Craft and Sewing Supplies You Should Look For At the Thrift Store

I love bargain shopping, and I love coming across surprises! I think that’s why I love thrifting so much. You can save a lot of money and it is also a more sustainable option to buy secondhand. I’ve lined up a list of supplies that I frequently find. The key is to really keep an eye out because a lot of it can get missed!!

1. Embroidery Hoops – I love finding vintage metal ones. They don’t make them like they used to!

2. Sewing Patterns – I cant tell you how many times I’ve come across them, and I just recently started teaching myself how to sew clothes and wish I had started collecting these sooner! These patterns are time capsules full of beautiful vintage style clothing!!

3. Remnant Fabric – Again, this is a super sustainable way to get fabric and I have had good luck finding some super unique looking fabric. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to find a yard or two.  

4. Vintage sheets, placemats, table runners, etc. most of what I own in regards to these things have been found at a thrift store. Just make sure you wash them as soon as you get home! Having second hand things doesn’t bother me but I’m always super careful about bringing something into my home that needs to be properly cleaned before use.

5. Needlecraft, Sewing, and Quilting books – some of my most frequently used books are ones I’ve found secondhand!  

6. Needlecraft Kits – I’ve found cross stitch and embroidery kits that weren’t even opened before. Even if you don’t really like the pattern, the thread, fabric, and hoop are still useable!  


What cool sewing and crafting supplies have you scored in the thrift store? Let me know in the comments!