People who know how to sew are never limited to their wardrobe. Or the shelves in a store. Their hands can do miracles — they can make clothes themselves.
There’s a subreddit called r/Sewing, and it’s the place where these skilled craftsmen show off their work. We’re talking intricate wedding dresses, umbrella coats, and much, much more! There’s plenty of surprises on this 372,000 member-strong sub.
“This is a community specifically for sewing including, but not limited to: machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, hand sewing, tapestry, patchwork, and help/suggestion threads,” they say in their ‘About’ section.
We at Readingaro have handpicked some of the masterpieces these sewers have created, so continue scrolling and who knows, maybe the photos will inspire you to pick up a spool of thread yourself. Enjoy!
#1 I Did It, I Made A Coat! (McCalls 6800, View D With B’s Hem)
#2 Been Sewing Shirts And Matching Ties For My 5 Cats. It’s Been Fun. Hope You Like Them
#3 I Just Finished My Son’s Halloween Costume
#4 Self Drafted. No Pattern. Outfit I Made From Scratch From Kente Fabric
#5 I Made My Wedding Dress (No Pattern)
#6 In 2020 I’m Planning To Memorialize My Father By Sewing A Book Of His Life. This Is Page One
#7 Duchess Coat By Ellie And Mac Patterns For My Spiderman-Obsessed 2y.o. Niece. I Can’t Wait To See It On Her!
#8 Finished My Rainbow Quilt! And A Body Pillow Case To Match. Happy Pride Month!
#9 (Self Drafted) My Old Lounge Dress Wasn’t Getting Much Wear, So I Reworked It Into A Sundress
#10 I Made A Maple Leaf Fairy Costume For Renn Faire (B4571)
#11 Designed, Sewed, And Modeled This Dior Inspired Trench Coat
#12 Bought My First Sewing Machine 2 Weeks Ago Without Knowing A Single Thing About Sewing. So I Spent Hours On Youtube Watching How To Videos. I Made This Myself Yesterday
#13 Made A Non Conventional Wedding Dress! V9296
#14 Completed My Belle Gown (Beauty & The Beast) Self Drafted
#15 This Is A Prom Dress My Aunt From Nigeria Made For Me Back In 2019. We Designed It Based On Two Different Dresses. The Pattern Of The Fabric Is My Favorite Part! (No Pattern)
#16 Made An Entire 1850’s Outfit. Lots Of Work, But Totally Worth It!
#17 I Recreated An Early 1900s Illustration Butterfly Dress!
#18 I Made A Velvet Dress With Leds To Look Like The Night Sky (Self Drafted)
#19 I Made The Dressing Gown That Bilbo Wears In The First Hobbit Movie (M7875)
#20 Prom Might Not Have Happened This Year But At Least I Can Still Twirl Around In The Ball Gown I Made!! Self-Drafted
#21 (Self-Drafted) Sewist On Low Budget Recreating Expensive Dresses. I Was Inspired By This Teuta Matoshi Dress
#22 (Fo) I Alter Weddings Dresses For A Living, But Suit Alterations Are My True Passion. Here’s My Last Suit I Did For Myself
#23 Coat Made With Broken Umbrellas
#24 I Made Billy Porter’s Oscars Tuxedo Gown (Self Drafted)
#25 (McCall’s Archive Collection Circa 1956 M7478) Took Forever To Finish This Coat, But I’m Really Pleased With How It Turned Out – Especially The Twirl Factor!
#26 I Sewed A Wedding Dress Out Of Sweatpants
#27 First Finished Dress vs. First Dress I Can Actually Wear In Public
#28 My DIY Thrift-Flipped Wedding Dress
#29 Engagement Photo Dress I Designed And Constructed
#30 Simplicity 8262, Modified To Have A Hood Instead Of A Double Collar. Now To Walk Around Looking Dramatic
#31 This Is My Prom Dress I Designed And Made
#32 Made My Own Homecoming Dress
#33 African Print Mermaid Style Dress
#34 Self Drafted Bomber Jacket. I Saw The Fabric And Knew I Had To Make Something. It’s My First Crack At A Jacket And The First Real Wearable Garment I’ve Made For Myself! I Think I’m Going To Be Making A Lot More!
#35 Made One Of Those “My Rich Husband Died Of Mysterious Circumstances” Robes And I’ve Never Felt More Powerful
#36 (Mccall’s 7047) I Made A Prototype Wedding Dress Aka The First Thing I’ve Sewn Since Senior Prom!
#37 I Hand/Machine Embroidered A Starmap Onto These Jeans!
#38 Wish I Was Brave Enough To Wear This Out. Took Me Forever To Make
#39 (Burdaeasy 2019) Tried To Recreate A 60’s Inspired Dress From The Queen’s Gambit
#40 (Simplicity 8578) I Made A Robe À La Française For Halloween
#41 I Made A Victorian Walking Dress With A Matching Hat And Parasol For A Festival In A Nearby Port Town (B6400, TV1884 Wash Overskirt, Self Drafted)
#42 Finished My Three Piece Suit Just In Time For Fall!
#43 Started Sewing Two Weeks Ago And I Finally Made A Dress From Scratch
#44 Self-Drafted Blouse Made From Silk And An Antique Lace Collar. I Love Edwardian Fashion, And I’m Trying To Incorporate That Style Into My Wardrobe More
#45 Matching 1950’s Style Men’s Shirt And Wiggle Dress
#46 I Made An Adventure Ready Dress For My Niece. Machine Washable, No Scratchy Tulle, Fully Equipped With Pockets And Pack Pack For Maximum Storage Capacity, And Of Course A Matching Dress For A Side Kick [m7458]
#47 My Husband Gave Me Some Of His Old Band T-Shirts, So I Made A Dress For Our Daughter
#48 I Made Some Professor-Y Clothes For The 1890s (Pattern Hacked)
#49 Sewcial Isolation Project I Made Back In March! (Apron Dress By Fabrics-Store (Free))
#50 Conjured Up A Last-Minute Dress For Halloween And I Am So Proud Of These Pockets! (Self-Drafted)