For many people around the world, fashion is an important part of their life. It’s a way for them to express themselves and find their own beauty and uniqueness. For some, this way of expression is easy to acquire as they’re already happy with the clothes they find in the shops they frequent. However, for others, clothes made by others is not enough for them to exhibit their fashion sense. In comes the option of creating one’s own clothes. If you’re considering doing this, then here are things you can do to start making your clothes and showcasing your uniqueness. Here’s everything you need to know about this DIY process.

The Clothes You Want To Make

There are many different ways to make clothes, you can either start from scratch or use existing fabrics and designs to make new renditions. It doesn’t matter which way you go, what’s important is that you make the clothes you want to make, and eventually, wear. If you’re okay with putting in a lot of time and effort into your handmade clothes, then maybe sewing new clothes is the better option for you. However, if you want to keep the process simple, then maybe opting for something like making printed shirts would be the better fit. You can also cut up old clothes and make different combinations with them for new outfit ideas, whatever fits your taste!

 

Acquire The Tools Needed

Something important in the process of making clothes is having the right tools for the job. This will usually come after the process of finding out what you want to do, but in some cases, people might have the tools before discovering the clothes they want to make. It depends on the situation. But what’s a constant for all clothes making procedures is that each method has its destined tools that you need to acquire. If we follow the previous example for printed shirts, then you’ll need to figure out which printing procedure you’re opting for. Do you want to screen print, use vinyl graphics, or use direct-to-garment printing? Opting for vinyl graphics? Then you’ll need to look for the best heat press machines around to have beautiful prints on your shirts. The same goes for other clothes making processes. Sewing will need a sewing machine, knitted clothes will need knitting needles, and so on.

Learn About The Basics

Learning about the basics is essential to make beautiful clothes. You need to understand the nitty-gritty of every aspect of the clothes-making process. You need to learn more about the tools you use and how to use them. If you’re using machines in any part of the process, then learn about the different parts of the machine so you can use it effectively and, hopefully, not break it. Even learning how to properly measure, which might seem very trivial at first, is very important to make clothes the right way. If you don’t know where to start then make test garments and learn the important details through experience.

 

Learn About Fashion And Design

Similar to learning the clothes making process, you need to put in enough time to learn more about fashion and design. To design the clothes you’ll be making, you need to first work on your drawing skills. This doesn’t mean that you have to be an absolute professional in drawing, you just need to reach the level needed to sketch your designs and to put your imagination on paper. This will help a lot as you’ll be able to work on the finer details of your designs. Learning about fashion and design can also help you understand how to use different fabrics, patterns, and colours. You wouldn’t want to pick a print motif for your new printed sweatshirt just to find that its colour scheme doesn’t match with your sweatshirt’s colour. Discovering the theories behind these aspects will make the whole process easier for you and will help you through each step of the production process. You’ll be able to make the unique clothes you’ve always wanted to wear.

There you have it! These are some of the things you need to factor in when making your own clothes. Of course, the most important thing is for you to be happy with the clothes you produce. Sometimes disregarding the rules is what allows you to reach new heights. What might seem like a  “fashion disaster” might be the style that suits you best. Wear your clothes proudly and show the world how unique you are!

 

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