Sometimes, the turnaround time can be long and dragging, if you are in hurry it would cost you higher. It is also cost-efficient as you do not have to pay for the professional fee of the seamstress. You would also save on your fuel in going to the shop.
Second, if you can develop your skills and knowledge in sewing, it will open lucrative opportunity for you by running your own sewing business. Of course, much has to be done including harboring a desire for it, and devoting a good amount of your time in learning and honing the skills.
The charges for professional services of a tailor, fashion designer, or a seamstress are very high whether you are employing a professional for high-end clients or the general population. If there are things that need to be done by a seamstress, it would cost you money. If you know how to sew or repair and develop such skill into a business, you would earn money.
There are many ways to learn how to sew. You can read books whether hard copy or e-book. These resources have in-depth lessons, illustrations and instructions on the basic steps. You have to read as many books as you can.
But of course, you need to choose the ones that can give you what you want such as matching your knowledge and skills. There are books for elementary, intermediate and advance. There are also books and or e-books that come with a CD for demonstrations that would fit the lessons from the book or e-book.
You can also enroll in sewing schools. There are many schools offering sewing classes in your community. Find out which schools are nearest to your location, the tuition fee and the competence of the instructors and the amenities they have for training. Also, there are schools that conduct sewing lessons according to the skill level of the student. You would want to choose a class that is not below your skill, but not too advance that you miss out on some important pointers.
Online classes are also fun. The web-based sewing classes provide video lessons for you. You choose which time you would like to have the lessons. Some online schools offering sewing lessons provide modules to their students.
There are also how to videos that you can find on the internet. The videos show just how to sew this and that or repair that way or this. But in these videos, you neither choose which lessons you would like to learn nor request a lesson. You have to wait until they become available.
In the end, it is your choice that matters. You may ponder on the benefits and drawbacks on each source of sewing classes.