Thrift Store Shopping 101


Lesson Info


So how many of you may have bought fabric for a project that you never finished? This is where that fabric ends up and you confined yards of great usable fabric in the material remnant fabric section so I always check this section and I pulled a couple things that I think you're really cool this is sort of an island fabric this is so fun and in a up cycle quill I can use something like this over a layer of a totally opposite color solid to get a really interesting texture there's upholstery fabric here so you've got a heavyweight fabric this is really durable I think this is a really cool upholstery fabric to so I would look at something like this this is a curtain that I could cut this up. This would be great fabric for almost anything or you could even embroider on this because it's a really good basic fabric so get it wash it, cut it up and you've got fabric that you can play within a solid table cloths tablecloths are fantastic and this one is probably made in the nineteen fifties,...

nineteen sixties and really strong inc the type of ink that they expect that does not fade so this is cotton so you can wash it you can either use it and then when you're done using it, you could just cut it up and make it into something else

Class Description

For lots of folks, thrift stores are treasure troves, teeming with opportunities just waiting to be uncovered. For others, thrift stores are chaotic collections of junk that are best overlooked in favor of more organized outposts. For members of the latter camp, Blair Stocker has a transformative approach to thrifting that’ll completely upend the experience of being overwhelmed by secondhand shops.

In Thrift Store Shopping 101, Blair will teach you a systematic approach to scoring at the thrift store. Blair is personally and professionally committed to the art of upcycling and, over the years, has developed a tried and true approach finding salvageable goods in unlikely places. In this class, she’ll teach you how approach thrift store shopping so you stay organized, get great deals, and walk away with pieces you can add to your craft closet. You’ll get insider tips on the best days to shop and which departments carry the most sought after items.

Thrift Store Shopping 101 will transform the way you think about buying secondhand and help you navigate the Goodwill like a serious expert.


Carol Willyn Maple

I loved that the class gave me actionable ideas that I can use when I visit thrift stores. I shop for yarn and fabric for thrift stores, but had not thought of using clothes outside of their intended purposes.