Thursday, May 21, 2009

How to Save Money on Fabric

Here is an idea to help save money on fabric.  If you are not already a plus size, when you are in thrift stores and at garage sales, keep an eye out for beautiful garments in plus sizes that are marked down.  You can then take the garment apart, and that will be your fabric. Pin your pattern pieces onto the fabric and proceed as you normally would.

Also keep a lookout for beautiful sheets, curtains, and table clothes anywhere from 50 cents to 2 dollars a piece.  That would be a lot of fabric for very little.

Once at a garage sale, I really made out.  I got 15 yards of light colored denim fabric for $8 total.   I have also gotten lots of fabric at thrift stores and Wal*Mart's dollar-a-yard table.


  1. I do that too! I made a sample dress for one of my girls last summer out of a table cloth and matching napkins that I found at a garage sale.
    Then this past year, from, someone gave me a fabulous "huge" wool coat in a big box of clothes. I use it for parts and made my youngest daughter a coat. I'll have to stick that on my blog. Thanks for the idea!

  2. This is a really good idea. As we see from all the sewing blogs, there are so many ideas for making clothes out of pillow cases, sheets, old T-shirts, and more!


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