Search the Home Dec Department for Garment Fabrics
One fertile fabric ground often overlooked by those hunting for garment fabrics is the home décor department. Particularly in recent years, as people have sought more natural fiber contents in home décor. Cotton, linen, and even silk and wool often show up in bed and table linens, draperies, upholstery, and pillows. With a bit of creative thinking and shopping, these fabric sources are a gold mine for garment makers as well.
When I was in high school, my folks wisely gave my sister and me a clothing allowance. Anything we wanted to add to our wardrobes had to come out of our monthly budget. I won’t date myself with the amount of said allowance, but suffice it to say, we learned to be frugal fashionistas. I started sewing in grade school and by high school making my clothes was the perfect way to stretch my clothing dollars. It…
Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.