Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday's Top Ten:Etsy Fabric Shops

My Top Ten Fabric Shops on Etsy:)

I got a lot of positive feedback from last week's Top Ten list...so here is another! I have a major fabric addiction-I have it all over my house(in my craft room/dining room, my bedroom, and various closets in my house). I love finding unique fabric. Don't get me wrong...chain fabric stores have a great selection-but I tend to get a little bored with them. I am very fond of linen and I LOVE Japanese prints! 

Etsy is a great place to find fabric. There is a huge selection there. Here are 10 of my favorite fabric shops:

  1. Embellish By Andrea-Andrea carries a great variety of designer fabric as well as out of print fabrics.
  2. Vilenda Linen-look here for great prices on eco-friendly fabric!
  3. Stefaniexu/Stefanie Style-This shop carries tons of unique Japanese fabrics, as well as buttons, sewing tape, appliques and more.
  4. Apples and Eggs-More Japanese fabrics here! As well as other sewing supplies.
  5. Japan Lovely Crafts-Japanese prints, craft supplies, patterns, and more!
  6. Son Su-Yep-even more Japanese fabric:)
  7. Retro Mama-carries a gorgeous selection of wool blend felt as well as super cute PDF patterns.
  8. Irisfelt-more beautiful felt! You can't find felt like this in the stores!
  9. Land of Oh-tons of gorgeous fabric to choose from-linen, cotton, minky and more!
  10. Imagine Fabrics-look here for your favorite designer fabrics!
I hope you find this list helpful. I know everyone has different taste in fabric designs...but there is a little bit of everything here. ENJOY!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday's Top Ten

Sewing has become a major part of my life over the last year and a half. While I did learn some basics from my mother many years ago-most of what I do has been self taught, using blogs, tutorials, books, etc.

There are SO many tutorials on the internet these days.You can find one for just about ANYTHING you can imagine. However, I have learned from experience, not all tutorials are created equally. Before I start a new project, I usually try to find several tutorials. I like to compare the tips and procedures. Some tutorials are explained in ways I understand quickly. Others...not so much. Some leave out important steps(especially for beginners) and some are all together wrong.
So, I put a list together of my favorite websites/blogs to use for sewing tutorials, tips, and patterns:

  1. Purl Soho
  2. Sew Mama Sew
  3. Anyone Can Quilt
  4. Zaaberry
  5. All Free Sewing
  6. Sew 4 Home
  7. Spoonflower
  8. i heart linen
  9. See Kate Sew
  10. Anna Maria Horner

There are quite a few other sites I frequent, these are just some of my favorites:) Do you have a favorite that I haven't listed here??? If so, please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!
Best wishes,