10 Popular Craft Projects



Tired of browsing in clothing stores and finding nothing that fits? Or even worse, are you sick of wearing what everyone else is wearing because it's all that's available at the local mall? Maybe it's time to take up sewing and learn to make your own clothes. Not only can you create fashion that fits your personality, but you can also save big bucks over store-bought clothing. Hand- or machine-sewn garments that you make yourself are also the secret to great-fitting clothes, especially for those whose bodies simply don't fit into standard sizes.

If you're new to sewing, start small. Try taking a class at your local fabric store to learn basic sewing and embroidery techniques. Once you've gotten the hang of things, find a simple pattern and some cheap fabric to test your skills. After you've mastered making clothes you can wear, you may find your designs are good enough to sell. Try crafting Web sites like Etsy.com to set up a simple shop or to browse designs of other sewing fans.

The idea of sewing your own clothes may seem overwhelming at first, but don't worry. Start small, and remember that the crafting process is half the fun!