Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Crafting Secret

Fabric can be really expensive. Even with those 40% off coupons or a good clearance, some of the specialty fabrics cost way more than they need to.

So here's my secret to save you money on your fabric purchases:

Buy things from the thrift store and reuse them!Fleece can be pretty expensive to buy, but this huge men's fleece sweatshirt was more than enough for my project and it was less than $2!

Denim is great from old jeans and it's already nice & soft.

I've also used bed sheets for large projects like quilts. Just make sure they're not too stretchy unless that's what you're going for.

Old t-shirts & blouses are perfect to turn into scarves too.

The possibilities are endless and you'll save so much money!


  1. I hear ya sister. Great tips, now if I actually ever get around to doing anything with my stash of fabric, I mean old clothes, lol.

    Thanks for linking up!!

    Bella :)**AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After

  2. YES! This is a great idea. I save all the kids ripped jean and do stuff with that too!

  3. Your thrift shops must be cheaper than ours! But then everything over there tends to be cheaper.

  4. You my dear are amazing!!! Ok show us what you made ... lol

  5. Awesome tip, Lisa! I'm always on the lookout for old chenille robes. They're none-too-pretty as bathrobes, but the chenille makes wonderful pillows and plush toys!


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