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How to make clothes

This articles explains how to make clothes. Anyone with a basic interest in sewing has the ability to make his or her own clothing. Nowadays, paper patterns usually have step-by-step instructions that are quite easy to follow. This article describes what the basic requirements for making clothes.

What are the basics?

Before you begin to make your own clothes, you will need to decide on what you want to make. Then, you need to choose a pattern and the amount of fabric that you will need. If it is a first attempt, then it is best to go for a simple garment like a dress or a skirt. Choose a paper pattern so that you can have guidance as to the cut and the size of the garment. Do not go overboard on the fabric if it is a first attempt. This is because any mistakes made on pricey fabrics, can turn out to be expensive. Accessories You will need: - A sewing machine, - A good pair of scissors, - An assortment of different coloured thread and - A tape measure. Procedure You are now ready to start. The first thing to do is to cut your pattern to your size. You can now lay it onto your fabric. When you are satisfied, pin it down and cut out your garment . The rest is only about following the instructions on the pattern. They will detail out on how to assemble the whole garment. It is a real sense of achievement to create your own clothes

More advanced options

Experience Once that you decide to make your own clothing, you should be able to create your own dress. As you become more experienced, you will probably be able to design your own patterns. You can even make your own labels so as to give your creations a professional look. You may be looking for something special that you cannot buy off the rail, such as clothes that have a vintage look. As you acquire experience, you can achieve this yourself. Night classes If you are enjoying your dressmaking, you may wish to learn some more about it. There are dozens of night classes that you can take so as to get more experience. You could end up selling your own designer labels!

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