(Closed) Sewing bees – need your advice!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is way cheaper to buy them ready made.  I did the same research and came to the same conclusion. 

Post # 4
1075 posts
Bumble bee

You’re right, not only would it be more expensive but it would take you way more time. Cutting something that is perfectly round and then hemming it (especially mutliple times) can be really time consuming, especially if you don’t have a cutting table.

Post # 5
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your math is correct. The reason is that you can’t begin to get the fabric at anywhere near the price the manufacturers can.

Check out CV Linens also. Depending on how many overlays you are ordering, their price may be lower.


Post # 7
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its defintely cheaper and less work to buy them. You can always sell them after you have used them.

Post # 8
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Large overlays definetively buy them. I made small table scarves but I paid only 4$ a metre and it takes less than a metre each and I can make 2 napkins plus. I made overlays which I never ended up using but I made them for just over 1$ each and 20 minutes work each and they were 40″ square but I shop weekly to get great deals on fabric.

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