A big thank you to those of you who tuned in to my interview on "That Sewing Blab". I had a good time chatting and answering questions. As promised, here are the steps to get up to the minute alerts on Craigslist for patterns, fabric, machines of whatever you like. I have also included items I have recently purchased at a recent estate sale. It is proof that these alerts pay off. (I am so sorry for the photo quality. I was having trouble with my phone for clear screenshots. I went old school and took pictures of my monitor. You will get the idea.)
Open Craigslist for your city and enter the search terms you want.
Your search results will open.
To the right of the search bar, click "save search".
Log in or create an account
Your search criteria will be confirmed as saved
Your alerts will remain in your account until you delete them. If you want a break from alerts, you can turn them off and on.
I have built my fabric and pattern stash at reasonable cost over the years through my Craigslist purchases. Last month, I received a late night alert about an estate sale for a seamstress in a nearby city that was happening the next day. After reading the details of merchandise, I knew I had to go and be there when it openned.
I ended up making two trips to the sale and scored big! The first trip was to be sure I got what I wanted. The second trip was a leisurely one without my kids. Because I was friendly, enthusiastic and made friends with the staff the day before, I got great deals on the second trip.
I love this iron! I suggest you set an alert to snag one of these if it comes available.
|Wiss brand scissors, pinking shears and sewing pins.|
|Rare (and awesome) June Tailor Pattern Weights and an expandable Gauge|
|Sewing Books for $1|