A local five-and-dime type store has quite a selection of flat-fold fabric at really great prices - about half of what these same name brand cotton prints would go for at full price. And twice a year they stock up for a two-day 40% off sale! Last year’s spring sale was cancelled and I skipped the autumn one.
I have been returning to a donation project, so I hit that sale to get bright prints for the drawstring bag portion of the project and was able to make 24 of them, using 6 yards, for only $23.94! I used threads on hand - focusing on the tail ends of spools and bobbins - and even already had the yellow nylon cording. Just another few bucks for the multicolored cording.
Watching for sales, etc. means I can do more which amplifies my joy!
These are so great! I love the fabric you chose.
These are great! I especially love the bird fabric, because I love green.
The fabrics are really nice. I like the third one over, the blue the tree & birds, and that fun magenta stripey one! The fact that you are using these for good makes it even cooler.
Nothing like doing a charity project to brighten your day!
Really great fabrics! Man, it’s a good thing we don’t have that 5 and dime here. I’d be in biiiiiig trouble!!
Drawstring bags are such a fun, easy project and I love all the fabrics you chose. I hope you’ll share what the finished charity project is, because it looks like it will be epicly large.
(Also, I have to ask - what is this magic five-and-dime store called?)
It’s called Valley Drug and Variety. There’s a pharmacy and the usual OTC health stuff that goes along with that, a shipping and copy center (UPS, FedEx, etc.), cards, books, gifts, school/office supplies, and even an old-timey soda fountain (I treated myself to a salted caramel malted after fabric shopping)! But also a pretty decent fabric and craft section with a little bit of lots of things. Oh, and a liquor store attached!
It’s super dangerous to stash! So many nifty, cute prints that you didn’t go in looking for, but can’t possibly pass up at that price!
But it’s probably safer for me that it’s a few states away! If I ever come to visit, I hope I’ll get to see this magical wonderland…
Don’t get too excited! It’s small, but they make the most of it.
Love it! So what will you be using these for?
Thanks! You’ll just have to wait and see!