Every adventurer enjoys a good challenge and they all love high quality gear. What would you say if I told you that there is a very useful hobby that combines those two passions into one? Sewing. Not only can it provide you with a worthy challenge but it can also allow you to create your own, unique and custom gear.
There’s nothing quite like that feeling of accomplishment you get when you create or mend something on your own. And when that something is the ideal gear you desire, not only did you end up completing a challenge, but you also saved up a considerable amount of money along the way. But there’s more to sewing your own gear than just saving money and feeling fulfilled. Here’s why sewing is something that every adventurer should do.
Learning how to sew doesn’t take long
If you’re thinking that you have to spend a lot of time on being tutored how to use the sewing machine before you can start sewing your own gear, you’ll like what you’re about to read. That’s not the case. The very process of sewing is not all that hard actually, at least not the basics. You can learn how to sew in just a few days or maybe a week, as long as you focus on learning only the things that you need to know in order to make your own adventure gear.
Nowadays there are many different types of sewing machines and you can easily find an affordable one that will be able to do the work you need it to do. Once you get it, you can either find yourself a tutor, enroll in a sewing class or course, or use the internet and its vast library of tutorial videos to master using your new machine. After you’ve figured out the basics, it’s all about trial and error before you become a pro sewist.
Sewing will help you obtain gear that meets all your specific demands
Adventurer gear manufacturers are unfortunately starting to create products that seem like they all came from one identical base mold. Different brands make stuff that seems very similar to the things their competition makes. The only noticeable difference is the logo of the brand, everything else is practically the same with products that fit in a certain price category.
Because of this, it is getting harder and harder for adventurers to find gear that will satisfy their needs. But when you know how to sew, you don’t have to worry about finding adequate gear, you can just make it yourself. From aesthetic appearance to practical design, you can create gear that will suit your preferences in any aspect.
On top of that, your custom gear won’t have any extra features that are unnecessary and usually just get in the way. It will provide you with exactly what you need and nothing more nor anything less.
Another great thing about making your own gear is the fact that you know precisely how it’s made. So, if you happen to seriously damage it, you will be able to repair it easily and quickly. Which means that whatever kind of gear you end up making, it will last and serve its purpose for a long time.
You could even start your own gear brand
Who knows better what an adventurer needs from his gear than a fellow adventurer? That’s right, no one. Startups founded on obsession and fueled by passion keep the outdoor industry moving forward. So, as you start making gear for yourself and wearing it with you, other adventurers you meet will notice that your stuff is much better than the commercial products. Obviously, they will ask where you got it from.
In such a case, you will have the opportunity to start making gear for people other than yourself. You will earn a decent amount of money this way, and if you start accepting custom orders, the amount of cash you’ll be earning will be even bigger. Do this right and your customer base will increase before you know it. As your gear starts gaining popularity you will be able to start your own brand. This doesn’t mean that you will need to open up a factory or something as grandiose, just taking customer orders and making unique gear for them is more than enough to start a brand.
Did you like reading the article? I hope you found it useful and that you’ll start making your own gear. Have fun on your adventures!