Do you feel the cost of sewing machines, fabric, notions, and supplies is prohibitive to both novice and experienced sewing enthusiasts?
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Many of you have expressed this sentiment – the high cost of entry is a barrier of attracting new people into the sewing community.
So what can we do to help break down this challenge for new sewists, and our own sewing projects?
Don’t forget to participate in this week’s poll question linked above: Is sewing becoming too expensive for beginners?
Here are some things I do personally to save a few dollars on my sewing addiction, er, hobby…
– Wait to purchase fabric I like until it’s on sale, or shop only in the sale/discount section
– Look for fabric remnants at big box stores like JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores
– Take advantage of all the coupons / coupon codes at fabric and craft stores
– Shop my own existing fabric stash rather than buying new fabric every time I start a project
– Procure fabric from more unconventional sources – bed sheets, thrift stores, table cloths, shower curtains, textiles I already own (old bed sheets can be used for muslin fabric)
With sewing machines, look for floor models / show models at sewing machine dealers and events. You can also peruse Craigslist / garage sales / thrift stores for used sewing machines at better prices.
Pay it forward by gifting supplies/notions/unused sewing machines to new sewing enthusiasts!
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