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7 Creative Hobbies to Combine Your Love for Art and Fashion

By Sayedero Enytan @fashionengineer

If you love art and fashion and are looking for something creative to do, you're in the right place! From fashion design to makeup arts, there are tons of hobbies in which you can combine your passion for both of your loves. Here are some you can try now.

Fashion Design

If you're passionate about fashion, then you must love designing clothes and other wearables. Starting fashion design as a hobby is a great way to express your creativity. Develop your skill by drawing your designs on a sketchbook dedicated to your hobby.

Of course, sketching isn't the only thing you need to know and learn. You must also expand your knowledge about fabrics to make your designs into reality. Then comes the next hobby or skill.

Sewing

Every good fashion designer should also know how to sew; otherwise, you will realize their designs. As a hobbyist, you may not have the same resources as professional designers do, so you need to learn how to sew if you want to use your designs. Plus, sewing is an incredibly useful everyday skill to have.

If you're not interested in fashion design, there are still tons of ways to use your sewing skills. Many people sew things for the sake of creating something. You don't need to design your own stuff to sew.

There are many sewing patterns available online for people who love to sew. You can make aprons, table runners, towels, and other household accessories. If you have pets, you can even make clothes for them.

Knitting

Knitting is another hobby that lets you create clothes out of your designs. If you're fond of sweaters and scarves, you can make your own by learning how to knit.

According to many avid knitters, the hobby also helps you relax and relieve stress and anxiety. When you knit, not only are you making productive use of your time, but you're also helping improve your mental and emotional health.

Embroidery

A delicate and labor-intensive hobby, embroidery is perfect for people who are meticulous and patient or those who want to be both. Finishing one work requires great attention to detail and a lot of time, so it's the ideal activity for cultivating patience and perseverance.

Unlike sewing or knitting, embroidery doesn't deal with making something out of scratch. Rather, it's about making something look more pleasing to the eye or giving it a personal touch.

Jewelry Making

An outfit isn't complete without accessories. They serve as the last piece of a puzzle. If you enjoy fashion, then you also probably love accessories. Learning how to make your own jewelry means you can customize your accessories to match your personal taste down to every detail.

Cosplay

Cosplay, or costume play, is a popular hobby among many people who are into Japanese animation, video games, and other fandoms. People who cosplay are called cosplayers. These cosplayers attend events and conventions where they dress up as their favorite fictional characters and participate in competitions.

Many of them also make their own costumes and accessories. Those who aren't skilled at costume making typically buy ready-made costumes and modify them for greater accuracy. If you're interested in art, fashion, and fandom, try your hand at cosplaying.

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Makeup Art

Makeup is something many people use every day, but don't really think much of. However, for others, makeup is a form of art. And it's true!

Makeup lets you express your creative spirit and use artistic elements. There are also many styles of makeup: for everyday wear, for occasions, for Halloween, for special effects, etc. You can choose a style that best expresses your creativity.

Key Ideas

Starting a creative hobby offers many benefits. The following are some of them:

  • It teaches you new skills.
  • It's a productive use of your time.
  • It gives you a healthy outlet for expressing yourself and your emotions.
  • It provides a sense of fulfillment, which helps improve your self-confidence.
  • It allows you to meet people who share your interests and make long-lasting relationships.

There's no time like the present to start a new hobby. If you're looking for one, you may want to consider the activities listed above.

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