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Unread 01-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Cheap fabric websites?

I'm very new to this, and would like to practice sewing, which means that I don't want to spend a ton of money on fabric, so if anyone would happen to know websites where you can get fabrics (cotton fabric preferably) cheap for a yard, I would be very grateful
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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Of course Muslin is goo for practice, you can get it really cheep on the bolt at any fabric store.
Also coupons are your best friends. (:
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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Second on the muslin
check to see if your local fabric store has a SUPER CHEAP REMNANT OF AWESOME section, where you can get different fabrics that resemble the most of the characteristics of stuff you wanna work with i.e. Knits, wovens, heavy versus light fabrics, trying out patterns. etc. sometimes if you are going to work with a knit for the costume, Muslin just won't cut it as far as practice.

But for beginners, second Coupons being your best friends and Watch for bigger holidays, as sales at mass retailers and even the family owned joint I work at have sales correlating with big holidays...next one coming up is MLKjr. or Presidents day sale in Feb.

Keep you eyes peeled, and if the store has mailers or catalogues, you can sign up every now and then they send coupons.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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I second what has all been said and have another thing to add. If you just want practice and don't actually plan to use your practice pieces for cosplay, hit up thrift stores for old bed sheets. You can cut stuff out of those and practice on them for really cheap.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Thank you i'll definitely start signing up for cataloges and emails i'll also go check my nearby goodwill for old sheets to practice on and see how the muslin
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