Are there any frugal ways to craft??

United States
September 26, 2008 4:47pm CST
i have taken up sewing and I am finding that it is a pretty expensive craft, plus I also tried doing scrap booking and it is really expensive. What ways can these be more frugal or thrifty to do?? I have been buying flannel sheets at the local thrift store for making cloth diapers with and they only cost 1.95..
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@lilybug (21147)
• United States
26 Sep 08
You could go to yard sales or estate sales and get some fabric maybe. Or sometimes Craft stores have fabric that is only $1 per yard. Dollar Tree stores have scrap booking supplies for $1 a thing too. From what I have seen they have quite a selection too.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
6 Oct 08
One wonderful way to not only use your sewing expertise but also make a wonderful gift for a family member is to use their cast off clothing to make them a quilt. It will give them wonderful memories of that wonderful shirt, dress or pair of pants. You can use a blanket for the batting and a sheet for the backing. Also, I do a lot of my fabric shopping at Wal Mart. They get fabrics in for a dollar a yard. You do have to be careful as some of the fabrics have a ton of filler in them. Also check to see if there is a "free cycle", Craigs list or zzstar in your area. They are on line groups that will have stuff for free or a small charge. I love cruising the sites to see what is there that I can use.
• United States
27 Sep 08
i am a memeber of a great yahoo group its a christian group of crafters that share all kinds of ideas ways to save and thoughts about new projects anything to do with craft stuff we talk about on there http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewfree/ you should check it out
• United States
27 Sep 08
Scrap quilting is pretty thrifty. You can hit the remnant bins for fabric. Knitting is also pretty thrify if you stay away from the speciality yarns.