Tired of constant shopping in search of stylish, beautiful and suitable clothes for you? Stop doing this and learn how to create unique and fashionable garments by yourself. How to do that and what do you need for that? Of course, you should read special sewing books with detailed instructions and step-by-step pictures to learn all the basics and techniques. As an alternative, you can attend classes on sewing or get sewing lessons online. But to start practicing you will need:
A good, multifunctional sewing machine
A sewing machine is an essential piece of equipment for beginners. It can help you stitch fabrics and together with thread. It easily sews through various types of fabric for tailoring high-quality clothes. Modern sewing machines can make a huge variety of plain or patterned stitches.
An embroidery machine
An embroidery machine is great for tailoring. It can create numerous patterns on textiles. It’s suitable for decorating not only clothing but also gifts and elements of home decor. With this machine, you’ll be able to make unique designs on quilts, pillows, and wall hangings.
A garment steamer
A clothes steamer is an excellent way to get rid of deep wrinkles and tough creases on fabrics. The power of hot steam can easily smoothen even the most delicate types of fabrics (silk, cotton, wool, etc.) as well as curtains, drapes, tablecloths, and so on. Additionally, the powerful steam shot can remove unpleasant odors and kill germs. A clothes steamer can become a total game changer for your home, as it has many other uses around the house.
A large full-length mirror
It allows you to see your whole item of clothing when you’re standing up to your full height. Ideally, you should get a three-way mirror.
A sewing mannequin or dress form
This simulation of the human body is needed for making paper patterns or taking measurements of the clothes. It’s ideal for pinning on fabrics so that you could create clothing with the perfect fit. With it, you can also display your new masterpieces in your mini atelier.
A set of different clothes hangers
Clothes hangers come in different designs and shapes. A regular clothes hanger is good for jackets, coats, shirts, etc. But for such garments as skirts, trousers, and dresses without straps, you’ll need clip hangers with two clamps. A clip hanger with only one clamp is required for tires, socks, and other small items of clothing.
Some sewing essentials
You can’t go without various trifles like fabric scissors, pinking shears, seam ripper, pins, needles, measuring tape, and tailor’s chalk.
As you see, you’ll need some key pieces to fulfill all your crazy wishes on the clothes or revitalize your stale wardrobe. But it’s definitely worth it.