and absolutely best reason everyone should learn to sew: sense of accomplishment. When you sew, you create something handmade. You start with a piece of fabric, and an hour or two later you’ve transformed it into something that will make a difference for someone. Sewing gives you power over a decorating budget and provides unlimited possibilities of creation with fabric. Sewing is a skill that will be passed down through generations. When people ask “where did you get that” you can proudly answer, “I made it!”
All Ray’s: Providing Sewing Machines for Englewood and Denver for over 40 Years
Get your sewing machine repaired, or get a new sewing machine to put these five reasons into action. Be productive, save money, bring the family together, and put that fabric to better use! We all have fabric ready in our dressers, and the thrift stores are ready to feed your new sewing machine.
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