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Where can I get affordable fabric offcuts for kids?

657 days ago • 3 likes • 1 comments • 2 votes • 0 follows
Asked by Ella Ara | Question date:  Aug 11, 2022 | Member since:  Aug 11, 2022

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I have just got into sewing, for the last four months and I would like to know if there is anywhere to get some affordable fabric offcuts, please? I am not too picky about pattern or design as I am still learning and just need to practise some skills before buying larger pieces of fabric.

I really want to start collecting some fabrics for kids mostly, for when I am ready to start a real project. I didn't realise how fiddly and skillful sewing is and I am still just getting my hands used to moving with the machine.

I manage to get smaller pieces from family and friends, but I would like to be able to get more so that I can practise more. I am currently mostly making small cushions, bunting and other smaller items that I can make fit from smaller offcuts of fabric. But I really want to progress to making little outfits for my child. Even if they are just simple pyjamas and playsuits, maybe some bibs and bedding would be fun or a little apron for baking times.

I really wanted to eventually make a pushchair cosy for when winter comes. I don't think this project will be too tricky, as long as my machine can sew a few layers of fleece or something similar. Would be fun to sew a pattern or some sort of design. I saw a fun cow pattern cosy, but to buy them, they are quite expensive where I am and it's more fun to say you made it anyway.

I haven't even tried sewing fleece yet, so I am not quite there yet. Just hoping to build up to that. If I can master a fleece pushchair cosy, maybe I could make a cute little jumper jacket. That would be amazing. It's exciting.

Any recommendations or tips are most welcome as I know there are a lot of creative people out there who can give me some ideas.

Also ideas on fun things to make my toddler would also be appreciated.

Ella x
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Asked by Ella Ara
Question date:  Aug 11, 2022
Member since:  Aug 11, 2022
Anna Scott(657 days ago)
I have managed to get some kids fabric offcuts from places like Ebay, Facebook Marketplace and Freecycle. Often people give away or sell for a really cheap price, the leftover fabric they cannot use for anything large. Also, if you have a local fabric store, sometimes they sell their offcuts or pieces they cannot use, at a really good discounted price.
Diana Gilroy(657 days ago)
I do the same, there are loads of fabrics available on Ebay.
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