So, one of the top topics requested per the poll was garage sale / thrift store finds. Normally I would say there are not Garage Sales in Northern Nevada in January, but when I went down our street the other day a neighbor was having one (at first I didn’t believe it). I have to say I didn’t have a chance to stop at the garage sale, but I did go to one of the Thrift Stores and it happened to be 1/2 price day.
a) I was able to get a needed blue 1″ binder that works perfectly for $0.50.
b) I was able to pick up four clothes sewing patterns for $0.50 (about 12 cents each). Even when JoAnn Fabric’s has patterns on sale I can’t get a deal like that.
Well, just I decided to do a Google search for the patterns and I was shocked after I entered the first one.
Simplicity 2283 (never used and never opened) – One site had it for $15.95 and Amazon even had it for $6.94! This one is for tops made from stretch knits. Something I have never sewn with so I want to give it a try.
Style 2981 (never used, but has been opened) – One site had it for $5.00. This one is for skirts with a zipper. I usually avoid zippers, but I have recently read some tips so I am willing to give it another try.
New Look 6802 (never used and never opened) – Amazon has it for $9.20! This one is for dresses made from stretch knits. Something I have never sewn with so I want to give it a try. I am hoping I can turn this pattern into a PJ top if nothing else.
McCall’s M5894 (never used and never opened) – Walmart has it for $8.31! This one is for ‘The Perfect Jean’. I figured even if I didn’t make a pair of pants I might learn some tips of how to modify mine or buy ones that fit better.
Wow – never expected them to sell currently for those prices. If I had paid the lowest online prices I would have spent $29.45. I only spent $0.50 for all four so I ‘saved’ $28.95! (I paid about 2% of the current prices.)
Once I have used at least one of these patterns I will have to check out the patterns the next time I am in a Thrift Store.
Since I won a piece of stretch knit from the TailorFairy.com blog last year I think I will use one of my ‘almost free’ patterns, that material and ‘Sew Knits With Confidence’ by Nancy Zieman book I picked up from the library to make a knit top. At least if I start it soon it should be done before the weather officially turns warm.
What deals have you found lately? – H