Sewing Skills Save Money ~ a thrifty tip

the $3 window scarf - to be repurposed

the $3 window scarf – to be repurposed

If you already know how to sew, you have the power to save quite a bit of money. If you don’t, and can take a class or other instruction, you will easily recoup your expenses. I save money sewing by creating home decor items such as curtains, etc., making gifts, mending.

We painted our master bedroom last week. Now we need new window treatments. At first, I was a bit reluctant to agree to make some, because fabric has become so expensive. But I agreed to think about it, and went to our local thrift store within 1/2 hour of their opening on Thursday (THE time to go, as all the newly processed donated items are out). I found, in just the color I had in mind, a thick, delightfully high-quality window scarf.

We have two windows, but this window scarf…did I mention it was $3?  This scarf is 300″ inches long and 46″ wide. Definitely enough to cover two bedroom windows. Brand: J.C. Penney.

Here is a picture of the fabric:

I will post a pic of the completed curtains when they are done.

How much do you think I saved? Have you saved a significant amount by sewing something? Please respond with a comment. Thanks.

2 thoughts on “Sewing Skills Save Money ~ a thrifty tip

  1. So fun! You could spend a ton on something like window treatments, and they wouldn’t be half as nice as those! I would guess that they were maybe 20-30$??

  2. Pingback: thrifty | Artsy Wanderer

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