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#1 nekogamergirl23 on 2 years ago

Hi everybody!!! I'm new to cosplay and.... I'll be cosplaying Nyo! Italy... I just got my sewing machine, and I just feel really intimidated by it.... Do you need math for all the sewing?? :confused::lost:I honestly don't know what to do... anyone have sewing skills that might help me?

#2 Milky Bubbles on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=nekogamergirl23;5052033]Hi everybody!!! I'm new to cosplay and.... I'll be cosplaying Nyo! Italy... I just got my sewing machine, and I just feel really intimidated by it.... Do you need math for all the sewing?? :confused::lost:I honestly don't know what to do... anyone have sewing skills that might help me?[/QUOTE]

You do need math but a lot of sewing can just come from trail and error!
The main math that you need is your personal measurements.

I have no idea what costume you are referring to but I am gonna be honest and say that if starting your cosplay intimidates you --especially if you have little to no experience with sewing, you may want to either 1.) buy it and alter one or 2.) only make the little pieces of your costume while buying the rest.

Since I do not know what cosplay or character you are talking about(I didn't watch Hetalia) I cannot provide much help so if you can, post a link/post an image of the character you're referring to!

#3 loz64 on 2 years ago

You will need to take a sewing class so someone can show you how to work a sewing machine. I started off sewing easy things like pillowcases to get a feel for how sewing works. Trust me, if you start off your sewing journey trying to make a full costume you will just end up frustrated because you don't have the basic skills yet.

Craft stores like JoAnn and Michaels frequently have classes for total beginners, and there's tons of helpful videos and blogs online. Here's a blog listing a bunch of tutorials: [URL="http://thediydreamer.com/sewing/sewing-101-guide-for-beginners-like-me/"]http://thediydreamer.com/sewing/sewing-101-guide-for-beginners-like-me/[/URL]

#4 gypsy_girl on 2 years ago

I agree with altering clothes. You can learn a lot from taking an existing piece, taking it apart, altering it, and sewing it back up.

Try not to be scarred of your sewing machine. I got a new one and the first thing I made on it was my wedding dress. It was only the second dress I've ever made and only my third big project. Fun times.

Go for it. Try making things. Learn. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Sure you'll make them, but you'll learn and get better.

For Hetalia, a lot of characters can be done with ordinary clothes you fine in thrift stores.

#5 Angelx624 on 2 years ago

Yeah, I would start off small before making something complex. ._." That's how I started out, I just learned bit by bit. XD

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