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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.


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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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