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Welcome to day seven of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a $100 Gift Card from Mood Fabrics! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Wednesday, December 8th to be entered to win!

With fashion changing faster than the seasons, Mood Designer Fabrics has continued to stay one step ahead of its competitors. While being actively involved in the latest in cultural Crazes, including reality television programs like Project Runway and The Apprentice, as well as staying grounded in the traditions of honest customer service, Mood has transformed itself into a prosperous, well-established and growing business.


You will receive a $100 Gift Card that you can use to shop for anything you like, anytime you want, online at MoodFabrics.com. You can also use the Gift Card in our store during regular business hours.

Comment to Win: How much do you spend on sewing projects per year?

Congratulations to aega who won the Gingher Dressmaker’s Shears!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Mood Fabrics

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.31 PMby jmarq002

    Wow! This year I’ve really started taking on more projects so I’ve been averaging over $100/month. Next up-a silk evening gown, for a potentially very special occasion, so there goes the budget! I’d definitely say over $1000 a year.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.31 PMby carlachan

    maybe around $300-$500 (or more.. ), since I’m still a newbie I like collecting ‘not so important’ tools and notions and pattern books. I didn’t shop for expensive fabrics yet, need to grow my confidence to handle them (and grow some money tree… :) ).

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.30 PMby alexannis

    Hmm, I think I don’t want to know how much I spend on sewing projects per year, especially since a great number of them never get finished!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.30 PMby bessiboo

    I’d say about $20-$30 monthly. So that’s about $250ish per year… never really thought about it!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.30 PMby tissyalex

    I spend at least $300 a year

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.29 PMby JanMadeIt

    This year, I lost my job in June so I’ve been sewing to make ends meet while I’m on unemployment. I stick to sales, remnants and I’ve raided my mom’s stash, but I’ve spent several hundred dollars. Probably broken even on sales vs. fabric purchases. Now I need to stay away from the fabric store and get on the plus side of the ledger. It’s hard to do!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.29 PMby stephanieb

    I spend between $500 and $750 per year (estimates only) as I sew for both of my daughters throughout the year (they are 15 and 20 years old) and like to sew gifts. I recently made the decision to sew for yours truly – this giveaway would be a great start to that resolution!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.28 PMby vanessa

    $150-200? Maybe I should be tracking this more closely….

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.28 PMby nyphertiti

    I’m scared to tally up how much I spend in total. I have a huge stash of vintage patterns, fabrics, and notions that I always have on hand for whenever the desire to create something strikes me. My costs per project are probably well under $50 each, it’s just how many projects, and potential projects, that make the difference.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.26 PMby miaow

    I spend way too much and yet it’s never enough!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.25 PMby Gina Marquis

    I wish I had a job now or I could spend more, but I think I spend about $300 a year on fabric for my outfits. One day I’ll make enough money to raise that price!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.25 PMby erikaj

    I can’t say. I haven’t been sewing seriously for more than a year!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.24 PMby gwnva

    I spend about $50 a year on sewing projects. Trying to get more involved and make more things.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.24 PMby Wendy Allen

    I only started sewing a few months ago but have already spent several hundred dollars. To be fair, though, a decent portion of that went into my sewing machine.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.23 PMby Eva Lansberry

    I spent over $200 whenever I start a project. …. I love how the staff at Mood is open to any crazy idea I come with and are so willing to assist. Last time it was bicycle helmet accessories. Thanks so much!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.20 PMby aisackson

    It’s hard for me to gauge how much a spend yearly but I would say monthly I spend anywhere from $10 up to $200 depending on the projects I am working on. I am a frugal person so I try to find the best deals possible on fabric. I don’t think I have payed full price for anything sewing related in years. I always wait until its on sale.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.18 PMby alicelidell

    I don’t like to think of that!!!! I try to stay between $400 and $500, but I can’t really tell… but I’m definitely needing a serger…. so, next year I’ll tell you how that went!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.18 PMby amaydak

    I easily spend $400 – $600 per year, but this still less than I would spend if I only bought retail (I have to dress up for work) and still had to fund some sort of hobby. I decided to learn how to make clothes so I could have exactly what I wanted but could never find in the mall. Nice fabric make such a massive difference in the final product. Why spend all the time if your only going to end up with something you didn’t really want?

    Great giveaway, thank you so much!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.17 PMby vintagegal

    YIkes! This is a scary question…I spent over $400.00 on just one runway project this year, for a charity show. As for the grand total for the year, I don’t like to think about it! I buy lots at the thrift shop, to restyle and cut up, so that makes me feel like I am not spending as much as I would at the fabric store! It’s a bit delusional, I know…..

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.17 PMby peaudane

    I do buy more fabric than I can sew up, but I love fabric! With patterns and notions, I would say I spend about 600 euros a year.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.16 PMby nehmah

    On patterns, I spend about $100. On notions, it’s about the same, counting needles for the machines. It’s that high this year due to one box of 100/2054 needles for the sergers, was $38 (US) Fabrics, at a guess, around $200. This includes all types of sewing; clothes for whoever; crafts; quilts. Cordially, nehmah

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.12 PMby artemis76

    My biggest sewing expense in a year is patterns, I cannot resist the pattern sales! this year I splurged more on fabric than usual thanks to my darling husband treating me to a shopping spree at Metro Textiles on Black Friday. I also got a new vintage machine and some great vintage scissors and notions at estate sales, so I would estimate this year’s expenses around $500

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.12 PMby mcgjean

    I’ll admit to having a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to fabric, patterns, and sewing supplies. Always buying with good intentions and ideas, never enough time. I’m sure I could sew projects for the next 10 years without buying a thing! I continue to accumulate, but at a slower rate. And I donated 3 boxes of fabric this summer. My budget is probably around $1000 for my favorite hobby.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.12 PMby verypurpleperson

    I’m afraid to find the answer to that question! Maybe several hundred dollars more than I need….

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.08 PMby grainline

    This is a hard one! I probably spend about $300 on fabric, notions, needles etc a year sewing for myself I think. Just ordered swatches for a new flannel shirt from mood!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.08 PMby puffling

    I’ve restarted sewing this year, so I have had to make an initial investment in scissors, thread, fabrics, notions and patterns. I’d say I’ve spent around $500 this year, but I expect next year to spend much, much less. Unless I get carried away on Etsy…. ;)

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.07 PMby kallers

    It really varies. For a year, I didn’t buy any new fabrics etc., and just built a stash from sheets and thrift store purchases. Through that experience, I realized that you really don’t need to spend much money on sewing. I now find most of my fabrics (and notions) at yard sales during the summer and spend less than $100 on other fabrics, zippers etc.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.07 PMby jenss-1

    For this year, about $500 (not including sewing machine repair). This year I returned to sewing after a long, long hiatus, so the amount marks a big increase for me. Most of the cost is fabric, but also some supplies like machine needles (have been experimenting with a variety) and interfacing products, etc. Next year, probably more…

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.03 PMby falloficarus

    I started doing projects this year around September. I know I’ve probably spent over 300$.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 03.01 PMby meshuggeknits

    I also recycle and shop at thrift stores, but sometimes hit sales to pick up those “just in case” items. The total is probably about $200 a year; wish I had more finished projects to show for it!

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