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nisee | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi, I have enjoyed reading about the adventures of making bags.  I’m wondering if anyone has found a site for trims?  I have been searching for something special at some local fabrics stores but nothing is quite right.  I’ve had great success online for fabric sites listed in Threads and now wonder if anyone has can point me to a trim source.  Thanks in advance 


  1. fabricholic | | #1

    See if you like anything on mjtrims.com.

  2. jane4878 | | #2

    There's amazing hand beaded trim from India from the e-bay store call Heritage Trading.  I've never bought from them--but the stuff is beautiful and reasonably priced.

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      blondie2sew | | #3

      I just got back from the Sewing expo here and I love my trims...Unfortunately we had some great booths with incredible trims and of course I did my asking...like do you also have an online store...Basically all said "NO" most of the incredible trims I have found have been at the shows.... and all they do is the shows traveling around and such..what a disservice to their show consumers I think but that is my opinion...I know mjtrims was mentioned they were there at the show too...Wonderful items.. I am going to check out the ebay one that is a new one to me!! I wish I could help out ya more I am still in search for that great resource on line for trims...but it is the shows where I find the just perfect ones...Blondie

      1. Cherrypops | | #4

        Hi again,

        I don't know what particular style of trims interests you but have a look at

        http://www.bigdaddygypsy.com/ free shipping on trims. Main page click on Fabric and then trims at the bottom of page.

        I like the Flowering one first one on page 2 and Swirls on page 3. The Flowering would be nice for leg seams on jeans and swirls for hem on slacks.

        If you see anything you like send them an email.

        http://www.designerfabrics.ca/shop/scripts/ left menu Tassels and Trims


        Edited 3/4/2007 7:36 pm by Cherrypops

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          blondie2sew | | #5

          oh my gosh...These are two great sights!! The second one designerfabrics I noticed that you have a bunch of different kinds of trims throughout the menu under different categories..so just search down the menu..Thanks CherryP for the trim sites..Blondie

          1. Cherrypops | | #6

            thanks for the tips on the extras, i'm working my way through. Cp

          2. Cherrypops | | #20


            worth a look. they are in Emmaus Pa.


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            blondie2sew | | #21

            Great thanks I bookmarked this one so I can fully take time to go through that website...Looks wonderful!!You just want me to get in more trim trouble now don't ya!! ha ha haYou rock girlieBlondie

          4. Cherrypops | | #22

            Not trim trouble, trim heaven!

            Always wise to keep your options open.

            You may find something there which is unique and hopefully at a good price too.




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            blondie2sew | | #23

            Yeah will Trim heaven can get me into trim trouble!!I did already go there briefly and they have some wonderful items that are alot different from anywhere else so that is cool!!I am hoping I get more time...But right now my time is spent at the sewing machine since being sick I haven't done much and I have a project to finish!! Blondie

          6. Cherrypops | | #24

            I knew you'd come back with that answer!

            Glad you found someting you like.

            I'll let you get back to your sewing.


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            blondie2sew | | #25

            Too funny!!And yes I do need to get back to this project of mine!!Wow with all the chat about Easter projects around here I better get on the stick about something for my two lil ones!!Haven't even begun to think about it too much other stuff.... Giselle will be alot easier then Abigael will...Giselle in a dress, and Abigael who knows I think I will try my hand at some really flowy drapy fabric that you make pants from but it will sorta look like it is a dress..Who knows I am sure she will protest that too..ciao baby

          8. Cherrypops | | #26

            You'll be fine.

            Thomas has to make an easter hat and the parents attend the Junior School Easter Parade.

            I am making a Happy Easter banner for the classroom. No-sew job. Using 5 different ginghams. Cut letter shapes, glue fabric letters to cardboard, wadding/batting inbetween. and then glue ribbon along the back so Mrs M can hang it up.

            Teacher loved the capes, wizard and bat and the banner. next one is harry potter robe and dress. pattern is on cutting table as i write.

            there are lots of free ideas on the internet, for all sorts of kids costumes.

