My Joann Haul: Winter/Holiday 2018

Look what I bought!

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Slim High-waisted Pants: Simplicity 8655

These highwaisted pants were a quick sew. I think I need more.

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Eden Jumpsuit by Designer Stitch

Another great pattern test!

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Spring 2018 Pattern and Fabric Haul

I think just about every sewist in the US who could get to a Joann store went some time over Easter weekend to take advantage of the massive pattern sale. I know I did! Plus I grabbed some pre-cut pieces from Fabric Mart while they were on sale. I share it all with you in…

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January Pattern Haul

I, like many of you, have a hard time resisting pattern sales, especially after the latest season patterns have been released. Well Joann has Simplicity on sale for $0.99 (which is the lowest they go) and Burda (which rarely goes on sale) for $2.49 thru today, January 27th. Add to that from January 26th thru…

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Labor Day Sales Roundup

It’s a holiday weekend, so you know what that means!!!! Three-day Sales!!!! Keep scrolling for all the great deals you can grab this weekend. Fabric Mart is offering 50% off their entire website but they are running a Designer Button Last Call Blowout with buttons starting at just $0.20 and their Pre-Cut Pieces are back!…

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The Perfect Tunic: Simplicity 8295

  One of my coworkers and repeat customer wanted a classic tunic style top. I showed her a couple of options and she selected Simplicity 8295, pointing out that she preferred View C minus the lace up neckline. This project was my first time tackling cuffs and collar. Typically I wouldn’t attempt a new technique for…

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Weekend Pattern Haul

Joann had a great pattern sale this weekend with McCalls, Vogue and Simplicity pattern on sale! I certainly hope you took advantage of it because I sure did! I will add that I am proud of myself for not going overboard! Here’s what I bought. First of all I was surprised and pleased that my…

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Cropped Wide Leg Pants – Simplicity 8093

Four bottoms are needed for a Suduko wardrobe. I had specific plans for one block (that’s coming next week) and I knew one would be jeans (because…jeans). Leggings, or slim pants, seemed like a good idea to work with the floral tunic, but that still left one more. I played around with the fourth block…a…

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Weekend Sales Roundup – June 26-28th

McCall is having a great sale on Out-of-print patterns ($0.99 for all except Vogue at $1.99) and $3 clearance McCall patterns. The site appears to be overworked at the moment but if you have the time and the patience you can likely snag some great OOP patterns for an ridiculous low price! Stars and Stripes Sale!…

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Weekend Sales Roundup – June 19-21st

6 Days to Save Sale!  June 18- June 23rd $1.99 Butterick patterns $6.99 Kwik Sew patterns $4.00 Glacier and Simply fleece prints $1.99 Magnolia solids 50% off Absolutely Cotton quilting prints 40% off Sportswear Twill, Gutermann thread, sewing machine needles and Sew Perfect NU-foam Super Saturday June 20th! 50% off Wendover Cottonand by the yard trim 40%…

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Frougie Tip Friday – How to Save on Fabric – Chain Stores

Welcome to the fourth installment of Frougie Tip Friday. If you missed the other parts go check them out I tell you how to save on sewing machines, patterns and sewing essentials. So what’s next after you have your machine, sewing accessories and patterns? Fabric!!! There are plenty of places to purchase fabric. Chain craft stores like…

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Frougie Tip Friday – How to save on the essentials

This is part 3 of my Frougie Tip Friday series, part 2 covered how to save on a sewing machine. Today I want to talk about the sewing essentials, the basic tools that a sewist needs. Acquired over time these things don’t seem costly but buying them all as once can be. Let me show you how…

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