Friday, January 16, 2009

Thrifted Sewing Supplies

It was only recently that I started checking the thrift store's collection of purses to see what pieces I could pick up there--turns out there are often good, cheap handles to harvest for only pennies. Last week I picked up tiny and large sets of bamboo handles (still in the purses, but easy enough to cut out) for a dime a piece.


Oh, the frugal thrill of making knitting bags for so little!


They're both in the shop tonight!

9 comments:

Lisateresa said...

Wow, I really love that plaid.
You put me to shame, Anna. I still haven't made a knitting bag out of those wooden handles I bought from you - I've gotta get to it!

Lisa

Bev said...

That is a FANTASTIC idea. I was at Goodwill just this week, looked at the purses and thought, I don't need any of them, so I didn't buy them. It didn't occur to me I could take them apart and use parts for making new ones. Thanks for such a great tip!

Very Verdant said...

What a great tip!!! Thanks for sharing.

Randi said...

What a great idea ... I wouldn't have thought to salvage purse handles.

Mrs. Simonsays said...

What a splendid idea! Purses are always in such surplus at the thrifts.

Christine said...

Your new room must give you so many more inspirations.
Love it!

*emilie* said...

these are just adorable ! i love the size. and the color !

Kostman Family said...

It sounds like you have a super nice thrift store and the prices sound cheap. I love to look in thrift stores and see what great things I can buy and then sell for more.br

Blossom said...

What an amazing idea! I can't wait to go thrifting again and see if I can find some too.

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