Sewing Your Own Maternity Clothes
For pregnant women, sewing can be a wonderful and a rewarding experience especially if they get to sew not only the clothes that their newborn will be wearing but their own maternity clothes as well. Aside from the fulfilling experience, sewing your own maternity clothes can help you save some money. You don’t have to buy ready-to-wear garments that cost a lot.
Aside from being an economical activity, sewing your own maternity clothes can help you to be more creative and resourceful. The craft itself encourages you to come up with designs without having to spend a lot of money.
Sewing your own maternity clothes does not really require outstanding skills. All you have to do is to learn the basics of sewing and come up with your own style, designs, and ideas.
If you are planning to sew your own maternity clothes, pay attention to your time line. If you are a full time wife, then time will not be a problem for you. But for working parents, this activity requires outstanding time management skills to finish a certain sewing project.
Once you have fixed your schedule, another consideration will be the acquisition of sewing tools. Since you will be sewing your own maternity clothes, basic sewing tools such as sewing machine, needles, threads, serger, and shears are needed. If you are planning to sew an entire set of maternity wardrobe, make sure that you invest in good sewing tools because they will make the work easier and hassle-free.
Sewing your own maternity clothes can be fun as well as economical. You do not have to be an expert to make a satisfactory maternity garment. After all, any sewing “mistakes” you make will not be around very long, since you will not be using those maternity clothes for a long time. If you are a beginner, choose simple patterns. Save the harder ones for later.
Once you have all the tools that you need, consider the type of fabrics, designs, patterns, and colors that you will use for the maternity clothes. In choosing fabrics, make sure that they are strong and flexible enough to endure everyday use. Opt for cotton fabrics or cotton variations with polyester because they are soft, comfortable, and easy to work on.
When it comes to patterns, they will depend on your body measurements so you can make the necessary adjustments. Also, choose for printed designs and bright colors to stimulate positive mood, enthusiasm and cheerfulness. Colors such as red, blue, green, brown, yellow, pink, orange, and violet are ideal choices when you are sewing you own maternity clothes.