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Comment to Win: How much do you spend a year on sewing supplies, notions only, not including fabric?

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.35 PMby daisylynn

    gosh, that’s so hard to estimate. Maybe about 100-200 Euros. Somewhere in between, probably.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.24 PMby karian

    i spend about 100 dollars last year

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.19 PMby tryxfailxrepeat

    Probably somewhere in the ballpark of $50-$100 a year, I try to use what I already have in my stash, but there are usually times where I want a certain style or color of button or thread that I don’t already have in my stash.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.16 PMby imogens

    Oh my, I shudder to think on it! Far too much, certainly in the hundreds of dollars (Australian)! Hopefully it will slow down over time when I have acquired all the essentials. I really find with many notions though that it’s best not to skimp. Pins, for example, can be costly, but high-quality pins are much more pleasant to use and are less likely to mark my fabric.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.16 PMby kessrien

    Maybe € 25?

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.13 PMby nenasew

    Its hard to guess because I usually stockpile my needles, threads elastic, etc. I would say a couple of hundred dollars. Yikes! I didnt want to face this truth. :-)

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.09 PMby FaithKnowles

    I don’t keep track of what I spend. It may make me worry about having too many notions.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.55 AMby jpusel

    Hmmm probably $50-100

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.48 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    I have spent over $500.00 on notions just since September of this year. I know it sounds like a lot but when you are making purses for lots of people who want different fabric you have to match a lot of stuff to them. But at least now I have a wonderful array of thread colors to choose from, but most of the items that I have purchased were used on projects so it is time to replenish….don’t tell my husband…LOL.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.47 AMby tanieemmons

    I sew whenever I get a chance but I probably spend about $200 a year on stuff other than fabrics.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.46 AMby eha

    a 100$ a year i think

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.25 AMby ruthw

    Depending on what I am sewing, I reckon I spend between 40 and 80 dollars a month. So somewhere between 500 and about 800 dollars a year. But I have been building up my supply of once-only purchases such as pinking shears and hip curves, etc. for the last two years.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.24 AMby bttn

    I spend probabily $200 a year on notions

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.23 AMby strix

    If I had to put a figure on it, it would probably be about £150, I love sewing

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.51 AMby himechan

    I think about $20ish?

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.43 AMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    For myself, not very much — I’m very economical (not cheap though). That said, my mum and I run her shop called The Sewing Corner in Hornsea. This year, and during the beginning of next year, probably about £1000 – £2000 total for stock. We get high quality (Hemline mostly).

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.37 AMby Echo Brooks

    Maybe fifteen to twenty bucks?

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.35 AMby Jali Sews

    Not more than S$100 a year. My sewing notions get used up faster than my fabrics on the whole.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.14 AMby mury84

    I think no more than 50 €.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.11 AMby may-chu

    I would say…. up to a 100$

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.07 AMby artepart

    I spend around 180 dollar on notions a year.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.03 AMby Laura Bolčina

    Around $70, maybe a little more.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.54 AMby margabisa

    I think i spend between 350 euros and 500 euros, only for notions ! This is the price for good quality products that will match very well with the fabric, and that will last in time !

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.54 AMby flowergirl3

    I spend about $500 a year on sewing supplies, depending on projects. I spend about $150 on notions only, not including fabric. I try to keep costs down by buying most fabric and buttons on ebay. I buy other fabric, zippers, ribbons and trim at local fabric stores.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.43 AMby thefourloves

    i’m new to sewing, so i mostly raid my mother’s stash of fabic and notions. she, however, owns a quilt shop, and seems to spend every penny she makes on notions.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.30 AMby meiissi

    Must be about 200€ a year for clothing without calculating buttons, which are sometimes incredibly expensive and sometimes a bargain. For bags and accessories it must be even more because riveting and cording are more expensive.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.12 AMby soaringviola

    Not very much I guess, some sewing needles for machine and hand stitching and other small stuff – I guess less than 50 Euro. But maybe I should use these things more – last year a bought an item to make bias tape from fabric stripes – what a georgous tool!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.01 AMby von-nation

    I have only started to sew and I am finding out quickly that notions are important! I am learning the hard way because all my sewing items are everywhere and I often lose pins, needles, buttons etc because I have kids under the age of 3.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 08.59 AMby hunchback

    Roundabout 200 €

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    Dec 24, 2010, 08.58 AMby watatoe

    I probably spend between $125 to $150 on sewing supplies and notions per year. I sometimes have to laugh because I have so many notions…..but then when I start another project, I find there is something else I need that I don’t have.

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