So what about the big RETAIL fabric Chains for fashion sewing?
It's been quite awhile since I had shopped at a retail chain for garment construction. Most of my projects involve crazy quilting for handbags, wall hangings, etc. However, with a new little one to sew for, I gave it a go.
ON SALE some cute daisy like fabric in the distance, plus another selection with an equally delightful motif so I headed in that direction. I expected that this fabric would be more expensive and was certainly not surprised at the $8.99 & $9.99 price sticker per yard. Inwardly I smiled as it was on sale for 30% off. And then I was surprised, as I reached for the bolt: It felt like cheesecloth, and I could see through it. The weave of the fabric was of a quality that brought disappointment. And one aisle over, there was something else to be learned: There was non-designer fabric not on sale that was much better. So you really need to look at all the aisles before making up your mind. I also followed up by checking two other chain stores, and the story was the same. This post is directed to being a more savvy shopper no matter where you go to purchase fabric.
Remember thread is what holds your seams together so QUALITY is important.
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