Frugal Living: Make Your Own Winter Clothes
Clothes That Are Easy On The Wallet And Easy On The Eye
By knitting your own winter clothes, you’ll be able to create pieces that suit you at a fraction of the cost of buying them.
Staying stylish all winter can be difficult, especially on a limited budget. When it comes to shopping for some new winter clothes, you often have to make a choice between style and price – and that means that those with less money to spend feel that fashion can leave them behind. Well, if you equip yourself with some needles and yarn that won’t be the case! Knitting your own winter clothes means that you can create a whole new wardrobe that is tailor made for you. Best of all, it will cost you a fraction of the price that you would pay on the high street. The worst of winter may be over, but it can take months to put together a personal winter wool collection, so start now and be ready for next Autumn!
Budgeting is easy
When you make your own clothes, you are totally in control of how much that it will cost. When you head out shopping, you have no idea what buying a few pieces will set you back, such is the unpredictability of high street prices. When you take your pick from some chunky knitting patterns, you can plan your budget accordingly, taking into account the costs of yarn, needles and any other tools that you might need to complete a project. Many of these tools can then be used for future projects, cutting costs even further. Some knitters like to take on one project a month, which once you have all the equipment you need, will hardly set you back at all.
Don’t be daunted
Lots of people feel daunted at the thought of learning to knit, thinking that it’s a hobby that requires extreme levels of dexterity and skill. While the most experienced knitters will have some jaw-dropping tricks up their sleeves, taking on a simple project isn’t scary at all. As long as you are patient and willing to learn, there is no reason why you won’t be able to complete it. Try something super-easy like a scarf or a hat if you’re feeling nervous, and then work your way up from there.
Creating your looks
Once you grow more confident, you’ll be able to look at high street pieces and then copy them at home for a fraction of the price. This might sound impossible now, but you’ll soon be able to identify the techniques and finishes used on off the rail designs. Alternatively, if you hate being seen in something that everyone else is wearing, you can design your own pieces. Whether you are a keen follower of fashion or more of an individualist, being able to knit will allow you to make clothes that look like they have just come off the runway. Just be prepared for lots of people to stop you and ask where your clothes are from!
A new wardrobe awaits!
Now that you know that by knitting your own clothes you can save money and look stylish, you’ve got no excuse not to! Knitting has never been cooler, so whether you’re a teenager or a more mature fashion enthusiast, it’s time to unleash your creativity. Remember, there is plenty of inspiration to be found online, so start looking for some