Did you know that some sewing machines are $12,000?
Yeah, that was the face I made too.
There will be no $12,000 sewing machines in my future.
My old bicor from jr. high will have to do for now. my machine looks just like this although this picture is from a google images search.I would however eventually like to get a new machine. For maybe the $200-300 price range.
Man, sewing can be expensive. Not only is there the new machine I'd like to get, but of course you need fabric.
Riley Blake has got to be one of my favorite designers. And Moda. And Heidi Grace.
I needed a separate place to save sewing money. If I stick it in my wallet we will spend it on something else.
We had eaten my version of chop suey a couple weeks ago. The crispy rice noodles from La Choy are the best! I couldn't bear to part with the can at the time, so I saved it. Why throw away a perfectly good can?
I cut some scrapbook paper down to size (the can is about 4.5 inches tall) and glued/taped it on. Used my fiskars scallop punch to make a tag and some blue cardstock stickers to spell out "sew." Added a strip of light blue paper for contrast, a white border around the "sew" tag, and a few white "*" stickers. Presto. A sewing savings can.
Total cost: $0. Plus I recycled something so....
PS-If you want to buy a can of the noodles just so you have a can to use, they are $1 at Walmart. And a great late-night crispy snack by themselves while you watch mindless shows on TLC.
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