Episode Five : Sewing On A Budget

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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We are lucky enough to have 10% discount off your first box for all you lovely listeners using the code ‘BREW’ – but hurry as this offer runs out on 25th April

Head over to the website www.sewhayleyjane.com to see the beautiful boxes and the three different options!

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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

NEW PATTERNS:

Gabby – I Am Patterns VICTORIA & FELICIE skirts

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 –  all the patterns from Tilly & The Buttons new book ‘ Stretch’ in a month in Girl Charlee fabrics

VLOG ALL ABOUT IT HERE


– SEWING ON A BUDGET – 

Places to get secondhand sewing machines, tools, fabrics & patterns:

gumtree

freecycle

craigs list

ebay

preloved

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
  • Fairs
  • Sales – garage sales, estate sales, stoop sales etc etc.
  • Swaps
  • Ask Ask Ask!
  • IKEA

heres the bathmat coat we saw on The Fold Line group:

By Tree from Stitchless TV!

Scraps – to recycling points or H&M

The Refashioners

Megan Neilsen Karri Dress (for scrap busting!)

Pattern testing

Here’s Megan testing the first In The Folds pattern!

Copyshop printers we found:

UK – 

US and CANADA –

  • www.pdfplotting.com
  • FedEx (Kinkos)
  • UPS
  • Office Depot
  • Office Max
  • Staples
  • College Campus Copy Shops
  • Local Copy Shops

EUROPE –

AUSTRALIA – 

NEW ZEALAND –

SOUTH AFRICA –

Competitions & Giveaways:

Girl Charlee

Tilly’s Francoise Competition (the runners up pictured – can you spot Gabby!)

Backstitch shop

Moneta Party

Colette Sewing Planner

Photo Challenges:

#miymarch

#bpsewvember

#sewphotohop

The Dressmakers Ball (it’s coming back this year!)

Gabby’s Stitch To Stage competition

Gabby Young

Gabberdashery

PLACES TO FIND GABBY...

Megan Valero

Pigeon Wishes

PLACES TO FIND MEGAN...

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