Monday, 31 August 2009

make do & mend.....


is having a revival...it seems that we are all being a little bit more resourceful with our pennies and recycling our clothes more...(there are some positives from the credit crunch!)...
There was an article on the news this morning about how John Lewis are updating some of the make do & mend tips for today's society... and that sewing machine sales have increased by 500%, its lovely to see haberdashery places popping up now. I was in one on Saturday and it was packed, predominately with teenage girls & mums which was lovely to see.

As this trend picks up it won't be so easy to pick up treasures in the charity shops, but I have been lucky and here is my recent haul:-
all the cotton's were £1
Knitting patterns 50p
Sewing patterns 10p each
buttons 50p & rick rac & ribbon 25p a bundle... grand total of £2.95..bargain....

2 comments:

Kelly said...

What great bargins!
Love the patterns!!!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Great haul! Kelly and I are planning to do a trip round London trying to find some random out of way places that sell fabrics and things cheaper! We'll let you know how we get on.

Victoria xx

Monday, 31 August 2009

make do & mend.....


is having a revival...it seems that we are all being a little bit more resourceful with our pennies and recycling our clothes more...(there are some positives from the credit crunch!)...
There was an article on the news this morning about how John Lewis are updating some of the make do & mend tips for today's society... and that sewing machine sales have increased by 500%, its lovely to see haberdashery places popping up now. I was in one on Saturday and it was packed, predominately with teenage girls & mums which was lovely to see.

As this trend picks up it won't be so easy to pick up treasures in the charity shops, but I have been lucky and here is my recent haul:-
all the cotton's were £1
Knitting patterns 50p
Sewing patterns 10p each
buttons 50p & rick rac & ribbon 25p a bundle... grand total of £2.95..bargain....

2 comments:

Kelly said...

What great bargins!
Love the patterns!!!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Great haul! Kelly and I are planning to do a trip round London trying to find some random out of way places that sell fabrics and things cheaper! We'll let you know how we get on.

Victoria xx