Why I Sew My Own…

18th June 2021

In previous generations, making your own clothes was a necessity. You couldn’t just walk into a shop and buy what you wanted straight off the rack like you can today. However, just because we have quick and easy fashion at our fingertips does not mean that sewing our own clothes is a thing of the past.

@sewlike – Romy Krystal Cutler in one of her own creations

In fact, more and more people are discovering the joy of making their own. Whether it’s so they can choose their own fabrics and styles, or because they don’t fit properly into the limited sizes the shops carry, or simply for the pleasure of it, ‘home sewists’ represent an ever-expanding community.

@rare.device Shannon Flaherty displaying a handmade dress

Luckily, thanks to the internet, there are patterns, groups and advice galore if you are just starting out or getting back into it. Male or female, old or young, everyone can make their own.

Mollie Clegg in a handmade dress (source)

There are some inspiring stories of why people sew on the Frankie website HERE where you can read to discover more about this growing trend. Perhaps it might even inspire you to dust off the sewing machine and try it yourself!

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