Welcome to Start Making Clothes! This blog is dedicated to providing you with practical solutions to becoming someone who is able to sew and make their own clothes. Here you will find advice, tips and tricks on how to start sewing your own clothes. Yes, you can have the wardrobe of your dreams AND feel a sense of satisfaction that you did that with your own two hands, and I’m here to help you with that!


Hi I’m Shazia – a blogger and a stay at home mum to four little ones. I am a self proclaimed passionate dressmaker. Ever Since I can remember I knew I wanted to make and sew my own clothes, and when I was about 13 I made that happen.

Fast Forward to now, I have been sewing on and off for about 15 years – ok that makes me sound older than what I really am! All I’ll say is I’m in my early thirties. 

After becoming a mum I actually don’t get much time to be behind the sewing machine but, my strong passion for sewing has led me to start this blog so that way at least, I can write and talk about sewing!

Contact: shazia@startmakingclothes.com

Are you interested in starting to sew?

These posts will help you out:

How to start sewing clothes: The Definitive Guide for Beginners.

Choosing the best sewing machine for making clothes: ULTIMATE BUYERS GUIDE.

100 (FREE and paid) EASY sewing pattern for beginners with a twist!

13 Sewing essentials for beginners “the stuff that makes a kit complete!”