Cheap Sewing and Crafting Supplies

If you enjoy making things yourself, you know the value of developing good sources for your materials.

Two words: THRIFT.  STORES.

While you may not find exactly what you’re looking for every time, you can certainly pick up items you know you’ll use at some point and develop a nice sized stash!

I’m always on the lookout for yarn, buttons, material and sewing notions.  My hubby looks for them, too! 🙂  Over time, I have amassed a very nice “inventory” of items that are ready to use for whatever project I may want to undertake.  From time to time, I divide my stash and share it with my daughter!

Sewing and Crafting Items

Buttons and fun things

Sewing and Crafting Items

Rickrack, bias tape, ribbons, lace, etc.

Sewing and Crafting Items

Threads

Sewing and Crafting Items

Fabrics

Sewing and Crafting Items

Embroidery floss

Sewing and Crafting Items

Yarn

Sewing and Crafting Items

Yarn

Sewing and Crafting Items

More yarn 😉

I probably have more than I can use, but darn it, I’m gonna try my best to work my way through it!

Looking at the photos above, my mind boggles at the amount of money I would have had to spend, buying these items new.  The truth is, I couldn’t have afforded it.

By buying a little at a time, in thrift stores, I have accumulated a nice variety of supplies that are on hand and ready to use, at a small fraction of the cost of new.

BENEFITS:

  • Low cost crafting supplies
  • Unique, vintage and hard to find supplies
  • Supplies for gifts at your fingertips
  • Enough extra to share

I have to give my best educated guess at the cost and savings, since this was an accumulation over time.  I didn’t take pictures of everything, but an estimate of my available supplies is around $900.00 and an estimate of my actual cost is around $250.00.

MONEY SAVED: $650.00!!

🙂

 

 

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