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Get crafting for less with top deals on sewing machines, thread and storage


CRAFTING has now become a firm favourite, with so many of us having been confined indoors.

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on TV and, with six millon of us tuning in last year, everyone is buzzing about the competition again.

Crafting has now become a firm favourite, with so many of us having been confined indoors

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Crafting has now become a firm favourite, with so many of us having been confined indoorsCredit: Getty

If you’ve been inspired to pick up a needle and thread, here’s some deals that will help you stitch ’n’ save . . . 

GET A LITTLE HELP: YouTube is full of sewing videos and Hobbycraft is running a Custom Crafting Live Hub with free online sessions.

From making your own wall hangings to iron-on patching, this is a great, free activity.

Why not book in with a friend? Or get the family involved. See hobbycraft.co.uk for details and times.

INVEST IN A SEWING MACHINE: These can be costly but I have found a few good deals and one tip is to look in unlikely places.

Studio.co.uk has the 506 Compact Sewing Machine for just £39.99.

Very.co.uk has a Brother machine for £89. As this is a big-ticket item, use quidco.com or topcashback.co.uk so you earn back a bit as you spend.

Also check out your local British Heart Foundation furniture shop — see bhf.org.uk to find yours — as they test every electrical item to ensure it works before selling.

GATHER YOUR THREADS: Hobbycraft has 3-for-2 offers across all Gutermann’s threads.

The Works is selling 12-packs of multi-coloured spools for £1 and embroidery thread bundles from £3.

KEEP IT TIDY: Get a clear stacking box at Hobbycraft for £6, down from £12. The Works has two-for-£10 on storage boxes which could be ideal for sewing kit.

MAKE MONEY: The right sewing project could become a lucrative side-hustle.

More people than ever have been searching for bunting, with weddings returning, and sewing it is a great project.

Pinterest says that searches for embroidery have tripled in the past year. You can test selling your items on online auction sites.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability

Deal of the day

Save £1.50 on 24 cans of sugar-free Coca-Cola Zero with your Tesco Clubcard

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Save £1.50 on 24 cans of sugar-free Coca-Cola Zero with your Tesco Clubcard

NAB 24 cans of sugar-free Coca-Cola Zero from Tesco for £7 when using a Clubcard, usually £8.50.

SAVE: £1.50

Cheap treat

Treat yourself to a tub of Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons chocolate dessert for just 47p at Sainsbury’s

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Treat yourself to a tub of Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons chocolate dessert for just 47p at Sainsbury’s

ENJOY a tub of Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons chocolate dessert for 47p at Sainsbury’s. Usually 95p.

SAVE: 48p

Treat yourself

HEAD to Superdrug and you will find the entire Pantene Silky & Glowing, Grow Strong and Lift & Volume ranges half price in-store.

Top swap

The Fab Fresh Carpet Freshener is great value at £1.49 from Poundstretcher...

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The Fab Fresh Carpet Freshener is great value at £1.49 from Poundstretcher…
...but the Glade Shake ’n’ Vac for £1 from Tesco also really does the job well

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…but the Glade Shake ’n’ Vac for £1 from Tesco also really does the job well

THE Fab Fresh Carpet Freshener is great value at £1.49 from Poundstretcher but I went back to an old classic this week and picked up the Glade Shake ’n’ Vac for £1 from Tesco and it really does the job well.

SAVE: 49p

Giselle’s little helper

WHAT an ice idea.

In addition to giving all NHS workers a ten per cent discount, Iceland is offering them £2 off when they download the Iceland Bonus Card App.

Offer valid until Sunday May 2.

Shop and save

Save 80p on a one litre bottle of Alpro Almond milk at Morrisons

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Save 80p on a one litre bottle of Alpro Almond milk at Morrisons

GET a one litre bottle of Alpro Almond milk for just £1 at Morrisons, usually £1.80.

SAVE: 80p

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SAVE 20 per cent on spring beauty products at lookfantastic.com with the code SPRINGCLEAN.

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