Saturday, June 16, 2012

Online Fabric Shopping

I have a project in mind for the upcoming holiday which will require patriotic-themed fabric.  Specifically, I'm looking for fabric with large white stars on a blue background, so I've checked out some online fabric sites and found items that may work.  However, part of my fabric selection process includes feeling it and seeing how it drapes before deciding to purchase/use it.

I'm not a fabric novice.  You may recall from an earlier post that I worked in a fabric store for 3 years, so I'm experienced with how fabrics "feel", but touching and handling them is still a part of my process.  The problem with this is the number of actual fabric stores in my area is dwindling.  I have JoAnn and Haberman Fabrics.  That's it!!  And while both stores/chains do a good job of providing choices, I still like the idea of checking out other sources, especially if I'm having trouble finding something specific.

Side note - Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak, MI is a sewing fan's dream store.  The decor is warm and inviting, the fabric choices are wide and varied, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.  If live in or are visiting the Metro Detroit area, make certain you check them out.

Now - back to my dilemma - I found fabric on that I'm considering purchasing, but I really want to find out from those of you who have taken the online-fabric plunge how that works out for you.

Be blessed!



  1. Thank you for commenting on my blog!!! I've shopped several times. I've found it a good experience, although sometimes the fabric is not exactly as I envisioned. The really good thing about it is that they ship quickly, and they are good about processing returns. I think that's good to know.

    1. Hi Faye...thank you so much for taking the time to comment and reassure me. I think I may still "go local" for my next project's fabric, but I feel comfortable now giving a try in the very near future.