            I like the fun stuff, keeps me from goin crazy, or is that crazier.???

            til later blondie,





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          TwilaTee | | #7

          Cherrypops thanks so much for the link to designer fabrics. Wonderful stuff.

          1. Cherrypops | | #9

            You are welcome.

            I should share Austalian Websites too, so you all can see what we have to offer. (When I have a little more time I will).



        3. fabricholic | | #11

          I like the kid's fabrics on the designer fabric website, but that seems very high priced. Am I the only one that thinks this? Also, the cording is beautiful.Marcy

          1. jane4878 | | #12

            I agree it seems pricey.  What irritates me is that it's a Canadian website, but has prices in USD and you have to read the fine print to find that fact.  The prices wouldn't be quite so bad if they were in CAD.  This area of Toronto on Queen Street W. from Parkdale, where this store is, east to Spadina has the most amazing fabric stores.  Unfortunately, the last time I was there (I went to the University of Toronto in the early '80's) was last June and I had just bought a sewing machine and was too intimidated by the selection to pick any thing up!  I stayed with a friend in this area.  There are buttons-only, wool-only, Japanese silk ribbon-only, stores in this area.  I don't remember if I was in this particular store, but either this one of another one close to it in Parkdale has incredible fabric.  There's deals to be had and it ranges from cotton prints to Oriental antique lace fabric worth several hundred dollars (CAD :^) a metre.  I wish more Toronto fabric stores were on-line.  I'll just have to find an excuse to visit my friend again without the hubbie in tow (he's anti-stash formation) and load up!  Toronto is roughly 2800 km away from me--so it's quite the road trip. 

          2. fabricholic | | #13

            I just don't see myself buying a cotton print for GD to play in for twenty dollars a yard. Now, if I were making her a dressy dress, maybe, but it wouldn't be a cotton print. I know swiss batiste cost a lot, but that's different.Marcy

          3. Cherrypops | | #14

            I agree with you!

            My two stores are



            Spotlight fabric unfortunately isn't Top Quality, but it is great for the kids, and homewares, but their quilting fabric is good. It is not a neat shop, but if you have the time and prepared to sift through lots of rolls you can find something special. Fabric sales are good.

            Dress quality I shop at Lincraft, but not a lot of choice. Lincraft is leaning towards scrapbooking and craft items.

            We have a hardware store as large as Conneticuts Fabric Place (watched the video tour on BeSewStylish). Why don't I have a one-stop sewing shop?


          4. jane4878 | | #15

            I have a few fabric stores in the area that have cotton prints (decent quality) for less than $5/metre, but you have to do the leg work--no online shopping. :^(  There's not much really nice fabric around--batiste for example and the trims are so so.  I live in SW Alberta.

          5. fabricholic | | #16

            You know, the more I read, the more I am happy to have my Hancock Fabric store. I know that sometimes it gets a bad wrap, but I find pretty material there for the price and they always have sales.Marcy

          6. Josefly | | #17

            I agree with you about Hancock Fabrics. They have some very pretty cottons, and the last few times I've been into my local Hancock, I've been pleasantly surprised with the knits, stretch laces, some grrreat wools. I won't be so ready to turn up my nose at them in the future.

          7. Cherrypops | | #18

            From what I've seen on the Website,  Hancocks looks good for its fabric range and has great pattern sales too!.

            Oh If only I had wings and I could fly over there. We'd be able to shop together and then I could move next door to you and we could be sewing buddies, have tea, and do that sewing marathon.

            Santa will have a full list from me this year!



          8. fabricholic | | #19

            I just got back from Hancock's. They had a sale on eyelets and my daughter wanted me to make grand daughter a simple eyelet dress. They had buttons and packaged trims and tapes for 50% off. I stocked up. I went to the restaurant after church that is right by Hancock's, so after lunch I wandered over and didn't have to rush, like on my lunch hour during the week. I met a lady from France and one from Morocco, she had the long dress and scarf around her head and everything. Pretty cool.Marcy

  3. wlric | | #8

    you might look at cheeptrims.com

    1. Cherrypops | | #10

      Thanks for this Link. Store is Fantastic. And they Ship Internationally.

      :)CherryP (sydney australia)

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