Sewing allows you to make custom clothes to suit your body type and personal style. You can sign up for basic lessons at local fabric stores, or find them offered through community centers or adult education programs. These days, you can rent a sewing machine, rather than buy one, starting at about $20 a day.
You also may have a sewing studio near you that lets you use the entire facility – including cutting tables, steamers, fitting rooms and irons – by the day or hour. While you’re taking lessons, many fabric stores allow you to come in and use their machines. Or trade skills and services with a sewing friend who can whip you up a personalized wardrobe.