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cashs_mom 02-10-2017 03:16 PM

I buy my patterns at JoAnns on sale. When I'm doing garment sewing, I don't want to spend time trying to make my own patterns so i just buy one. I like the multiple sizes on one pattern. It makes it easier to use one size for the top and one for the bottom. If I want to redo things using the multiple sizes keeps everything in line.

I should add that $250.00 for a pattern is ridiculous. I don't know if it was one of those eBay weird listing like the $24,000 sewing table or a typo or what.

Chasing Hawk 02-10-2017 04:54 PM

I have seen some outrageous prices for patterns on eBay too. Like 80 bucks for the rag turtle blanket pattern. :shock:

When sewing clothes for the Grand kids I usually buy 2 of the same pattern when on sale (5 for 5). Same with patterns for adults, since my weight goes up and down.

tranum 02-10-2017 06:11 PM

Originally Posted by lindaschipper (Post 7761152)
Maybe they forgot to put the decimal point in....such as 2.50 or 25.00...in that case it automatically goes to 250.00. Contact the seller and ask them if the 250.00 is the actual price.

Didnt think about that, will try

OneBusyGranny 02-11-2017 05:43 AM

If you live near a Hobby Lobby, they have Simplicity patterns for 99 cents,sale ends today, so that means in about a month, Mc Calls will be that price.

KrissyD. 02-11-2017 06:18 AM

What is the # of the pattern , someone on here might have it ?

Jordan 02-11-2017 08:04 AM

I will never pay the high prices that the patterns are going for now. I go in JoAnn's and look thru the patterns and write down #'s of patterns that I would like and wait until they go on sale for 99 cents each. I can remember showing my grandma a picture of a prom dress I wanted her to make for me and she would just get a newspaper out and draw up a pattern and make the dress pattern out of muslin first and make adjustments and then I would visit her and she would have a beautiful dress made out of my choice of fabrics. Let's just go back in time and enjoy sewing the way it used to be. I think I was born in the wrong era!!!

klswift 02-11-2017 01:15 PM

Take some time and go thru the catalogs online (Simplicity.com, McCalls.com, etc). List the pattern numbers you like. Then when JAS has the 5 for $5 sale, take in your list and get the patterns. Warning, many folks do this so you may not find all the ones you want, so make the list bigger than you planned on. My girls were different sizes, but when the patterns were only $1 each, I would splurge and buy 2 instead of playing with the 2 sizes in one. If you do a lot of apparel sewing, it would be beneficial to buy a basic form pattern and just play with making changes to it - different necklines, sleeve types, waistlines, etc.

meanmom 02-11-2017 04:08 PM

I only buy patterns on sale at JoAnns. I haven't been very happy with the last few I bought. I made some PJpants from a parttern. My measurements, hip, waist etc matched the pattern. They were HUGE. Luckily I could cut them down.
I don't do much garment sewing any more.

DJinSC 02-11-2017 06:34 PM

I agree with Lindaschipper. It's GOT to be a mistake. That's just ridiculous.

jojo47 02-13-2017 05:41 PM

I don't shop Ebay, but I do agree that price is ridiculous. I paid $7.98 for the last Simplicity pattern I purchased and that was in Walmart. They also have McCall's patterns, some for $4.98 and some for $2.95 (I think those are the prices I saw, but somewhere in that neighborhood.) I WISH we had a JoAnn's store closer than an hour away! Used to have one only 15 minutes away, but that store closed when Walmart was built.

I WISH we had a JoAnn's closer than an hour away! The last pattern I purchased was $7.98 at Walmart ...

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