Monday, April 8, 2013
French Knickers Sew-Along... Where do I find fabrics?
Today in preparation for the French Knickers Sew-Along, I thought I'd share a few tips on where to find your fabric and notions. Being in Norway, I can't really afford to buy much fabric at the local haberdashery (somewhat affectionately known as, "The Mess".
With this small deterrent I have found quite a few great sources for finding fabrics and notions online.
Here are just a few of the ones that I shop at regularly. If you know of any others, or you have a great/ horrible review of one, let us know!
Great places to buy fabric online:
Fabric.com - has a great supply of both fabrics and notions, really reasonable prices and super fast shipping. The only downside? Hardly any silk!
Moodfabrics.com - Mostly fabrics and trims. Has a very large selection of very high quality silks and other couture-minded fabrics, as well as your normal and discount fabrics. So far, the most reasonable prices on silk by the yard, and lots of colors to choose from.
Nyfashioncenterfabrics.com - This is where you will find every type of silk fabric in every color you can imagine. You'll also pay full price, but the fabric quality will be worth every penny. If I were to sew myself an evening gown or wedding dress, this would be my first stop.
Great places to buy notions online:
Homesew.com - a nice, varied selection of notions.
Fabric.com - also has a nice selection of varied notions.
Amazon.com - you can find just about every sewing tool/ notion there is...
Etsy.com - there are so many different shops on Etsy ready to supply you with the notions you need. I highly recommend a few in particular for buying elastic:
Pretty Things Supplies - a wonderful selection of notions, especially lingerie elastics and stretch lace.
I recently bought some lovely elastic and lace from them and it arrived very quickly.
Cottage Green - a great supply of lace trims. Also has quick shipping and a very helpful seller.
Fleuriste Craft Supply - a wonderful supply of elastic and flower trims in nearly every color under the sun.
I hope these help you find whatever your local fabric shop may be missing!
Posted by Anna Depew at 8:36 AM