The sewing industry has had a successful year with noticeable growth in popularity. Shows like The Great British Sewing Bee and the rise of crafting for wellbeing has helped illustrate sewing as an enjoyable hobby for everybody!
Following the industries rise in popularity, a number of new sewing trends are being recognised by consumers. From unicorns to Pantone’s Greenery, there’s been lots of fun and stylish sewing trends in 2017. In 2018, we’re looking forward to seeing these trends make an impact on sewing projects:
Scandinavian style has made a big impact on the retail and craft industry and is set to be a key interior design trend for 2018. We’re likely to see the stylish simplicity inspire sewing projects for home décor and fashion pieces. Scandi style adds a simplistic and natural element to a craft projects, with muted colours in creams and browns with elements of muted navy and green.
Eco-friendly living has become a lifestyle for many due to the importance of looking after the environment around us. While it is easy to find green products at grocery stores, it’s not as easily accessible to find sustainable clothing lines. Many sewers are looking to fix that problem themselves, creating their own environmentally friendly clothing lines. With the abundance of online inspiration, tutorials and free patterns, it’s easy for sewers to learn how to create new things. This allows sewers to create clothes they love, without harming the environment.
Embroidered clothing and home décor pieces have become really popular throughout 2017, and we are expecting to see the trend stay popular throughout 2018. The intricate embroidery produces really detailed designs on sewing projects. It can turn understated garments or home décor pieces into beautiful projects with its addition of colour. Whether they are clothes, blankets, handbags or even shoes.
Charity Shop Upcycling
Younger sewers are definitely taking on the trend for upcycling clothing or ‘re-fashioning’. Clothing can be an expensive luxury for many younger people, especially students. With their disposable income being lower, it’s easier for them to keep up with the latest trends by creating their own garments. Fabric can be pricey, so upcycling already made garments into new wears is a cost effective way to keep up with fashion!