Sewing Frugality

The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Maria:

I do a lot of sewing, but since I’m new at it and I’m a frugal person, I was looking for good ways to get fabric. I dont want to pay high prices for fabric while I’m learning, and at the time was unsure if I even wanted to keep sewing. Well I do want to keep sewing because a) I love it! and b) its frugal if you go about it in the right way.

I refashion my old clothes because I had a baby and got a size bigger. Now I have unique shirts I love because they are more personal, and I didn’t have to spend a dime. But my favorite is finding vintage, or used sheets. The vintage ones are beautiful, and you can make all kinds of things out of them. But I also just like regular used sheets. They have some pretty patterns, and I get the cheap all the time.

I can get items for 20 cents each at the thrift store, and that is yards of fabric. Not a lot of investment for a great hobby, and a frugal way to make things go further.


What frugal ways do you repurpose old items?
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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on August 26, 2012

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