If you’ve read my blog once or twice you probably know that I moan and groan about the out-of-control quantity of my sewing supplies.
But I have found a wonderful facebook group, Smocking Destash. And you can join too! It’s basically an on-line garage sale for sewing supplies! You can buy and sell without charges like those on eBay. The prices and ever-changing items being offered are just fabulous.
The need for room to move around causes me to offer bargains.
I vacillate between shame and motivation to reduce the amount to a manageable size.
Aside from the bargains, often an unused pattern or piece of fabric is sold and others decide they MUST have it. So they rush to their sewing store to purchase it. I’ve done that a lot! Everyone wins.
I sold about 50 yds. of my beloved Liberty of London tana lawn for $15 py, laces, tatting and patterns for bargain prices. The flip side is that I have purchased about 100 yds. of to-die for fabrics, gorgeous laces, ready-to-smock garments and patterns from Children’s Corner to Kari Mecca to Wendy Schoen, many of which are no longer in print.
At least one shop owner is closing her retail store and selling 60″ wide cotton gingham (retailed for $14 py)for as little as $3! Spechler-Vogel featherwale corduroy for $5 py in a rainbow of colors, piping, and more! Patterns and books that have long since been out of print have been sold and continue to show up for sale periodically.
If you would like to join this group, just drop me a note at NCcabin@aol.com or leave a comment at the end of this post stating that you would like to be included. I’ll get back to you. FYI, there is no charge to join the group but you must have a facebook account.
So come join the fun. Get rid of the fabric and patterns you know you will never use and find some new treasures.