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« on: April 07, 2004 07:51:44 PM »

I wasn't too sure where to post this so I just stuck it here. This is directed more towards clothing/purse makers (sry every1!)

1) About how much does a single project cose? Well I guess it depends on what you're making, but just name the cost for some of your projects.

2) Do you find it worth it?

I enjoy sewing and stuff, but I haven't done anything for a while so I'm trying to do some catching up over the summer. My sister crochets and my mom quilts... guess I'm just looking for my special thing...

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2004 08:27:50 PM »

Well any thing I make myself I find worth it, no matter what the cost/effort is...

I mean where else can I obtain items that are totally unique and suited exactly to my tastes?

One time I was out shopping for purse handles I was a bit miffed to find that the handles alone would cost more than it would cost to buy a handbag from a place like Wal-Mart... but I quickly realized the bag would be better than anything I could ever find at such a place...

That is just one instance of course... I found that I keep my costs in general down by using parts (handles, clasps, etc) that I rescue from bags I buy at garage sales/thrift stores for a few bucks... Such places are also good for finding interesting fabric and clothing to recycle into fabric...

Being a bit creative, you could easily put together a bag for under $10....

A lot of the same ideas apply to clothing too... I find a lot of my materials at thrift stores and I keep my eyes out for when Jo Ann Fabrics does their pattern sales (like all Mc Calls 99 cents, Vogue $5, etc.)... and even if you were to go all out and pay full price for everything... You still can not compare a well made, custom, garment to something you could find at a bargain store...

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2004 09:03:40 AM »

Hmm.. that was ill-y worded. I'm not too sure what I mean when I asked the question in the first place but thank you anyways. I must've been drugged out or something.... lol. I think I will try my hand at sewing once again and see how it goes.


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