I just wanted to share with you all a quick exchange from my Pattern Challenge group on Flickr. Ruth asked an excellent question about where to shop for apparel fabric. In light of my post about sewing underwear, I wanted to give you all some ideas about where to buy jersey and other apparel fabrics:
Sarah’s underwear post today has me thinking about fabrics…
Does anybody know of great places to get fabrics for clothing? The only place I know of right now is Joann’s, and my local store is not very good. They seriously have 4 bolts of cotton jersey, all solids. I should stop by the thrift store to look into repurposing stuff, but I would really just rather be able to buy what I need and not have to worry about cutting garments apart and not having enough fabric.
So where does one go for nice clothing fabric?
Sarah Seitz says:
Great question!!! Ok, my #1 source for apparel’s fabric is fabric.com. You HAVE to sign up for their emails. You will get an email everyday with a new (ridiculously amazing) deal. I’m talking like $2.00 a yard for fabrics. Here are my favorite things about fabric.com:
1. They have a huge selection of apparel’s fabric
Here are some really fun printed jersey fabrics.
And here’s a whole section on just jersey fabric.
Thanks for bringing up this great question, Ruth!
Thanks, Ruth, for asking such a great question! Do any of you have any other suggestions for where to buy apparel fabric? Please share them in the comments!
And, no, I’m not sponsored by Fabric.com (although I wish I was!!).
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