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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 8, 2010, 10.49 AMby cands2010

    I love mood fabrics and this would be great to win,,,thanks Burda!!! With all the fabric about 1000,oo …wow is that alot of gifts!!!!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.47 AMby niinamaria

    My spending varies but this year I’ve spent about 700 euros

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.46 AMby oslocraft

    In a year, I’d guess I spend at least $200-300, probably more, but money spent on sewing is always money well spent :D

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.33 AMby neama

    As I have only got the sewing bug lately my initial excitement & enthusiasm resulted in a very small bank balance! I am addicted to fabric, and I find myself buying new material at high prices quite often, since we have a sever lack of fleamarkets etc in Ireland:( Oh and buttons! Buttons buttons buttons:) And then I wonder why I’m broke!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.29 AMby loulourosa

    I spend about 20 euro every month (I think), but when there are designer-fabricsales it’s a lot more. I think the fabric is not the most expensive, but the other sewing supplies, like zippers, (good) lining…. So 400 euro every year?

    If I would buy clothes for me and my daughter in boutiques (same quality), I would spend a lot more! For example the dress I made for my daughters seventh birthdayparty costed 14 euro, a similar dress at “essentiel” was 105 euro! And mine was better made!

    I like it when I can buy fabric at bargain prices, on fleamarkets, fabricstocksales,…it makes me happy to say: this dress costed me only 2 euro!

    As I have a cupboard (a realy big one) full of fabric, I will try to work with those fabrics and not to buy new,… This will be my challenge for next year haha.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.28 AMby blueskysunhigh

    It’s hard for me to walk past a good piece of fabric without buying it. I think, I certainly spent over 400 $ per year…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.15 AMby stiksels

    I would think I’d spend around 300 euros a year. I sew for both my children and myself, however the creations for myself always cost a load more than the ones for my children. Of course the amount of fabric that is used is larger, but I also tend to buy more expensive fabrics for myself. The kids love cottons and knits of around 3 euro/m (as long as ‘hello kitty’ or ‘bob the builder’ is on it!). For myself the prices go up to 15 euro/m and I once bought a piece of real leather of 45 euro! But that’s not happening on a regular basis though :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.13 AMby siah

    I would say I spend around 400€ a year. I don´t only buy new fabrics but also a lot of vintage material on flee markets. So around 50% new materials and 50% old. I also recycle material from old clothes that I buy in markets.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.13 AMby possiblymaybeviolentlyhappy

    Oh lord, this is a question I try not to think about. Currently in the process of sorting my latest acquisitions into the existing stash (according to fabric composition, weight, print VS plain and colour of course), I would say that have spent close to $1000 this year. Alarming how much time and money spent on purchasing VS creating and completing projects. Im a Fabric Addict Lifer.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.10 AMby shahnazvakil

    I do not have an exact idea of how much I spend on my sewing projects per year as besides personal clothes, I also sew household articals viz. curtains, pillow-cases etc and also my family’s night-wear. Some of these projects are not made on a yearly basis. So at an average, I probably spend Rs. 5000/-. I have a huge collection of left-over fabric that I use to make patch-work projects and baby-clothes for friends and family. Hence my sewing project cost remains quite low.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.46 AMby powpetje

    I spend a lot on sewing projects, but not too mutch. I recently made a jacket, it costs around 30 of 40 euro. I like pretty and good quality fabric because i spend so much time making the garnment

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.34 AMby twinreader

    It varies from year to year. This year I was very busy and my trusty old machine was giving me trouble. I spent verry little. Next year I expect to spend about $400-$500 because I am sewing for my home.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.23 AMby nikkialexis

    Only about 250 this year. I have been busy with my young daughter but I look forward to her turning 2ish so I can start creating mother/daughter looks!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.18 AMby meseide

    About 500 euros a year. (I guess I should say this year. Because it’s getting more and more every year..)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.09 AMby lena44

    Thinking about that is pretty hard! …but I probably spent about $ 300 this year

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.06 AMby ailuja

    ohh this is something for me!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.58 AMby kiimo

    I love fabric and I buy more than I sew… it varies but I think I spent about $400 including sewing books this year.

    I didn’t know about MoodFabric.com, and I’m afraid to be addictive to this site. :D

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.50 AMby marinavrucht

    Oooooh! Me wants!!! :D

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.49 AMby coffeeaddict

    Wow, writing an actual number down might hurt my head. As in life as well as for my hobbies, I’m always on the hunt for a bargain, my fabric stash is a result of various unexpected discount. I guessthe ttal amount for all my hobbies: sewing, knitting and jewellery making comes close to 800€ per year. Gotta go take an aspirin for my head now…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.41 AMby anniina

    As a student I try to keep my sewing costs to a minimum by rampaging through flea markets and my granny’s attic. But still, the ammount of how much I spend on my dear, dear hobby is about 300€ a year. It would be so awesome to actually use new fabrics for a change and have excactly the kind of material I’d want to.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.40 AMby rita61

    I probably spend about $100 per month. My sewing room has overflowed into the hallway. I need a long ‘paid’ vacation to enjoy endless hours of sewing.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.35 AMby dlebrun

    Well between making clothes and embellishing premade clothes, all sorts of household items, and a mad amount of costumes I spend about $3000 a year. That includes dog and cat clothes and toys too so not that crazy.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.34 AMby kraftykatina

    I used to spend waaaaaay too much (at least a grand per year and up to twice that!) but now I probably only spend around $500 per year since I’m broke and took to knitting a lot.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.21 AMby Emily Liu

    Usually, I spend about 100$ or more a year on my sewing expenditures :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.17 AMby wynnettie

    Oh, let’s say I spend approximately $800 at my local fabric store, and let’s say…I might sew up $80.00 of it! Gotta love it! Wynnette

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.13 AMby hunchback

    sewing, crafting, knitting, crocheting… over 1000 $ a year – I guess. Only sewing projects maybe 700 §. Too much, I know :-(

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.57 AMby goga

    Hard to say, but at least several hudred.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.50 AMby Shira B

    I probably spent around 950$ because I bought a sewing machine this year and I spend a lot :D

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.49 AMby queenvanilla

    I recently bought fabric for 145 ( 1 000 sek), But I guess I have bought about the same amount earlier in the year. And maybe some more. So I say about 300?

    I have also sewn for an organization, with fabric that cost 570. Which I didn’t pay of course.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.47 AMby dexez

    uuuu, i have no idea what time it is so i’ll be fast. I don’t really buy clothes anymore since I started sewing. So basically everything I used to spend on clothes now goes on sewing. I spend around 15 euros a month… not a lot, but enough :)

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