10 Surprising Sewing Supplies You Can Grab at the Dollar Store

Sewing on a budget? No problem! Check out these ten awesome dollar-store finds that are perfect for stocking your sewing space.

A Self Healing Cutting Mat

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A cutting mat and rotary cutter are must-have tools for any sewing project. The grid area of this dollar store mat is only 6” x 8”, which is a great size for keeping next to your sewing machine or taking to classes and retreats.

Small Rotary Cutter

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Pick up a small rotary cutter to go with the cutting mat. At this price, you can buy a new one instead of replacing a dull blade.

Quarter Inch Elastic

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Quarter-inch elastic is just the thing needed for tons of projects like scrunchies or face masks.

Decorative Ribbon

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There is so much ribbon at the dollar store. There are usually lots of different colors, styles, and widths.

Terrycloth Washcloths

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Terrycloth washcloths might not be a sewing item, but you can use them with ribbon to make darling washcloth bears.

Squares of Fabric

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Squares of fabric like this are great for sewing patchwork or scrappy projects. See 25 Cute and Scrappy Sewing Projects.

Cosmetic Brushes

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A set of brushes like this is perfect for cleaning your sewing machine and costs much less than brushes at the quilt shop.

Retractable Card Holder

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It may be a surprise, but a retractable card or key holder like this is popular among sewers and quilters. Attach a small pair of scissors to one end and attach the other end to a lanyard or your clothing so you’ll always have your thread snips handy.

Marking Chalk

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Tailors, bagmakers, quilters, and sewists of all kinds often need to mark fabric. Chalk is the most popular marking tool, and you can find it at the dollar store.

Button Jars

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Organize buttons, ribbon and trim scraps, and other notions in cute jars. Many different sizes and styles can be found at any dollar store.

Stylus Pen

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Many high-end sewing machines have touch screens and a stylus to use on the screen. Replacing a lost stylus doesn’t need to be a large expense. There are generic styluses at the dollar store. This type works on most touchscreen sewing machines, including Bernina, Brother, and Babylock.

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