Homeschooling and Frugal Living on One Middle Class Income.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
"...The key to saving money through sewing is to be resourceful:
Thrift stores are wonderful sources for fabric. Menswear is currently a huge trend in home décor. With a couple very simple straight stitches, a pinstripe or plaid men's Oxford shirt for $2 to $3 at a thrift store can be made into a great throw pillow.
I saw a fun "Believe Memphis" blanket that someone had fashioned from the Grizzlies' yellow giveaway growl towels.
My first sofa was an $80 yellow velour vintage find, for which I fashioned a white canvas slipcover.
Buttons and zippers can be pilfered from old clothing being thrown out to save on the cost of notions.
Sheets can be used for pattern making. If you go to estate sales or yard sales, bags of fabric or notions can often be picked up for next to nothing."