Who doesn’t love saving some money right? With how things are going nowadays with global regression and everything, everyone (at least everyone that I know) is trying to cut cost wherever and whenever they can.
That being said, many are compromising the hobbies they love because they are concerned about the expenses. Luckily for us who love to sew, that can be avoided.
Here are some ideas on how to get cheap or free fabrics.
Beddings/ Bedsheets – What’s great about using bed sheets is that aside from you probably already have an unused one in your top (or bottom) drawer, they are also a time saver. As long as you plan everything right, you wouldn’t have to sew hems and/ or seams.
Pillowcases – You can probably get one for a few cents on year-end sale and it wouldn’t hurt to buy a few even if you don’t really need new pillowcases yet. These pillowcases can be made into nightgowns or summer tops for your little ones.
Tablecloths – These wide fabrics can be made into almost anything. The next time you get a stain on one of your tablecloths, don’t just throw them away, get creative and think of what project you can do after cutting away the stained part.
Curtains – Same idea as the bedsheet really, take advantage of the sewed edges and the wide fabric.
Some unwanted clothes can be made into a new piece of clothing. You can turn a skirt into a girls dress for example. My daughter once turned an old pair of leggings into a long-sleeved crop top. Just let your creativity flow. There are endless possibilities.
Check out this article for creative ways to recycle denim.
And this article about ways to upcycle old t-shirts.
You know the free and wanted section? You can ask for fabrics that others don't want anymore. The same goes for your local freecycle community. You can even directly ask your family members, friends or your church congregation. Just let them know what type of fabric you need and most likely they’ll be happy to get rid of those they have no longer use for.