Sewing can be a very expensive hobby. Fabric, thread, machine maintenance, and other supplies quickly add up to cost a pretty penny. This is why budget friendly projects and cheap sewing ideas are so popular. It can be hard to decide to spend a lot of money on a project that you do not have a ton of confidence in making. Luckily for you, we have this brilliant sewing hack that is going to change your life. If you need new fabric, check out the local thrift shop. While stores like Goodwill and the Salvation Army may not sell fabric per se, it is easily a great resource to find sewing supplies. Need some vintage fabric? Walk right over to the bedding section! Older sheets and pillowcases usually come in swell patterns. You could easily craft your next floral wonder out of an old sheet, pillowcase, or even some abandoned curtains! Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Thrift to Find Cheap Fabric is going to show you exactly how to use these discarded pieces.
What to Thrift
What should you be looking at the thrift store when looking to find fabric at a bargain price? The short answer is everything. Keep your mind open and keep in mind that everything there (mostly) is made of fabric and is therefore a mini stash for you. If you need larger chunks, consider looking at housewares for bedding and curtains. Just need some smaller pieces? Check out all the clothing. You can cheaply create a t-shirt quilt for under ten dollars or find a lovely sweater to turn into some mittens. Thrift everything! Just make sure you go to the store with some idea or what you may want to purchase. While your brain might be spinning when you are in the store, try to avoid buyer’s remorse. This is especially important as many thrift shops do not take returns.
Try out these creative thrift store creations!
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- Thrifty Tablecloth Tote Bag
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