In our bold new years en devour to sew more for the boy I decided to check out some additional options for fabric shopping. I casually dropped my sister a text, did she want to come with me to try to find this fabric warehouse I had heard of after work? Sure she would come! (Later she admitted she had much too loosely interpreted the word warehouse, she didn’t think I meant an actual warehouse.)
Honestly I was a little worried after a 40 minute rush hour hike in to a burb this place wasn’t going to really exist or be a total disappointment.
I have never seen so much fabric in one place. I called Donna and confirmed this place was real, ironically she was in a fabric store. I only snapped a few pictures, but it went on forever. Rows and rows of designer bolts of cotton, faux fur, lycra, wools, charmeuse, silks, knits, misc. wovens, home textiles really if you could want it for a project it was there. Since I hadn’t been truly prepared for this place to deliver I was shopping a bit blind, or without projects and patterns picked out. I’m not sure what I was thinking.
Look for boy stuff I said. Have I mentioned I didn’t feed my poor not really a sewer sister before I brought her here?
I picked up some super deal remnants, but the price was right on almost everything. I didn’t start to delve into zippers or other tempting accessories. I know they are there now when I have better pattern plans I’ll go back. That was my only regret I saw some tempting nicer fabrics, but with out a pattern picked out I was terrified of buying way too much or way too little.
My biggest temptation would have to be these-
I love buttons. Barrels of buttons, too much fun. I could have sifted in there for a long time. At this point my starving sister (who was still being a great sport) wondered out loud if and when we might be eating.
So I did my best to distract her with the shiny buttons kept in separate bins. Seriously though we were there for 3 hours? I feel like we barely scratched the surface. We left with a crazy amount of fabric. You’ll be seeing it pop up on the blog over the next few months!
Overall I was really happy with the cotton selection and pricing, and excited to see the vast array of trims, buttons, zippers, ect they had. I was, however, disappointed in the selection of t-shirt/top appropriate boy knits. They did have way more than my local fabric store, but I still only left with a couple options- that weren’t solid.
If you happen to live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and want to check this place out in person you can find them HERE.
Where do you buy your fabric, local fabric store, online, do your warehouse it?
P.S. We did finally eat….. around 9:30.
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