What do you pay for fabrics?

Heyhey,

how are you doing?

The last days I spent on a hunt for the right fabric for the skirt in the drawing with the jacket I already finished. After 3 fabric stores who had a lot of beautiful fabrics but not the right color or material, I went to my last resort. This fabric store is huge and they have so many wonderful fabrics, but I was a little (ok, a lot) shocked by some of their prizes.

I don’t know maybe it is just me, but I mostly buy fabrics if they have a reduced prize. I just don’t have the money to buy some of them for their full prizes, and even if so, I am not sure if I ever could get myself to buy a plain but pretty fabric for 50 € the meter. I actually think everything under 10€ is ok, 10 to 20 you sometimes have to spend… but more then 20 € per meter? 

What are your limits of fabric prizes? whats the most expensive fabric you ever bought? (I once bought a wonderful fake fur for a stuffed animal for a friend for 80€/m, but it was just perfect and it was a good month money-wise). and was it worth the prize? I am really curious about your experiences with fabric prizes!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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6 comments

  1. For me, cost depends on my budget. But if it’s the right fabric for my project, the right color as well then I am willing to spend a higher cost on quality fabric provided I have the money. If I can find something that is beautiful and equally useable yet at a lower cost then I’ll probably go with that if my budget is tight (which it usually is). Certain projects I won’t compromise on though.

    • like me with the fake fur for that gift. 🙂 when I buy real thick velvet, or something like cashmere I understand high prizes but sometimes I just stand there and wonder why it is so expensive;)

  2. I always try to purchase my fabrics on sale or with a discount coupon, so I generally don’t pay more than $15 a yard. However, if its for a specific project I will make an exception for a grande outfit! Even then, I’ve only paid more than $20 a yard for upholstery fabric.

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