This week Gabby and Megan discuss Sewing On A Budget.
This a topic we could seriously have talked about forever! Doesn’t everyone love getting a deal?! If you’re a serial bargain hunter, like us two, you will understand the thrill of finding a gem for an amazing price.
In this episode we give out all our tips and tricks for making sewing accessible on a smaller budget or just making you aware of saving in places that you might not know about!
Sewing is such a joyful hobby we want everyone to be able to afford, enjoy and take part in every aspect of sewing and the sewing community regardless of income.
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ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED
WHAT TEA WE ARE DRINKING:
Pukka Tea – Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey
WHAT WE ARE WATCHING:
Gabby – The Durrells
Megan – Shadow Hunters
also A Series Of Unfortunate Events
The Apprentice (UK)
Have I Got News For You
Megan – Rosy Pena FREE Marie wrap skirt
WHAT WE ARE MAKING?
Megan’s Sewing – Coppelia top by Papercut Patterns
Gabby’s Knitting – chunky bright pink socks for Minerva Crafts Blogger Network
– SEWING ON A BUDGET –
Places to get secondhand sewing machines, tools, fabrics & patterns:
Sewing classes – https://www.groupon.co.uk/
Also ask for them as presents or check with your friends, family, neighbours, classified ads etc etc!
CAR BOOT SALES – look like this:
Other places to get fabrics and patterns:
- Charity Shops
- Sales – garage sales, estate sales, stoop sales etc etc.
- Ask Ask Ask!
heres the bathmat coat we saw on The Fold Line group:
Scraps – to recycling points or H&M
Megan Neilsen Karri Dress (for scrap busting!)
Here’s Megan testing the first In The Folds pattern!
Copyshop printers we found:
US and CANADA –
- FedEx (Kinkos)
- Office Depot
- Office Max
- College Campus Copy Shops
- Local Copy Shops
NEW ZEALAND –
SOUTH AFRICA –
Competitions & Giveaways:
Tilly’s Francoise Competition (the runners up pictured – can you spot Gabby!)