So you have an interest in sewing, but don’t want to sew, lol. Maybe you don’t have a sewing machine yet, or your fabric requires a special needle that you can’t find. Whatever the reason, i am here to share with you some methods i have found, to hopefully help you put together some wearable pieces of clothing.
Here you go:
By hand!– Yep, sewing by hand has been around for centuries, and we still use it even today. It can be a bit tedious, but it’s definitely one way to do it. There are basic stitches you can use for this method, if you aren’t sure how to. I have constructed entire garments by hand, when i can’t find the right needle for the fabric. It’s slow, but gets the job done. Just be careful to get the right balance of tension(not too tight or too loose) so your garment doesn’t pull or unravel.
Draping– This can actually give some aesthetically pleasing results when done well. Just be careful when wearing no-sew drape clothes, as they involve tying and tucking in, and you don’t want your clothes to fall off. There are many tutorials out there that show you how to do this. It’s actually quite fun playing around with the fabric to create the design.
Hemming tape/fusible– This is mostly used for hemming garments, and provides a clean finish without any sewing. You just need an iron and your set. It can be very convenient for emergencies too, in case you have an unraveled hem and can even be used to take in a dress by creating darts on the fabric.
Safety pins– Using safety pins to hold your garment together is yet another way. At least you don’t have to worry about clothes falling off accidentally. There are some awesome tutorials that have beautiful results with this method.
Gluing– If you don’t have access to a sewing machine, or needle and thread, and want something quick (maybe those DIY crafty projects), then this may help.I do not recommend this method, if you want long lasting and quality clothing, not to mention, the finishing may not be that great.
You can use any of the above methods to make clothing or any other crafty projects, depending on your needs, and the tools you have available. However, if you can sew, weather by hand or machine, it’s the best method for long lasting clothing(provided it’s done well). Thanks for stopping by and reading this post. Do share if you liked it and found it helpful. Are there any other methods you think i missed out on? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know)