Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

Where to get material and fabric for your sewing projects

Sewing is a lovely hobby because it gives you the chance to be creative, relax, and enjoy some quiet time all at once. It also means that you can put your own stamp on things, such as cushion covers, curtains, ties and even things like mobile phone holders! This article looks at some places where you can buy fabric.

Online

Buying fabric online is great because you have access to hundreds of different colours and designs and you have a better chance of finding exactly what it is that you're looking for. You are often able to find many good deals on websites like Ebay where people can list many different fabrics all in one auction if they no longer need it and you can find similar deals on hobby websites under their forum or classified sections.

Fabric shops

Textiles and cloths can be found at fabric shops all over the country. The benefit to this method of shopping is that you can see and feel the material yourself before you buy it and this is particularly important if you are making clothes or looking for the material to be used at home. Buying fabric in measures
Most of the time, you buy fabric in fat quarters or in metres at fabric shops like this and some cloth shops even help you in measuring up curtain requirements and similar projects, so you always know that you are buying enough.

Antique shops

Antique shops are excellent places to find rare and unique vintage cloths and cheap fabrics. Cheap material doesn't have to be of bad quality and you will often find great amounts of material from antiques shops for very little money. Fur material is also quite common in antiques shops and charity shops, so keep an eye out as buying fur fabric online or from shops can cost more.

Car boot sales

Car boot sales are another great places to find unexpected bargains and interesting fabrics. The best thing is that most people who will be selling these fabrics will be doing so because they have used it for its purpose. Hence, they will be able to advise you about which types of projects it is suited to and which types of projects it is not suited to.

Same category articles Household textiles

How to emboss fabrics

How to emboss fabrics

Regarded as one of the most fashionable forms of materials in the world around us today, embossed fabrics have an added depth that creates a visual impression of elegance. So, just in case you are in love with the embossing crafts, here is a list of to dos which can help you to create magic with your own embossed fabrics!
The benefits of Waverly bedding

The benefits of Waverly bedding

If you like the whimsical look for your bedroom, then Waverly bedding is the way to go. With a wide range of patterns and designs, Waverly offers something for every style of bedroom. In addition to bedding, Waverly window treatments allow home owners to match the bedding with curtains to create a coordinated look.
A guide to natural fibre products

A guide to natural fibre products

If you are all in awe about Mother Nature and her beauty and bounty, you must also be a connoisseur of natural fibre products - epitomes of Nature’s enigma, exquisite natural endowments derived from her living creatures - plants and animals. These natural fabrics are used in myriad items of fad and fashion. Read on for an interesting insight into the world of natural fibres.
How to make curtains yourself

How to make curtains yourself

Curtains are easily available ready-made nowadays. They can be obtained in different designs and styles. A less expensive and more personalised way to get your curtains is to make them yourself. This article will describe how to make curtains yourself.