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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Elizabeth is a self-taught sewist with a love for all things DIY and creative. Her friend calls her "The Fabric Manipulator" and she's always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of her sewing time in between caring for her 4 kids and husband.

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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