We know just how quickly the price of fabric, sewing notions and pattern books can add up, which is why we’re so excited to bring you our ultimate shopping guide for thrifty sewists! Learn how to shop smart at garage sales, antique stores and more so that you can get the most bang for your buck. This selection of articles is geared towards sewists and quilters who are tired of spending major money at large craft stores, only to be underwhelmed by the quality and selection available. Included in this collection are: The Thrifty Sewist’s Guide to Garage Sales, The Thrifty Sewist’s Guide to Vintage Fabric, The Thrifty Sewist’s Guide to Fabric Shopping: Our 7 Top Tips, and 6 Thrifty Ways to Find Sewing and Quilting Books. Make the movement to secondhand shopping and start saving with this collection of thrifty tips and tricks.
Our Ultimate Shopping Guide for the Thrifty Sewist
During spring and summer, there’s one place you will find me almost every Saturday morning: hitting up my local garage sales. Born out of my love of all things vintage, garage sales are my happy place. Not only are they perfect for finding vintage clothing and retro home décor, they’re also a treasure trove for the thrifty sewist. So if you’re tired of spending a fortune on fabric or you want to start sewing without dropping a ton of money on a new machine, then our guide to garage sales is just what you need. READ MORE
There’s just something about vintage fabric, whether a quirky cotton print from the ‘60s or a delicate antique lace, that just seems so magical. Knowing that this fabric has survived the tests of time and has been pre-loved just makes it seem extra special. That’s why I’m here to share our thrifty guide to vintage fabric! READ MORE
If the stress of high fabric costs have left you feeling down, let us lift your spirits with our thrifty sewist’s guide to fabric shopping! This fabric shopping guide is filled with practical and thrifty shopping advice, such as thinking outside the fabric store, where to find the best deals on fabric and even a few tips and tricks when it comes to fabric shopping. Our goal is to help you source fabric for your next sewing or quilting project without spending a fortune, so that you can focus on the joy of the craft and not how much you’ve spent. Take the fear out of fabric shopping and get inspired for your next project with our handy guide. READ MORE