If you've ever wondered how stores can sell garments at a lower price than you can make them, the answer is buying in bulk. It can be tough to buy in bulk for home sewing; who has room to store a bunch of extra fabric and supplies.
One way to take advantage of bulk discounts, is to either get together with a bunch of home sewing friends, or join a fabric co-op. Once in a while you can also get a great deal on bulk sewing supplies on auction sites, like ebay.
I know of a great fabric co-op; if anyone is interested leave a comment and I can either email the information to you, or post it here in the comments. Or, if you know of a great co-op, feel free to leave a comment. We're always looking for reliable, low-priced sewing supply sources.
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