Sewing Personalized Gifts & Saving Pocket Money


Today kids have a more interesting and active social life than any of us did. They are constantly invited to parties, birthday get-togethers and other events. And each one means a different gift has to be given and that in turn means the end of a lot of pocket money. But here is a hobby that will not only help you save money but also make you feel like a hero. Learn sewing and then start making one-of-a-kind presents that make the receiver feel very special.

Every Personalized Gift Is A Special Message.

Now anybody and everybody can go to a shop, quickly pick out something, get it wrapped and then give it to someone. This is probably the most impersonal way of showing your love or appreciation.

If you know how to sew then you can make things that become a part of the receiver’s life. For example if your friend plays football and loves his soccer shoes then a cool carry bag for them with his name on it will be something that will be useful and treasured. Or it could even be as simple as a mobile phone cover that has been blinged out. Each of these will be like nothing available at any shop. They will carry a message that says you care and have taken the time and made the effort to make something unique.

Unique And It Saves Your Pocket Money Too.
We all know that pocket money is always limited. You barely manage to stretch through the month. Making your own gifts makes life so much easier. When you sew something it costs way less then what it would if you bought it. If you are smart and use recycled materials than it could even end up costing nothing. So save your money and learn how to sew.

Here are a few ideas to get you going. If you have a friend whose prize possession is a great cricket bat then you can make a cool cover for it. All it takes is a little fabric and your imagination to personalize it with his top score. Another thing that you could do cut out letters from coloured cloth and write his favourite player or team’s name across the cover. This will help your friend keep his bat safe and also make him the guy with the coolest kit on the field.

On we also have a detailed lesson on how to make a shopping bag. You can take this a step further and personalize these is interesting ways. Apart from adding embellishments like tassels you could also write interesting messages like “I am Saving the Planet”. Or if you are more adventurous than instead of making a square or rectangular bag cut the cloth in any interesting shape. It could be a circle to represent Earth! The sewing instructions you will see on the video apply to all shapes and sizes. You just need to use a little bit of intelligence. Now these bags make the best gifts of all. They are practical and come very handy. And they also help keep the environment clean.

Please recycle material and fabric. Don’t throw away that old Tshirt, it can make a small bag with just a few stitches. An old bed sheet can give you a few meters of fabric. That is enough to create more than a wonderful and easy to make gifts. To get you going please check out the Zippered Pouch project video. It will take you through all the steps and show you how to make one in a few minutes.

We are sure you will have more ideas on what to do. The trick here is to let your imagination run wild and then plan out how you will execute what you have imagined.

Learn and Create in the most fun way.

At we teach you how to sew in the most fun and interesting way. We have videos that are informative and easy to follow. Projects that push your new skills and are rewarding.

To Learn And Create you need to start with the basics. Once you are adept at them you get to use your new skill and create wonderful things. The videos where you start making things are called projects. And we have lots of them to keep you excited and involved.

To give you an idea of the learning process here is how you start::

  • Right at the beginning you learn How to set up your Sewing Machine.
  • Then you move onto developing your skills by Sewing on Paper. Yes paper! This is the best way to develop control and precision.
  • Once you have practiced this you move on and Learn how to Sew on fabric.
  • Only after you have understood these basic steps do you get to a project. And the first one is pretty interesting.
  • The first project that you make is a Bookmark It is simple, easy to make and will not take more than an hour. You will find this project really rewarding. And it will spur you on to the next lesson.

All these lesson and videos are available in 9 Indian Languages. So find the one that you are most comfortable with before you start.

Usha Has The Machine For You.

At Usha we have created a range of Sewing Machines that covers every type of user. From the absolute beginner to the most seasoned professional, we have a machine for you. Check out our range and see the one that fits your needs the nest. If you need to speak to our customer care people, they will give you all the information you need. Go through our range at , see what you like and then find a Usha store close to you using the store locator on our website.

We would love to see what all you create once you start sewing.
Once you do start sewing we would love to see your creations. Please do share them with us on any of our social network pages. – (Facebook), (Instagram), (Twitter), (Youtube). Tell us why you made it, who was it for and how you made it special.

Now it is going to be a long summer so we suggest that you stay at home where it is cool and start your lessons straight away.



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