Some Advice on Thrifting Fabric

Junk Drawer Adventures

One of my favorite things to do is going to flea markets. My grandmother and I load up the car every so often and spend our day in fields or gymnasiums surrounded by curiousities and old clothing. I mostly go because I enjoy the atmosphere, but I can’t help looking for fabrics that I could use in my projects. I would love to share with you some of the things that I have learned.

Thrifting FabricFabric by the yard tends to be scarce at flea marktets and thrift stores, but when you do find it you can often get a good deal for some unique prints. Just yesterday I stumbled into a woman who sold coupons and I purchased about two yards of floral upholstery fabric. If you intend to make a similar purchase always check the length of the fabric yourself. The tags might not be accurate anymore. Ask (politely)…

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