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Where to Sell Stuff

gogojojo | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Does anybody know where I can sell used sewing items (machines, books, etc.)besides ebay?

Sewingpatternreview.com requires you to be a paid member in order to post a classified. And I don’t think my local Craigslist would attract buyers, as some of the stuff is specific to sewing professionals, and I don’t live in a big city.

Too bad there is not a buy and sell section on this forum! (or is there?)

I should add that I’m not doing this as a business, but merely to lighten my load before I move across the country.

Edited 10/6/2009 4:31 pm ET by gogojojo


  1. nmog | | #1

    I would try patternreview.com. I believe that they have a classified sction. I think that you may need to be a member to post, but I was able to be a 'guest' and check it out first. Good luck!


  2. lou19 | | #3

    You can register to sell books on Amazon............anyone can, it's easy...............if a book is listed you can list that you have a copy for sale.

    Sewing world (UK publication) has free classified ads. Other magazines may have too.

    Some sewing shops have notice boards where you can pin up Ads.

    E.bay can be a good place to sell, I have bought and sold sewing stuff here.

    What about contacting a adult education  sewing class? list stuff for sale..send the tutor a pile of leaflets to display.

    I once took a few sewing items to a carboot (mostly selling kids stuff) was amazed at how quickly sewing and knitting items were sold. I took telephone numbers of a couple of keen buyers who later came to my house and bought more..


  3. stillsuesew | | #4

    Craigslist is still worth a try. Not all buyers live in the big city. You have nothing to lose.

  4. gailete | | #5

    You can also try http://www.ecrater.com . NO FEES. If your prices are reasonible your stuff should sell. Let us know when you list your stuff, I'm always looking for goodies especially uncut/unused sewing patterns. If you have any of those, you can email through here with what you would be willing to sell them for and I will get back to you.

    1. gogojojo | | #6

      Thanks! Just what I was looking for. I've sold hundreds of items on ebay, but by the time they take their commission and listing fees, there's almost nothing left!

      I have lots of uncut patterns; I will get a list together message you!

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        ThreadKoe | | #7

        Take a look into your local free press advertising papers as well. Lots of people who do not have the internet look to those to buy, and are local. I often look through those for my sewing needs. Cathy

  5. pastrymama | | #8

    There is a yahoo group called Sew Its For Sale. You can join the group if you want to sell sewing related items and fabric. They do not allow discussions, just selling.

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    bethaten | | #9


    I too would love to know when  and where your patterns will be available!



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