Club BMV is an online offering through the Vogue / Butterick / McCall’s pattern web site. For a $15 annual membership, you get 10% off all patterns, all the time, as well as special sales, which are comparable to what Joann’s runs periodically.
I have been thinking about joining ever since my local Joann’s closed down. There are only Joann’s Etc left here in Cactusville. Now, rather than a pop down the street, it’s a major drive to get to the only place in town that carries any of the Big 4. 10 miles one direction, or 35 and/or 25 in another. With the rising cost of petrol, I’m starting to wonder if all this driving about is worthwhile.
Not to mention that I have been quite disappointed by the stock. Either the latest and greatest releases haven’t arrived, or the bins are in such a state of disarray that it would take days to find something. Yes, I have contacted Joann’s about this. 3 months later I got a form e-mail saying they would check into it.
Granted, I don’t need any new patterns, as I could easily spend the rest of the year sewing up the ones I do have (and I probably should!). Still, a girl likes to have options.
So, the question for all the garment sewists out there is:
- Do you Club BMV?
- If you do, is it worth it?