Best deals on cheap craft supplies ahead of Black Friday

It's nearly time for our annual stash shopping spree as Black Friday craft sales approach on the 27th November. Read on for our favourite places to bag a bargain on your craft shopping this Autumn...

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Baker Ross cheap craft supplies

Oh happy days, not only is the holiday season almost upon us, but the longer Autumn nights have super-charged our projects so we’re feeling pretty productive and ready to shop for stash! While Black Friday craft sales used to be a once-a-year affair, many of our favourite stores are starting to build up their Autumn offers and sales in advance of 27th November 2020, and we’re here to bring you the best of the bunch!

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Shopping for cheap craft supplies has been a necessity at times more this year than ever, as we’ve all locked down for periods during the pandemic and been forced to get more resourceful with how we source our stash and spend our money. We all have times where we want to save up and spend a bit more on specialist or quality yarns or fabrics, but that doesn’t have to mean we can’t feed our craft shopping habit in between with some top up shopping from this collection of the best online stores to find cheap craft supplies.

In this article we’ve included a few of our favourite websites to bag yourself a crafty bargain, plus some of our favourite craft deals at the time of writing in case you’re in the mood to treat yourself as you’re reading this. We’ll also be updating it with news of Black Friday sales from across the craft community too in the run up to Christmas. Skip to the section you want to dive in…

If you’re a knitting or crochet fan, you might also like our guide to the best Black Friday Yarn Deals  or for sewists and papercrafters, head to our specialist Buyer’s Guides for the Best Sewing Machines for Beginners and Best Die Cutting Machines.

Autumn is officially the most wonderful time of the year when it comes to crafting cosy makes and gifts for our families, so whether you’re on the hunt for craft supplies to get your kids into making, or you’re in need of some new yarn or fabric to fuel your Fall craft spree, this guide is for you.

Where to buy cheap craft supplies

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The Works

It’s easy to overlook this high street store when you’re shopping in town for physical supplies for your stash (they’ll never replace a local yarn shop or haberdashery for their in house expertise or range of specialist products), but you’ll be surprised how many craft supplies basics they have available in their online store, and they offering a surprisingly large collection of basics for many of our favourite crafts. Their range includes cheap deals on everything from die-cutting machines and dies to paper and card and Art supplies.

The Works Wooden Stationery Set
Stationery lovers, overlook The Works at your peril. They may not be Paperchase in the design stakes but you can bag a bargain like this 75 piece Stationery set for just a tenner.
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Baker Ross

If you haven’t yet dived in, Baker Ross is an incredible resource for family craft supplies – offering a mix of tried trusted basics (from tissue paper to cardstock) alongside seasonal craft kits that will keep young families entertained for hours. This is a tried and tested recommendation – we truly love their seasonal craft kits here on the Gathered team – they offer a huge range of creative kits for all the major occasions and their supplies are always good value too. Their sand art kits alone have entertained our team’s mini makers for hours on end.

Baker Ross cheap craft supplies
Christmas Tree wooden shapes – £2.95 for a pack of 45 from Baker Ross
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Hobbycraft

The megastores of the UK craft scene, Hobbycraft also boasts a huge collection of cheap craft supplies in their online store to rival their local craft meccas, with a constantly changing set of special offers and bargains to help you source your craft stash for less. It’s hard to sum up all they have to offer in this one post but let’s start with mini sewing machines from £50, fat quarter fabrics from around £1.50 per quarter, and a huge range of yarns with prices starting from £1.20 a ball. Don’t even get us started on their papercraft pens.

Hobbycraft cheap craft supplies
Hobbycraft’s offers page is well worthy of a bookmark in your browser, featuring regular 3 for 1 and updated deals plus bargains like this set of 36 Triangle Markers for £5.
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Wilco

Until recently, Wilko were the shop we  all went to for all our household essentials, from ironing board covers to cheap toiletries, but they were hardly top of our list for craft shopping. Yet they’ve been quietly growing their collection of Arts and Crafts supplies in recent years and they now offer a surprisingly varied collection of essential craft stash, all affordably priced. They’re our go to place for fabric dies for tie-dying, have a handy range of  paints and spray paints, and have a really great set of kids craft kits which would make cheap Christmas gifts for mini makers. We like their Tub of Beads for £3  and Paint your own piggy bank kit (£3).

