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HOW TO BE A D-I-Y DESIGNER AT HOME

Noor Anand Chawla

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The world, as we know it, has changed entirely, with everyone operating largely online for over a year now. Gone are the days of leisurely shopping at crowded local markets where one would sift through piles of fabrics, before handing them off to local tailors for stitching. With the virus again progressing at alarming rates, it has become imperative to avoid places where social distancing is nearly impossible to enforce. Shopping online for ready-made garments has been in vogue for many years now, but the idea of turning bespoke fashion designer for oneself is a relatively new and exciting concept. If one has a strong D-I-Y spirit, they can fuel it further by turning into do-it-yourself designers from the comfort of their homes.

The first step, of course, is to pick the fabric. Fabcurate—an e-commerce website with a vast range of fabrics on offer—makes this part of the activity extremely easy and convenient to perform. After all, good quality fabric is the basis of one’s sartorial and home décor needs. By using their services, people have the option to create anything from their imagination on an array of premium quality fabrics in the material and colour of their choice.

The best part is that the fabrics are sourced directly from traditional fabric merchants who are known as the masters of traditional Indian crafts. Based out of Surat in Gujarat which is the textile capital of the country, the fabrics sold on Fabcurate have been made using the best methods of yarn production, weaving, processing and embroidery. Their team keeps up with the latest trends to ensure the best possible selection of products, every time someone logs in.

Fabcurate began as a community of designers who believe in creating art out of fabrics. Initially, they traversed numerous towns, streets and villages in search of the best fabrics without compromising on quality or design. That is how they learnt of all the difficulties that arise in a designer’s profession. Most importantly, the team recognised the need to make fabric available to designers and creators without the annoying restriction of a minimum quantity limit. They made sure customers of their website could order the quantity of their choice, whether it was thousand meters of fabric or just one. The promise at Fabcurate is the fulfilment of every need and requirement.

While attending a family function, the founder of Fabcurate realised that families enjoy the ability to sync their outfits for big occasions, in order to take picturesque and memorable family photographs. It would certainly be easier to put together this level of coordination, if customers were allowed to buy the quantity of their choice at an affordable price. Further, fashion students often expressed the need for smaller quantities of fabric for their sample designs or mood boards. These demands set the team at Fabcurate thinking and they did away with minimum quantity requirement.

Apart from this, Fabcurate’s services are unique in comparison to other online retailers of fabrics, because customers can design their own cloth to be used in any manner. They have the ability to get customised fabric printed with their own designs to create something totally unique. Even if one lacks inspiration to create their own designs, the vast selection available on Fabcurate often motivates people to create their own masterpiece.

The method to be followed for this procedure, is simplicity itself. All one has to do is select their favourite design from the multitude of custom-made artwork available on the website. Alternatively, they could upload their own designs to be printed on to the fabric of their choice. Next, they can go through the list of fabrics and materials and choose one that they like. When it comes to specifying the quantity of fabric, they can take the aid of Fabcurate’s fabric estimator tool to order the correct quantity. The digital printing service can be availed in every size and quantity of material.

With the website currently offering big discounts for the festive season, this is the perfect time to explore one’s D-I-Y designer skills. Any kind of fabric that a person may need can be found through the extensive selection on Fabcurate’s website.

The writer is a lawyer who pens feature articles for various publications and her blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be contacted on nooranand@gmail.com.

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