Sewing Your Own Clothes

Sewing your own clothes can be an economical way of adding to your wardrobe.

It’s also a very good skill to have.  Not many people sew clothing, so knowing how to sew can be a money making skill, as well.

This winter, I was trying to find a nice pair of pajama pants for my hubby.  By nice, I mean not the usual plaid flannel that you find everywhere.  He likes something a little more unusual.  Try as I might, I could not find anything, so instead, I bought a standard pattern for pajamas that included a variety of sizes.  I wrapped the pattern as a gift and included the promise of making jammies for him if he picked out the material.  He had the fun of finding some material he really liked and now I’ll have the fun of sewing!

Sewing Clothes

I like buying patterns that have many pieces included, plus a variety of sizes.  With this pattern, I can sew pajama pants, shorts, shirts, robes and nightshirts!  With the variety of sizes, this pattern will fit me, too.

There are many videos and websites that teach sewing, so I’ll skip that.  However,  patterns really walk you through the process, so even if you don’t sew, you can be pretty confident that you’ll have success by following the directions.

Sewing Clothes

The biggest investment in sewing, is the machine.  I still have my mom’s old sewing machine, but you can find machines in thrift stores or at garage sales.  Even new, a standard machine isn’t too much, considering how long it was last and how much sewing your own clothes can save you.  If you can sell some of your sewn items, the machine will pay for itself in no time!

Sewing Clothes

I hope you try sewing something!  I find it fun and it’s very satisfying to make what I need.


  • Making what you need
  • Having unique items
  • Saving money
  • Having a valuable skill

We found the material on sale for $2.99 per yard and we needed 3 yards.  These pajama pants cost $9.00 instead of $24.00!

The cost of the pattern is negligible, because it will be used many times and each time the cost of the pattern will go down.  I think of patterns as investments in tools.

We will get many pieces of clothing from this pattern and each time we will save money, but for the 1st piece we saved $13.00!!

MONEY SAVED: $13.00 +



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