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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, 05.34 AMby jowanjowan73

    I probably spent $200-$300 this year. I’m betting it will be more next year!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.27 AMby rrutherford

    it totally depends on the type of projects going on. this year i redecorated my daughters room, so I know I spent at least an extra $200 on fabric alone for the year. it was totally worth it! oh, how i’d love to win this gift card!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.21 AMby xiaowumei

    I’m a color and fabric freak, and I like vintage patterns too, so I guess I must spend at least $300 a year on sewing stuff. How much of that stuff winds up being actual projects is open to debate…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.17 AMby taiwo .

    I’ve only been sewing a few months so I’m not sure. I kind of just spend as needed but usually things on sale or using coupons so I save some. I’ve also gotten thrifty lately and have found good deals in thrift stores (usually notions like zippers, thread and buttons). All I can say is that I seem to have picked up an expensive hobby lol. :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.13 AMby k39c

    I dont spend very much on fabric.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.11 AMby suntory

    Below $100 maybe, since I like buying my fabrics from the discount bin where the end trims are. I just make do by creating smaller items or by combining the fabric. It’s worked well so far.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.09 AMby chawk

    I tend to buy patterns and fabric whenever I see items that catch and hold my interest and therefore spend between $300 & $500 dollars a year. I’m redoing my sewing room and can’t wait to get back to the new fabric and patterns I purchased to start in the new year.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.07 AMby Jeanie Waters

    The amount I spend on sewing each year depends on the needs of my family and friends. When we welcome a new life into this world, I usually spend about $40 for materials to make a beautiful Christening outfit (for girls, I just can’t seem to get the boy’s right), complete with a coat and bonnet. I also enjoy making costumes for the kids for Halloween. Even though they cost more than store bought, they look much better and last for years! (Really, how often would you let your kid parade around in a TMNT outfit?). Right now, I’m looking for a nice heavy material to make blackout drapes for my neighbor, who works nights, but the cost of material has gone up so high. I guess I average about $300 a year. I do all my sewing on a 100 year old National Electric machine, equipped with hand controls, as I can’t use my legs. It’s by far the best machine (except for an old Singer that I donated to charity) that I’ve ever owned. I do all my own repairs to the machine, including setting the timing, which saves a lot of money. I’m lucky enough to live within travelling distance to Manhattan, where you can get a lot of great deals on fabric, and also shop at flea markets and bazaars to get the best prices on material.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.03 AMby skeating27

    Total expenditures rise each year as I increase the time allocated to sewing. Learning new techniques, working with different types of fabrics, and enjoying the creative process cost about $1200 this year. This may seem like a lot of money, but is quite reasonable when I consider the money my husbands spends on his woodworking hobby. Believe me, I have more to show for my spent dollars than he does.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.59 AMby kristingail

    Hmmm. Probably upwards of $500, now that I think about it. A heckuva lot more than I knew!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.57 AMby ladysophie

    $60 maybe? I really don’t know. Least as possible. :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.46 AMby sewingdebbie

    If I added up how much I spent my partner might find out!!!! Seriously I try to spend as little as possible and make loads of recycled things so I can save up for those bits of special fabric that are a real joy to buy. I think I must have spent £100 last year and got an amazing array of items for me, my partner, friends and home (oh and fabric in my stash for just in case). I would love the gift voucher, as a lifelong fan of Project Runway my favourite bit is when they go into Mood (cue me and my boyfriend joining Tim Gunn in his cry of “Thankyou Mood” each week) and choose their fabric. I love fabric, I absolutely LOVE fabric shopping and the chance to shop at Mood would be fantastic.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.44 AMby hlh

    I try to keep my cost’s as low as possible by re-purposing vintage pieces and searching high and low for the best price on quality fabric and tools. Usually twice a year I take on a bigger project where a new fabric choice is necessary. I probably spend less than $200 per year…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.42 AMby univacgrl

    If I make an elaborate costume for halloween, I’ll easily spend $250 in a year.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.41 AMby Rosie Somers

    love these fabrics, and a girl can never have too much fabric xx

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.36 AMby designsbymorrison

    That’s a great question! I bet my husband would like to know the answer to that too! My best guess would be about $700.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.36 AMby Courtney Lewis

    I love this store! (You see it all the time on project runway) – what a great giveaway!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.27 AMby addiek

    Maybe a couple of hundred on fabrics plus patterns, notions, etc and, this year in particular, a few sewing books (new & used) so in total about $500.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.19 AMby traciejb

    as I am a fabric addict who refuses to go into a recovery programme, I spend hundreds, if not thousands, on fabric,fabric,fabric!!! :>) My hubby doesn’t mind, he likes that I enjoy something so much….

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.19 AMby seelie

    $30 a month!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.08 AMby cantare

    Hmmm….good question. Well, minus the spontaneous (habitual) trips to the fabric store, I would estimate about $450 upwards to $525—or a little over $20/month. I am a privileged heiress of my mom’s collection of buttons, thread, ribbons and other notions; not to mention useable yardage. I am almost always buying fabric here and there and everywhere!!! (therefore, we will add about $100 more…I buy on sale :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.05 AMby Sofia Eichelmann

    Definitely hundreds It really adds up, especially with christmas coming up…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.03 AMby tklexi

    Im not sure I want to think about this :P There were times at uni Id live off two minute noodles so I could buy quality fabrics and materials. It still has a healthy portion of my budget assigned to it each week.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.54 AMby DebbieT

    Much too much……..love fabrics!!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.49 AMby SEW-BAKEWELL

    I think I have spent well over $1000 this year in fabric and patterns…yikes! Hadn’t thought about it till now – lol! It is my addiction and I could sew everyday for 2 years and still have projects to work on. I just love everything about creating :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.48 AMby rebeccapeebles

    I buy so much fabric per month, I’m always looking for bargains (and luckily, we have an awesome fabric shop, Denver Fabrics here in Denver). I usually spend about $30 – 40 per month. …I’m beginning to consider buying in bulk to make it a bit easier to shop without hunting bargains all the time!! If there weren’t bargains, that might be at least $100 a month. So, that boils down to $300 – $500 per year. Add another $100 for notions! …all in all… that’s not so bad. all in all… Good fabric is worth the cost!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.47 AMby lilimoy

    I salvage so much fabric from old clothing and sheets and such, and I use old patterns when I’m not making up my own as I go along, so it’s really hard to say. I came into a cache of my mom’s old curtains this year which turned out to be great dollmaking stuff, and someone sent me a huge box of her remnants.

    I’d be amazed if I spent fifty dollars on sewing stuff this year. It was probably way less. I was ogling new fabric for a quilt, way back in January, but I never went for it.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.43 AMby mishe12

    i can spend anywhere between $500 to $1000 a year on sewnig projects. worth every penny when i think about the amount of money that i saved.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.39 AMby flutefish

    Probably close to $100 a month, and I definitely don’t make enough to be able to afford that. :(

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.35 AMby etcheuffa

    I spend about $20/yr on sewing projects. I get most of my fabric for free as gifts or from re-purposing other clothes/items and I recycle zippers and buttons, etc. as the girls grow out of their old dresses, so there’s only expenses for the occasional long zipper or spool of thread. Don’t think I’ve purchased new fabric in a year or so and even so my collection has grown to fill 8 moving boxes!

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