As we end the first month of the year, we are no seeing several invites for classes and workshops exclusive for sewing enthusiasts. Some of these workshops come at a hefty rate, while some are also conducted within the community with people you already know. As a sewing hobbyist myself, I have also come across with these invites, and had my own apprehensions at first. I've been so used to learning things by myself, so why would I need to learn it from someone else, instead?
However, I realized that much of my learning were also through the experiences of other people. After one sewing workshop, I have been a regular attendee of these workshops already, both paid and free. Here are the things that you can expect and get from attending sewing classes and workshops:
1) Personalized techniques
When we are simply hopping from one online pattern to another, we tend to also follow the sewing style of the previous person who did it. When you go to these classes, you'll realize that there are actually more sewing techniques that you can try, that are more appropriate for your personal choices, body type, and goals. Sewing gurus from the workshop will be more than willing to help you with this.
2) Expert unabashed tips on fabric selection
Fabric choice as always been my weakness. If you are like me, then you will definitely greatly benefit from these classes as the guru, as well as your fellow learners have all the right experience in selecting the perfect fabric for a certain sewing project. Some workshops even have their own fabric choices for you to try.
This for me is one of the most precious takeaway from any sewing workshop, which is something that i certainly cannot get by simply learning at home. You get constructive criticisms and feedback that will only improve your skills and confidence in the craft.
4) Sewing friends
With sewing workshops, you take a break from merely connecting with your fellow sewing enthusiasts virtually. It is refreshing to meet new people, who may have different skill levels as you, but still share the same passion in sewing.