I started out sewing again about 10 months ago. Just buy a little at a time and only when it's on sale. Joann's runs some great sales and if you sign up on their web sight and on your smart phone if you have one (Apps) you will get lots of coupons. The good thing about Joann's is they let you use all your coupons as long as the items aren't on sale. But you can always use the % off total purchase coupon even on sale items. I don't think I've ever purchased anything that wasn't on sale Lol. Good luck.