Happy Friday Everyone!! Today I am back for another Fabric Friday with Jess, a fellow Seattleite, who is killing it as an independent online fabric store. Jess runs La Mercerie, “a modern haberdashery for today’s crafters, makers and artisans. We offer a curated selection of fabrics, yarns, patterns and notions to help you build a handmade wardrobe.” The fabrics that Jess picks are truly some of the best quality I have ever felt, it was hard to only pick three of my favourites.
For every fabric store I talk about with this series it so much fun to think back to what brought me to that store in the first place. Two years ago I joined Lauren Dahl for the testing of her Birkin Flares pattern and she was all about Cone Mills Denim in her jean making. One of the fabric shops she recommended was Threadbare Fabrics.which turned out to be a great resource for all of my future denim purchases. If you haven’t worked with cone mills denim it is life changing for jeans making. Such a great quality fabric.
Happy Happy Fabric Friday!
I have spent the week finalizing the fit on my newest pattern, Leschi, and to say I am excited to send this to testers is an understatement. If you want a peek at the pattern head over to Instagram to see a few versions I have sewn up.
Earlier this week I shared my fall style using fabrics from Style Maker Fabrics Fall/Winter collection. There were so many other amazing fabrics that I wanted to work with for that blog post, so I thought todays Fabric Friday would be a great opportunity to talk even more about Style Maker Fabrics.
I am so glad that everyone is enjoying Fabric Friday as much as I am. I get such a kick out of searching through a stores inventory to find the fabrics I love and then thinking about the patterns on the market that would compliment the pattern best. To read past Fabric Friday posts head here.
Allie of Indiesew has been a part of my business journey from the beginning and every chance I get to shout my praise of her and her business I take. For those of you unfamiliar with Indiesew it is an online community for the modern sewist. There are indie sewing patterns, a creations section where you can upload your makes for others to see, and a blog full of super useful tips.
Happy Friday. I am back with another Fabric Friday where every week I highlight a different independent fabric store and the fabrics I am loving at the moment. Last week I talked all about Blackbird Fabrics, and this week we are headed to both a brick and mortar and online store in Santa Cruz, Harts Fabric.
I saw a funny meme the other day that said sewing and fabric buying are two separate hobbies. I always just thought of them as all part of the same thing, but over the last 6 months I have found myself collecting fabrics that I love, but at the same time being more intentional about the types of fabric I am buying. Sometimes there is a plan for that fabric and other times I just can’t imagine my life without the fabric. A bit dramatic yes, but also a bit of truth.