Lately I've been thinking of investing in a sewing machine and making clothes out of patterns. The only thing that's been stopping me is the fact that I'm very unskilled with my hands and operating machinery and I also tend to never finish anything I start. If I buy a sewing machine and drop some money on it chances are I will never finish the projects as is the case with pretty much any hobby I've gotten into.
There are a lot of reasons I want to get into this. I've always loved clothing and paying attention to how I dress, for starters. But another thing is that the quality of clothing in general has greatly degenerated to the point which I have great difficulty in buying clothes. This has been a trend since the early 70s with the advent of fast fashion. Even when I go into high-end boutiques the products are usually made in third world countries and when I question the sellers they tell me it's because they have 'superior' factories. I think it has more to do with the fact that the labor is cheaper.
I'm not paying 3 digits for a shirt that was made in China, and from what I've seen it's underpaid workers working in sweatshop conditions.
So do you make your own clothes? How did you learn? Is there any literature you recommend in picking up in order to learn? I associate clothes-making with Si more than anything, but I suppose fashion-design is rather Ni.