Frugal finds

Four scarves, $2.25 at the local MCC today. One wool, one hand-screened, one typical 70s design, one thin. The photo - with it's not-so-great lighting - doesn't do the colours justice.

As I mentioned on Twitter a few hours ago, I'm really getting into this 'being thrifty' business. I'm going to start looking at the second-hand/thrift/restores more and more now... there's no way I could ever hope to find anything like these scarves in a big box store, even at what might pass for a normal retail price. Even the small bundles of material I keep coming across are incredibly unique and totally worth more than their price (usually between 50¢ & $1).

I'm working on starting a few new lines of product in the coming weeks and I'm hoping to do one made completely out of material and fabrics I've found the thrifty way. I'm always intrigued when I come across a piece made of repurposed fabric, and I hope others are too.

1 comment:

  1. I have found some very cool finds at thrift stores, fabric, notions and even tools... before I took on sewing full time I would never have thought to check my local thrift shop for half of these items. I got a sleeve board and chalk hem marker (never been used) each for $1. I kinda felt like I was stealing and ran out out of the shop before they could figure out what they had just sold me and for how much.


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