The other day I was at JoAnn Fabrics because I had a little time to spare. (What, don’t you spend your spare time there?) I needed a couple of zippers and some elastic, so had a good reason/excuse to be there.
On my way to the zippers I spotted a sign that read 70% off. So I made a detour. It turned out that flannel was on sale for 70% off, and since my boys had outgrown the boy pjs I made them in February, it was perfectly reasonable for me to grab a bolt.
After all, $6.99 a yard at 70% off brought the price way down to $2.10 per yard. When I got up to the cutting counter, there were only 2 yard left on the bolt which meant the 2nd yard was considered a remnant and was available for an additional 50% off, did I want it? $1.04 per yard, yes please! That brought my total up to $3.15 for two yards of flannel.
At the checkout I pulled up my weekly coupons and found one for 25% off my total purchase. So I ended up paying $2.36 for 2 yards of flannel. Totally doable.
After that, it only took me about an hour to whip up each of these boys a pair of pajama pants. It would have taken even less time if I’d have used a pattern instead of trying to draft my own and messing up.
I originally intended these boy pjs for my middle two boys, but mistakes happen, so the two youngest boys are the delighted recipients.
Sometimes we’re asked if it’s cheaper to sew, and while it’s not always true, we sure do love it when we find good deals like this. Other examples of cheap sewing can be found in our Buy or DIY Skirt series.
How about you, got any good fabric sale stories? Share them with us below!