🌸 sewing doesn’t have to be expensive or wasteful to learn 🌸 and it’s not as hard as you think it will be - you just have to be brave enough to start, make a bunch of mistakes, and practice a ton 🌸 I want everyone to know that they can sew and make things too 🌸 I taught myself how to sew from @littlepineneedle YouTube sewing tutorials 🌸 in the last year, I’ve really honed in my skills and learned a ton by taking classes at a community college 🌸 please OH PLEASE don’t think you have to get an expensive fashion degree from a known school to sew well - there’s no problem with doing this of course (please do if you want to!) but don’t trick yourself into thinking it’s the only way 🌸 I’ll just share a few tips for how to save money when you’re learning how to sew....
🌸 1) look at the “materials” section next to the bed sheets at Goodwill (or any thrift store) - there is ALWAYS good new and vintage fabric - it’s a treasure trove for unique sewing material 🌸 2) buy your sewing machine at a thrift store or Facebook Marketplace - people buy sewing machines all the time and then never use them, then resell them - I got my embroidery machine for 60% off on Facebook marketplace just because it was a floor model and had been used for demos
🌸 3) learn alterations and upcycling on thrifted clothing - it’s cheap so it doesn’t matter if you mess up
🌸 4) buy fabric secondhand on eBay - it’s often cheaper and you can find really unique things there 🌸 if you want me to share more sewing tips in the future I’d be happy to!