Friday, July 11, 2008

Bias Tape Bonanza

A few weeks ago, I thrifted these little gems. Six packages for the price of one. Had you been browsing in a nearby aisle, you would have heard me cry, "Bingo!" when I found them in the craft section of my local thrift shop. But, I guess that fate couldn't sit on the sidelines...

When I returned a couple of days ago... there were ten more packages! And the prices were even better. I purchased all ten for the price of one from the fabric store. There were three stretch lace seam bindings and one rick rack. The two packs down front are very vintage. The rick rack was only fifteen cents brand new and the bias tape (from Penney's) was thirteen cents! In what year did "Penney's" (now JCPenney) carry fabric notions?? I'm practically laying awake at night thinking of all the things that will be made with my plunder. Just tack it on to my to-do list.

Speaking of bias tape, I found this amazing tutorial showing how to make your own bias tape. Besides appearing simple to do, it's a great way to keep costs down or to customize your project with coordinating fabric. I have yet to try it, but again, it's on my to-do list.

Aaahh, when the joys of thrifting and crafting collide...

7 comments:

Chibisan said...

J C Penney used to have quite an extensive selection of fabrics in the late '60's possibly early
'70's.

katie jean said...

Love the thrift bias tape! Where do you thrift? I usually just get to the Lincoln thrift. And one of my kids always has to come home with a stuffed animal. Which of course gets a good bath before bedtime.

marychild said...

What do you use bias tape for? Are you SURE you're not an accomplished seamstress?

Rebecca said...

Hi Diane, thanks for visiting my blog! :) Quite a few of the vintage notions I've found are from Penny's and ofcourse, Woolworths! Remember them? I barely do, LOL.

Love the pink nursery!!

casch said...

You have a veritable treasure trove in bias tape! There's nothing like finding sommethin you know you will use and/or need and it's a BARGAIN to boot! I know the joy of a great bargain. Makes your projects even more fun!Congratuatios on a great find!

Mir said...

HI Diane!
I hope you find just as much of a score when you go thrifting today! Though I know adult time is a prize in itself, it is always fun to find soemthing that gets you jazzed about creating!

lera said...

Score!!! (Making it is kind of fun. You should try it.)

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