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Patterns
 
 

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Patterns for craft items can cost a lot of money.  If you see an idea that you like at a doctor's office,  you have a couple of options.  If you just want to remember the general idea, you can take a picture of it with your camera or telephone. 

 

If you have some tracing paper with you, use a pen and trace over the design and make a few notes.  If you need the instructions, take the magazine to the front desk and ask them to make a copy of it for you.  It shouldn't be a problem, unless there are copyright issues.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on patterns.

 

- Magazines with patterns can be purchased in lot sizes on ebay.
 
- Libraries often have free magazines with patterns.
 
- You can find patterns in books and magazines at thrift stores and garage sales.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tightwad Tidbits

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tips in alphabetical order

 

A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles

 

B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons

 

C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards

 

D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers

 

E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner

 

F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture

 

G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries

 

H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers

 

I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing

 

J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail

 

K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers

 

L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions

 

M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms

 

N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts

 

O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens

 

P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins

 

Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting

 

R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol

 

S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk

 

T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners

 

U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities

 

V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths

 

W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths

 

XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini