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holloween costumes and fabric??

post #1 of 8
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Ok two things

Fabric where are some good spots to go to buy fabric? on-line? I have a joanne's near m,e which i am checking out and I buy at wal-mart to, but i want to shop around a little.


the other thing. Holloween costumes. I did an internet search and came up with all these places that sell costumes, but no patterns really. I found one pattern at wal-mart but it was $16. and I'd really like to spend a little less on that so i can afford to actually buy cloth to sew it. I am going to make her a black bear costume. or maybe a fish. How hard would it be to make a fish head?
post #2 of 8

Don't pay $16!!!!!!

Jo-Ann's is the place to go. They often have patterns on sale for .99--check their website and go to the 'store flyer' link--http://www.joann.com/content/tabs/
main.jhtml;$sessionid$
5JVPQTAAAEL0YP4SY5FRHOR50LD2UEPO

(I don't know how to do a link, so you might need to cut and paste).

They have halloween fabrics (satins, etc) on sale also. I've always gotten my Halloween stuff there and I've made DD1s costume for the last three years.

Have fun! And don't spend $16 on a pattern!:-)
post #3 of 8
definitely check out the sales flyer for joanns

i'm fairly certain they have a 99cent pattern sale coming up this week. most stores sell the patterns at half price every day. that way you feel like youre saving money... whatever


also don't discount clothing patterns. by this i mean my dd wanted to be a princess one year. i got a pattern for a fancy skirt and a pattern for a vest that i made out of matching fabric. it wasn't a costume pattern, but it didn't reallly matter.

honestly, i hate the costume fabric that joanns sells. its cheap and thats all that is good with it. its way wicked slippery!! granted if youre a princess you need shimmery/shiny so i was stuck with it LOLL

could i find a better way to work with it now that i'm a bit sewing smarter? maybe.. i'd probably try starch or a water soluble stabilizer on the seam parts
post #4 of 8
For fabric I drool at www.equilter.com. You can spends days looking at it all!
post #5 of 8
Sorry, OT: Lauira - I think you may have just condemned me...to fabric paradise. My kid is never going to have a hot meal again. :LOL
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Originally Posted by bluenail
Sorry, OT: Lauira - I think you may have just condemned me...to fabric paradise. My kid is never going to have a hot meal again. :LOL
I know! Isn't that site awesome? I love how if you find a fabric you like you can easily find all the coordinating stuff in the line also. Majorly bad for the wallet.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
hot meals??? My kid's going to forget what mommy looks like.

Thanks for the link that is some beautiful fabric.
Joann's is on my list of things to do today. Fill out application and buy rings for sling. Now i will have to procrastinate in the fabric/pattern section and when my husband gets home i'll have to tell him i didn''t get anything done becasue i got lost in the sewing store. hahaha.
post #8 of 8
Definitely look at regular patterns. I picked up some vintage children's clothing patterns at a garage for like a quarter or a dime a piece. Last year I made a spider suit out of an overall and jacket pattern and I just sewed some extra arms on. It was very nice. You could do a bear out of sleeper pattern. Also, honestly it's not that tough to lay a sleeper down and trace it a little bigger. It might not be perfect, but it's a halloween costume for a kid - it'll be good enough!
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