Sunday, February 28, 2016

Getting Crafty With Your Budget

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If you are on a budget but still want to look good, and have fun while you are at it, crafting is going to come in as a saving grace. Many people think that crafting is not enjoyable or takes too much work, but actually it can be very fun, and productive in just a short manner of time.

It takes time to learn how to knit, crochet, or sew, but once you begin to acquire these skills you will be able to supply yourself (and your friends and family) with homemade, unique clothing. Your friends and family, and strangers too, will admire your unique “brand” and ask you where you got it from. You can proudly reply that you crafted it yourself. Nobody needs to know that you are knitting your own socks to save money- but it can certainly do that! A homemade knit pair of socks can last you a long time, because you’ll also know how to darn them should a hole or rip appear.

Repairing your clothes is a useful skill that can save you loads of cash. Just because a pair of pants has a hole in them does not mean they are garbage. I once patched three different holes on a pair of pants that lasted me about eight years- through high school, college, and a few years of agricultural work- that was a great pair of pants! And those pants were great because of the work and energy I put into them. Each time I or someone else noticed one of the patches I had sewn on, I was proud of the fact that I was still using these pants years after the fact, even though many would’ve thrown them away long before. Not only was I proud, but the pants were functional, too. They were my favorite pants, which was why I had taken great pains to sew them properly! On top of it, I was saving a lot of money- while others would’ve thrown out one or two or even three pairs of pants by the time I finally parted ways with that particular pair of pants, I had not done so- that translated to money saved to spend on other things!

You might not think of crafting to recuse your troubled budget, but it certainly can help you out while providing an enjoyable hobby and a unique wardrobe to boot!

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