Wilko cheap craft supplies Fluorescent Pad
Need to stock up on cardstock? Wilko’s card and paper range is well worth a look in this Autumn. This Fluorescent paper pad is just £1 for 35 sheets.
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Etsy

The site that built it’s name selling beautiful homemade items from independent makers has changed somewhat in recent years, and it’s still our go-to place for finding unique handmade gifts if we run out of time to make our own. But have you tried shopping for craft supplies on Etsy too? From individual stash items to tempting craft kits, they’ve got a unique range that stays in keeping with the brand’s spirit of championing makers of all ages. We are especially partial to their affordable beginner craft kits, which are a nice introduction to new crafts without you having to invest a month’s pay to commit to getting all the supplies in before you’ve tried it. Personal favourites include this DIY Macrame Plant Hanger kit (£11.95) or this Lino Print and Stamp Kit (£12.00)  (which is topping our Christmas list for Santa this year).

Etsy cheap craft supplies
Etsy offer a unique mixture of unique craft supplies for your stash (like this Red Suede Leather Cord by 2 Little Bees – £1.95 for 2 metres) and beginner craft kits from independent designers and makers.
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Ebay

They may be more famous for selling your unwanted video games than they are as an Arts and Crafts shop, but with a bit of practise at where to look you can bag yourself some bargains the next time you’re shopping for stash on Ebay. Opt to search the whole site for a specific item (we often find good thread deals on ebay) or browse their curated collections by craft – Sewing, Papercrafts, Jewellery making  or Needlecrafts & yarn to name a few. While they can’t compete with your local haberdashery or yarn shop for trusted expertise and high-end products, they may well surprise you if you’re looking for a cheap, quick stash top up. Plus the eBay Money Back Guarantee protects you from rogue sellers so you can shop with confidence.

Cheap Craft Supplies
Ebay can be a surprising place to find affordable craft stash, with more deals than we can mention in this post. This set of 24 cotton poylster sewing machine threads for £4.99.
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Amazon

Yes, we know, you can buy anything on Amazon, and here at Gathered we always support smaller stores and independent shops in our local area wherever possible, but there’s always the odd time when inspiration strikes and we want to get making, when we can’t quite resist a quick rummage for cheap craft supplies in the internet’s biggest store. They’ve got everything from sewing machines to  die-cutting machines and with so many retailers using the platform, you can usually find your favourite brands on there too, from Trimcraft to Brother. Look for retailers who are in your region to avoid long waits for delivery from overseas and check user reviews and the full product description before you buy, but used wisely, Amazon has a place in your “shops to try” list, especially if you’re on the hunt for cheap craft supplies.

Find Cheap craft supplies online in the UK on Amazon, like this miniature yarns set
This set of Basic Miniature Yarn Pack would make a lovely gift for budding knitters in the family. Get 40 skeins (800m) of yarn for just £13.29. Always check item descriptions before you buy – these are tiny skeins for a cute gift, not full-sized balls of yarn for pro knitters!
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Crafters Companion

As well as making and distributing their own popular collection of craft supplies, from paper cutters to stamp sets, Crafter’s Companion have grown hugely as an online retailer over recent years to stock over 100 craft brands including Hunkydory and Spectrum Noir. At the time of writing they’ve got a great End of Summer Sale  on with up to 70% off a big range of dies, nesting dies, embossing folders and stamps (prices start at £1).

Gemini Mini cheap die cutting machine
Try die cutting without blowing your annual craft supplies budget with the Gemini Mini – Crafter’s Companion starter machine is £29.99 and a handy way to try die-cutting without breaking the bank.
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Spellbinders

Papercrafters and die-cutting fans, this one’s for you! Last year’s Spellbinders Black Friday craft sale was so epic, we’re still getting through all of the bargain stash we splurged on now, just in time for their 2020 sale. Their online store has a huge range of tried and trusted cheap craft supplies up for grabs, with a fully stocked clearance section offering up to 70% off some of their most popular ranges. Browse their collection of discounted Stamps & Inks or treat yourself to a new die or two from their Clearance Dies range – featuring everything from seasonal shapes to nifty and playful papercraft shapes from pockets and nesting elements.

