Friday, September 19, 2008

Sew Thrifty

Don't worry--this wasn't all from one trip! These are just some of my sewing related thrift shop finds from the past few weeks. I don't even know how to use that "fashion ruler" thing! Maybe I should look it up in my circa 1979 Simplicity Sewing Book.

Do you like my trim? That set me back a whopping 25 cents for a yard and a quarter. The fabric behind it was $1.75 for a yard. (I would have paid much more--I love it.)

And of course I never pass up bias tape!


bunting said...

I'm so jealous, your thrift shops are WAY better than mine ....

Although I did score a nice wooden cot for my little girl the other day for not too much money at a market.

I can never, ever pass up packets of bias binding - my Mum gave me some from a little collection she acquired last year - and it's silk! You can't buy that kind of stuff now.

Anonymous said...

Yep, the US thrift shops seem to be full of fabulous things at a very reasonable price... but every so often, the odd few goodies show up over herelike bias binding suitable for underwear and petticoats! I could have a "use what you have year" with the stash I have...
Petunia, you'll have a great time with that ruler; it's very useful for armholes and sleeves and adding the odd fraction of an inch here and there, congratulations! Lynda.

k. said...

The fashion ruler looks just like a cross between a Patternmaster - basic pattern cutting kit and an essential in my mind, and a french curve.
It'll help no end when you're drafting patterns and redrawing sleeves etc. They both tend to cost a fortune new (my patternmaster was about £25, and I got it from/for college)so getting it from a thrift shop is a great bargain! well done!!

Darling Petunia said...

Wow, bunting, SILK bias tape? Sounds neat!

Lynda, I've used the ruler for a few things already when I've needed a curve. I just don't think I'm using it CORRECTLY! I could also have a "use what you have" year...or maybe two years!

k, I thought it was a pretty good bargain myself! Loved that it still had the funky packaging too!