With school getting started here, I’m slowly easing back into my regular posting schedule.  Today I’m sharing the San Francisco chapter of my California Fabric Haul videos.  In it, I discuss my fabric purchases in San Francisco and Santa Cruz.  When I was there, I went to Fabric Outlet (Cali Fabrics’ brick and mortar) and Fabrix.  Santa Cruz, of course is home to Hart’s Fabric, which is a veritable fabric candy shop.

San Francisco Fabric Haul

Fun morning ahead @califabrics store in SF! ❤️❤️#isew #sewcialists #fabricshopping #fabricaddict

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LA Fashion District Fabric Haul

In case you missed it last week, here’s my tips for shopping the LA Fashion District and what I bought there as well.  Besides finding leather at the FIDM Scholarship store and a bevy of nice metal zippers, I came home with 5 yards of Italian pinstripe wool purchased for a song destined to become a 10th Doctor suit for my husband.  No doubt, that’s a good thing given that the pattern is going to be a fortune.  Plus, on Deepika‘s recommendation, I checked out The Fabric Store and found some lovely linen and Liberty in my color palette.

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Seamstress Tag

As I note in my Seamstress Tag video, my favorite place to go fabric shopping is on vacation.  There’s only a couple of local fabric stores where I live, and they are often hard for me to get to.  To combat this problem, I usually either shop online or stock up when I’m traveling.  So this was a stock up trip for sure!

Do you stock up on fabrics or are you more of a shop for the project kind of sewist?

Happy fabric shopping,
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3 Comments

  1. Loved your article on finding your color palette. You mentioned you used a color analyst. I saw you bought in the LA garment district and I live in the greater LA area.
    Would you mind sharing the name etc of the analyst you used?
    Best Regards,
    DebbyLA

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