Tie-Dye and Batik

A piece of plain white cloth is a crafter’s dream when it comes to adding color to their clothing, and tie-dyeing and batik are two...


Embellishing Manufactured Clothes

People love the ease of picking up clothes ready-made in the store, but creating their own look is also important. Some will add belts, brooches...


Learning to Create with Textiles

Fashion is an ever-changing game, and those who want to make their own will find plenty of materials available to help them on their way....


Original Clothing Patterns

Clothes are now manufactured in bulk, but creating one item at a time has always had its own rewards. For those who love to create...


Making Your Own Cloth

There are many materials to make into cloth, and manufacturers have produced them in record numbers. While most people buy their material at a craft...

The modern world is full of professional designers who ply their craft in fashion houses across the globe, but they are not the only ones responsible for clothing design. Home crafters have always created their own look without the benefit of degrees and experience, and they display their work with pride. Some of them take printed materials and patterns to create their own clothes, but others prefer to start with a blank slate.

Dyeing cloth and creating patterns has become a popular hobby in the past half century, and modern materials make it easier than ever before. There are standard patterns available in craft stores and online for those who love to sew, and new ones are created on a regular basis. Some people prefer to manufacture their own patterns, or they mix their own dyes to create new color patterns on material they have made with their own hands.