Making your own clothes used to be a commonplace practice but seems to be a bit of a dying art nowadays. Or is it? Why would people want to make their own clothes when shopping for them on the high street or online is easier than ever before? If you’ve ever struggled to find the perfect sizing then maybe having the ability to make your own doesn’t seem so crazy after all! There are many benefits to dressmaking and here we will take a look at some.

Be your own fashion designer

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The ability to create your own clothes is a very rewarding activity and enables you to fully express your own style and personality instead of relying on what a designer has decided you should wear. There is also the huge satisfaction of having something ‘made by you’ and the achievement of wearing something totally unique that you’ll want to share with your family, friends and coworkers. Imagine something that can build your confidence, act as a channel for your creative side and make you look great and you’ve got a very fulfilling hobby. There are so many patterns available so why wait? Start building your own bespoke clothing collection. For Cotton Fabric, visit

  • Instead of buying expensive branded clothing, you could save money making your own and therefore have more cash to buy accessories to go with all your new creations – shoe and handbag shopping is always fun!
  • You don’t have to rely on shopping around for ages to find the perfect sizing, which differs so greatly between labels. You will be able to create your own fashion style that suits your personal body shape.

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  • Don’t like the current trends? Why be dictated to by the fashion world? Don’t let other designers dress your world. Making your own clothes allows freedom to choose styles and designs that suit your skin tone.
  • Be individual and create a one-off design, unique to yourself. You will feel proud that no other person in the world has the same dress, skirt, or top as you.
  • Humans have a desire to be creative so let yours run free and allow that basic human desire to fulfill itself.
  • You’ll have well made clothing that you will love to wear, time and time again.
  • The sense of personal achievement when you finish, wear and show off your clothing.
  • Making your own clothes gives you a greater sense of being in control of your own image and as we are often judges on our appearance, creating our own look can help boost our self esteem and confidence.

There is absolutely no harm in giving it a go if it’s something that has attracted you in the past. What have you got to lose? If it’s not for you then there’s no harm done and the high street clothes stores will all still be there. But what if you discover an exhilarating and exciting hobby, an outlet for all your unique and personal style traits. Who knows, you might even discover a secret fashion designer trapped inside you!