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Fabric Store Hunt!

Fabric Store Hunt!

Right before Christmas I received some pretty earth-shattering news.  The Joann’s in my area is closing and won’t return to my area for another 18 monthsWho does that??

Now, as you can imagine that brought about a serious cause for concern.  Joann’s, if you’ve read any of my earlier posts, is my GO-TO.  On a serious note, I’ve gotten to know some of the ladies there and they’ve all been very helpful for me along my journey.  This store closing is a big blow to me, but I’m still fortunate to have a job…

It’s taken some time for me to get over the initial shock of this situation and now I’m on a hunt for some other good fabric stores in Dallas.  I suppose this needed to happen any way – I need to invest in some better quality fabrics that you can’t just grab at the nearest craft store.  I complain about the hassle of driving further, but I know it’s necessary to get what I want.

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I haven’t found many options for decent fabric stores in the Dallas area yet.  Here’s what I’ve found and places that I will check out in the near future:

Fabrique Fabrics – located in Plano, open Mon – Sat from 10-6pm.

fabrique

Hancock Fabrics– several locations in Dallas, with varying store hours.

Fabric Resource (aka Cutting Corners) – located in Dallas and in Fort Worth, with varying store hours, but open at least until 5pm, everyday including Sunday.  It looks like they tailor towards home decor, but we will see!  I’m optimistic.

cutting corners

The man-hunt for fabric stores continues.  Hopefully, I find something that delivers what I’m looking for.  It’s hard to find an all-in-one spot.

– Wish me luck!

 

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2 Comments

  1. February 1, 2015 / 1:20 PM

    THAT is incredibly frustrating. We had the JA do that here—they built a new store and shut down four stores to combine them. :/ The big, new one is close to us, but before we moved the store went from being 1/2 mile from us to 12 miles away. Not exactly conducive to popping over to pick up something to finish an in progress project. Is your local store doing a whole renovation/rebuild?
    Oh and don’t discount home dec stores for clothing fabric! You can get some decent pieces with a good drape and hand for more structured clothing pieces. It might help you stretch you sewing muscles to shop there!

    • afashionaddict
      February 2, 2015 / 10:02 AM

      My store is a total rebuild 🙁

      I’ve read some good things about using home decor fabrics for clothing! I will definitely branch out. Thanks for the input!

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