5 craft projects you can make in your free time

MANILA, June 13, 2022 — Even though we’re always kept busy by work or school, one might worry that you could get bored and unproductive during the weekends or your free time. You might even feel that you want to stay as busy as possible.  

There’s nothing wrong with that, as it’s always a good idea to keep yourself engaged—you never know when your productivity might come in handy. You might even discover something that you could turn into a new hobby or business! One way to stay engaged is to get into craft projects during your free time, which is great in keeping your mind and hands active—you can do it for yourself, or you can do it to start on a new path for a business or get new skills for a job. 

Here are five ideas for crafts to do: 

1.     DIY projects 

Are you a fan of little inventions and innovations? You might like to try doing DIY projects at home, which is a wide category of small carpentry, repairing, and even engineering projects that aren’t too difficult. There’s a DIY project for every interest and need, and basic skills that you pick up here may go a long way in other places. 

2.     Programming 

While this isn’t a traditional craft project in the sense of the term, a little programming and coding know-how may be beneficial for future career projects. You can start with developing websites, maybe even a small app, and if you get into it long enough, you could even craft some useful hardware and software. 

3.     Leatherworking 

Want a skill that you could turn into a business? Leather goods are always in style, so it’s not a bad idea to try your hand at leatherworking. You’ll need quite a few tools and materials to get started, but it’s not too difficult to find—once you get going, you’ll likely create some beautiful things that many people may want. 

4.     Scentmaking 

One craft that isn’t very difficult to do is the art of making scents, whether it’s for perfume or for household use. All you need are the oils that make up the scents and bottles to mix them in, and you have your own homemade fragrances. What’s even better is this can also be a home business, as who doesn’t like to smell good? 

5.     Sewing 

Brother GS2700 Sewing Machine

 Have you wanted to try and make your own clothing projects? Or maybe you’re an aspiring cosplayer and you want to make your own costumes? The art of sewing is enjoying some more popularity again thanks to the various uses of clothes, and you can get into it too with the affordable resources that it needs. All you’ll need are threads, the right fabric, and a reliable sewing machine to get started. 

And if you don’t have the skills to start sewing yet, that won’t be a problem. Brother is holding free online sewing classes for all skill levels via Zoom—all you’ll need is a Brother sewing machine. It’s first come, first served; all you have to do to get into the classes for free is to sign up at https://www.brother.com.ph/en/contents/onlinesewingclass. Get started on your sewing journey now with Brother! 

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