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Sew your own clothes with Minerva 

Many of us learned to sew at a young age, usually taught by the women in our family – our mothers, grandmothers or aunts.

There was a time when you sewed out of necessity, but fast forward a few decades to the age of fast fashion, and these skills looked to be on the verge of dying out. But now, sewing is having a huge revival and there are so many benefits and reasons to get into sewing.

Sewing is good for your wellbeing, it allows you to express your individuality and you can create one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. Sewing can also be good for the environment, and it teaches us to value handmade. When you sew your own clothes, you aren’t bound by current trends. You’re in control – you pick the style, the print, the colour, and your clothing will fit perfectly! Have you ever been out and about then seen someone wearing the exact same thing as you? Or ever seen an item of clothing in the shops but wished it came in a different colour or pattern? This is why sewing is great. You have ownership over your wardrobe! You can create clothing suited to your tastes, made to fit your body.

Studies have shown that sewing and crafting can also help with anxiety and depression as sewing helps engage your brain and relieve it of the stresses of everyday life. Sewing is increasingly becoming recognised as an effective way to combat depression as the absorption demanded calms the mind and reduces stress. The sense of accomplishment can boost mental health and improve our immune system, as relief from the pressure of multitasking is replaced by focussing on one thing.

And there has never been a better time to learn! The internet is jam packed full of tutorials and sewing support and there are so many sewing patterns aimed at beginners that hold your hand and guide you through the steps to creating a me-made wardrobe.

Get 15% off your next order at Minerva, exclusive to Silversurfers

Minerva is a brand-new online platform dedicated to those who love to sew or would love to learn. Create a free account and you can join this wonderful, supportive sewing community and make friends with people who share your passion across the globe. You can share your latest makes, plan your projects, ask the community for help or simply soak in all the inspiration that’s being shared. Not only can you post photos and videos of your own makes, but you can also ‘like’ & ‘comment’ on other maker’s posts, follow them and find out all about the fabric and pattern supplies they’ve used in their projects. So much inspiration!

You will also find everything you need at Minerva to sew your own clothes – they stock the biggest range of gorgeous fabrics, alongside stylish sewing patterns and all the haberdashery you will need to complete your project. As a family run business, they pride themselves on their award-winning customer service and fabulous range of products.

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