Nestabilities Spellbinders Cheap Craft Supplies
This set of Nestabilities Fancy Scallop Edge Circles Etched Dies are currently one of hundreds of dies in their online Sale. Grab them at over half price – $10 (down from $21).
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Deramores

This cheap craft supplies round-up is overdue a little yarn love for all you knitters and crocheters out there. One of our favourite places to find yarn at affordable places online is Deramores. Not only do they offer 15% off everything on Black Friday Sale each year, they offer a range of deals all year round to help you source affordable yarn from a huge range of your favourite brands.  At the time of writing they are offering 40% off selected yarns as part of their Autumn Sale and 15% off your first order in their Christmas shop, with yarns included ranging from Rowan to West Yorkshire Spinners, Rico Design, Cygnet, King Cole and more.

Rowan Denim Revive Yarn
Rowan’s Denim Revive yarn is made from recycled cotton fibres, giving it a tweedy effect which is perfect for cosy Autumn knits, and you can currently get 40% off in the Deramores Autumn sale (£2.85 a ball, down from £4.75 a ball)

Best deals on cheap craft supplies online UK

We’ll be adding a whole host of our favourite bargain deals on craft stash to this section in the weeks to come.

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Up to 80% off fabrics for sewing

Minerva Crafts is one of our all time favourite online fabric shops, and their sale section is a trusted addition to our browser bookmarks. The fabrics they offer discounted prices for range from Scuba to Stretch, Felt and Viscose.

Slinky Jersey Fabric Minerva Crafts
This Jersey knit fashion fabric has a soft drape and is currently down to £2.99 a metre (usually £3.99 a metre).
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40% off yarn (yes please!)

Get ready to splurge on yarn for your Autumn knitting and crochet projects – the Deramores Autumn sale is jam-packed with trusted brands including Rowan, Sirdar, Rico Design and Lion Brand. Many yarns are selling out in the sale so take a look and bag a bargain while you can.

Buy one get one free on Deramores Studio Chunky Acrylic yarn

 

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Singer 1507 Sewing Machine

This year has seen a national shortage of sewing machines, as lockdown and The Great British Sewing Bee saw a surge in those of us looking to learn to sew (for more sewing machine ideas, check out our full Buyer’s Guide of the Best Sewing Machines for Beginners). If you’re looking to buy your first machine, this is a great little bargain from Curry’s – a perfect first sewing machine from trusted brand Singer with has 8 built-in stitch settings, a buttonhole setting and adjustable stitch length and stitch widths to play around with.

Cheap Craft Supplies Singer Sewing machine

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10% off Foiling supplies

From Spellbinders Festive Glimmer Foil Plates to Gemini Foil Stamp Die kits, if you love to add shimmer to your papercrafts, check out the current sale over at Craft Stash and treat your projects to some metallic magic.

Cheap Foiling supplies

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Free yarn with every order

We love this offer from yarn-loving online mega store – not only do you get to treat yourself to yarn, but you get a little bonus treat whenever you order too.

Free yarn with every order Deramores

UK customers only, valid with orders of £1 or more. Shade of yarn received may vary.

Best deals on cheap craft supplies online US

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Up to 20% off in the Cricut sales

Dive into the Cricut Sales section to bag a bargain from Vinyl supplies to die cutting machines and Halloween dies.

Cricut sale

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30% off Dual Tips Alcohol Art Markers

Use this coupon code to save money on a set of 40 markers 

The highly pigmented and vibrant markers are built to last against fading, and blend beautifully for added dimension to your artwork. A pack of 40 usually costs $19.99 but use coupon code cFQ2m1RLHpO0I3P1 at the checkout to save $6 and bag a set for just $13.99.

Cheap Craft Supplies pens

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Jewellery makers! Get up to 70% off charms

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Jewellery Making wholesalers Panda Hall are offering some tempting discounts on their selection of stainless steel charms for making your own accessories (they’ll also be a welcome addition to your kids crafts stash if you have mini makers who like to make their own bracelets). They have some lovely designs to browse, from cats to stars and guardian angels and some sweet family-themed charms to make gifts for grandparents and family members. This is an overseas website so just remember to check the shipping fees before you buy.

Cheap craft supplies jewellery making charms

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