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The Benefits of Sewing: 9 Reasons Why Sewing Is Good For You!

I thought it might be fun to write a brief post about the benefits of sewing your own clothes versus buying clothes from stores.

There are many great reasons to sew your own clothes – and they differ for each of us!

The Benefits of Sewing

Here are my benefits of sewing… What are yours?

1: A Unique Look

Sewing your own clothes as allows you to have a unique wardrobe. I love knowing that nobody else will be wearing the same thing as me.

2: Hand Eye Co-Ordination

Sewing with a needle and thread by hand, or by machine, requires hand eye co-ordination. Practising hand eye co-ordination actually helps to keep our brains as nimble as our fingers!

3: Emotional Well Being

Sewing can be quite therapeutic, which means I find myself to be a calmer, happier and more content human being.

4: Social Life Improvement

I have found that sewing has opened up my world. I know people all over the world who sew and pattern cut and it has really broadened my friendship base.

And this has been great for my relationship too as my poor other half was getting very fed up being my only sounding board for ideas!

5: Environmental Impact

Buying clothes in today’s world of fast fashion means there is a never ending amount of clothing going to landfill.

By sewing my own clothes, I are more likely to love it and wear it for longer.

6: Sewing Is Creative

Not only is sewing therapeutic, it is also super creative, which makes it one of the best benefits of sewing in my eyes. Think of all the different ways there are to sew a seam, finish a hem, insert a zipper.

And then there are all the different types of fabric to work with, all the different patterns to hack up and create with.

Getting creative with our construction techniques and fabric choices means we are engaging our brains in more creative thought. Great for the mind!

7: Lifetime of Learning

Sewing – and then pattern making – is a life long learning mission. I have readers who have been sewing for decades and still ask me questions about different pattern cutting methods.

Keeping the brain active is great for keeping our minds younger than we are, and lessens the chances of us having dementia in our older years!

And finally…

8: Self Esteem

Learning to sew does wonders for your self-esteem. When you’ve finished a dress or a jacket and a friend comments and asks where you bought it?

That warm fuzzy glow you get when you reply ‘I made it’? THAT does wonders for your self esteem!

9: Clothes That ACTUALLY Fit!

Yep… Each of us is unique. Very few of us fit what the fashion industry would call ‘normal’ sizing.

This means that to often we struggle to find clothes – or patterns for that matter – that fit us.

By sewing and making our own clothes, we can ensure that they fit us properly, which will in turn give us so much more confidence in ourselves!

What’s your number one reason for sewing? Let me know in the comments further below! 🙂

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Jessica Diego

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Great post! Sewing is indeed a must acquire skill for all women - especially the ones who wanna style up for events in their own unique manner. I found some literally cool sewing accessories for beginners. They are handy and easy to use for everyone!

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Sunday 15th of March 2020

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Lucille

Friday 17th of May 2019

Sewing helps me as a mom. It's really fulfilling when I am able to sew my kids costume for school activities. I don't have to worry if I can't find a ready-made costume.

Ann

Monday 24th of September 2018

Great post. All your reasons for sewing are on target. I have been sewing since I was a child (grew up sitting by mom sewing). I am now in my late fifties and still learning new things. Retirement and a husband on disability has caused me to get into refashioning and upcycling. I have learned so much online. I have created many cute costumes for my grandkids for very little money. Both the girls have had many a princess dress made over a peasant pattern and yes shirts lol.

Helen Barrass

Friday 26th of May 2017

Loved this post! I have loved sewing since I was a child, still learning every day and have my own blog to document sewing tutorials. This was so nice to read, sewing really gave me more confidence and gave me a purpose as a person. :-)

Sandra

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Although I haven't seen recently, but the reason why I see are the same as yours. It builds my self-esteem, and it keeps me from feeling bored .

Eve Tokens

Wednesday 31st of May 2017

Thanks for your comment Helen! I need to pop over to your blog and check out your makes! :)