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Correct me if I'm wrong but everybody wants to wear clothes that are custom made. It is not difficult to learn how to sew. Compared to ready-to-wear clothes, custom made clothes allow you to add in your desired design, patterns, width, length and etc.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Learning how to sew is also profitable. It can also be your source of income. You may launch a store that offers altering servises; or make made to order clothes; or start your clothing line. It is a great investment especially in today's economy.

How to Sew Tips

Learning how to sew is very easy. The only tricky part in learning this skill is learning how to draft a pattern. Once you learned how to make a pattern, it is much easier to learn how to sew.

Here's a list of steps on how to sew:

Be familiar with the sewing tools, equipment and materials that will be used. It is very hard to learn how to sew if you don't know what tools to use to make it it in the first place. Make sure you know what are the right tools and fabrics to use in making your clothes.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

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Making a pattern and design. If you try searching for designs online or in magazines, some designers give away sample patterns. But if your design is an original, you must. This is the reason if you wish to learn how to sew, it is better to start with small projects like pillow cases and bed sheets. These projects can be like your training to the basics of sewing. You'll have a hard time in the business if you don't know the basics.

Buy all necessary tools and fabrics. Now, it is time to shop for your clothe's materials. Choose the material that is right for your body type, complexion and style without sacrificing comfort.

Most women choose to wear clothings that are made with the cotton fabric. It is also the easiest material to work with. Fancier fabrics are not easy to sew. Don't forget your buttons, snaps or a zipper for the closure.

Sew the dress together. Remember, sewing cannot be finished in an hour. It is a process. Expect that the whole process may take a day or even days before you can see the dress come to life. You have to be extra careful especially when getting measurements. There are still adjustments to be made especially if the garments didn't fit right away.

How to Sew

If you want to learn how to sew, you have to be very patient. Learning a skill does not take overnight.

Practice makes perfect. If you are serious in making a profession or learning this skill, you have to make time for it. So if you want to learn how to sew, ensure you take several sewing projects to help you improve.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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