Miss Autumn, Miss Spicegirl1, and Miss Ralphetta have “hit the nail on the head” with their posts about the dirth of fabric stores. What has happened?
On Line shopping is not the correct answer! I just recieved 4 of 6 pieces, I had ordered on line. 2 had been sold out, but I wasn’t alerted of that until I recieved my order. Of the 4 that I did recieve, 2 were exactly what I had expected, but the other 2, I probably would not have purchased if I had had the opportunity to see and feel it in person.
I really want a decent fabric store catering to dressmaking goods.
I live in a metropolitan area of upwards of a quarter million people!
We’ve gone from 4 nice reliable fashion fabric stores to only 1 left, about half the size it once was, now dark, dirty, dingy, with agressive unfriendly staff.
Those 4, now out of business fabric stores, didn’t even include the major department stores which all once carried, mainline brand name fabrics such as Pendleton wools or Moeshegal Linens.
While I’m on this tirade……Why does Jo-ann’s and Hancock’s feel free to lable an entire table of fabrics “LINEN” when all that is there is a polyester and rayon? Linen is a real fabric made of flax, grown in the earth! How deceptive!
Has anyone even seen a Singer Sewing Center in years? Our little Singer Sewing Center in the Antioch Mall was a gathering place where we could find not only sewing machines and fabric, but notions, lessons, encouragement and fellowship.
Maybe THREADS could publish a survey with addresses as to where we might write to bring fabric stores into our cities, towns and communities. Gail
Edited 12/1/2007 8:46 am ET by GailAnn