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Old 02-12-2009, 03:23
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My husband and I agreed on a small budget for my crafts out of the tax return because we have been living so tight lately... I needed it for my sanity!

So I went to buy some fabric online to make a pettiskirt. I went to hancockfabrics.com based on advice from someone at ehow.com that they sold it online and it was called "Can Can Nylon Fabric". They had cheaper shipping, so I went for it.

I received my order and it was NOT pettiskirt fabric, it was overglorified TULLE!!!! I paid over $2 a yard for it plus $6 shipping. $16 down the drain!!!

Joann's just had tulle for $.79 a yard that was the same, even down to the color dye! I ended up having to go to afc-express.com and reorder it all to get the nylon chiffon. I now have the most expensive tulle on earth and my poor little budget is out $16.

I just had to vent! Be careful when you buy fabric online!!!!
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:30
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I'm so sorry. I pmed you.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:58
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Im sorry! I know what you mean about $...I also have a small budget coming out of our income taxes to buy craft supplies! I hope you sell lots of stuff!
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:25
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Im sorry! I know what you mean about $...I also have a small budget coming out of our income taxes to buy craft supplies! I hope you sell lots of stuff!
I have never sold anything before... I make everything for my daughter. Maybe I should sell a couple of things... like tutu's! LOL... I have plenty of tulle now!

I guess that would be a good idea... make lemonade out of my lemons and then sell them.

Okay, I feel better. But I'll still never buy fabric online again!
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Isn't that frustrating? At least you have a good attitude. Try making a tutu and see if it sells.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:55
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You could always make tutus as gifts for your daughters friends....then other moms would see them and you may be able to sell more!!

There's a little silver lining for you!!
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I dont have a budget for crafts spend way to much!! I cant sell anything to save my life haha. But I know what you mean about buying fabric online I have been burned. I have 5 yards of The Wiggles fabric that I cant do anything with. It feels like something you would make a tent or something out of. I ordered it to make pillows.
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check with hancock fabrics you may be able to return it...
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check with hancock fabrics you may be able to return it...
Okay, I found out that hancockfabrics.com DOES let you return items...

The only bad part is I would lose $6 shipping here and $4 shipping back and have nothing, or I can keep it and be out $16 and have 8 yards of tulle....

So, I decided to keep it and at least have something to show for it. Life lesson learned, off to make tutu's!!!!!!!
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