I just returned home from my favorite fabric store. I have posted about it several times but now its time to give them some props…especially after the serious help they gave me today. FM Fabrics in Springfield is AMAZING! They have rooms and rooms of fabric. It is so overwhelming because there are many choices. Here is the kicker…there are not many things in this store that are not $7.99/yd or under. In fact there is one large bin of $13.99 chenile fabrics and that is the max price. Upholstery and drapery fabric is usually (on clearance) is $18.oo at Hobby Lobby. Add $10.00/yd if you don’t want clearance. Other fabric stores can be $25-$40.00 per yard. FM fabrics has every type of fabric you could want for clothes, furniture, and home decor. Amy Butler fabric that is usually about $9.00 a yard sells for $4.99/yd. In fact, all of their 45″ fabric like Amy Butler, Moda, Michael Miller, Joel Dewberry is $4.99 a yard. Everyone employed there has a sewing background. They are either seamstresses, upholsterers, sewers or fashion design students. There is always someone there to help you with your project. You can even hire some to do a project for you! I went in there once and needed enough fabric to reupholster a chair. I had no clue how much I needed so I asked. The lady helping me whipped out a laminated paper that had pictures of every type/style of chair there is. I pointed to the pic of mine and without hesitation she said “7 yards…8yds if its your first time”. Amazing! Here are some pics of the store. This is only 2 of 7 aisles of a room that is 1/4 of the store.
Seriously, I have never seen anything like it. Don’t get me wrong, I have been in bigger store like this one is San Francisco.
FM Fabrics has ruined me though. I now expect low prices at massive fabric stores. I was so excited to go to Britex Fabrics when the hubs and I went to San Fran. It is located in Union Square. I took one look at the price tags and about fainted. Of course this place has couture fabric, and fabric from all over the world..but $118.00 a yard…no wonder those designer dresses are so expensive. The cool thing about this store is that FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) is right around the corner. It was finals week and all the students were in with their sketches for their finals. They were getting fabric to do their final project. I felt like I was behind the scenes at Project Runway. I even turned to look for Tim and Heidi.
I am rambling…onto the point of this post. Today the ladies at FM Fabric cut me 104 Yards of Fabric. If you don’t believe me here is a pic in the process…see the stacks of fabric….those are mine. I took home about 6 of these stacks.
Why am I buying 104 yard of crazy bright fabric? Well, I have decided to hang curtains over every wall of my house. JUST KIDDING! I work at a Summer Camp in the summer and we have privacy curtains in all of our bathroom stalls. We have always just had plastic shower curtains, but this year we painted our bathroom cabins all different colors. We are hanging fun fabric for the privacy curtains! SEW…..if you are wondering what I am doing the next few days….yep, I am starting the project of sewing 48 bathroom curtains. In about 5 days I will have some help, but until then “my dear Brother” (My sewing machine) and I will be spending some quality time together.
Oh…by the way. My busiest time of year is in the summer. In about 5 days the summer begins. Don’t you fret….the goal is still to blog three times a week. All of you readers have been faithful to me therefore I want to be faithful to you. I have some tricks up my sleeve to pull it off. First of all, I have been rehabbing this house for three years and there have been lots of projects done in the past to share. Haven’t you noticed that I have not posted that much about my house that much? Those are coming. PLUS, I have not posted all about what I have been up to. I knew there would be days where I couldn’t pick up the hammer or nail gun….so I began blogging ahead. Even still, please give me a little grace if I miss a post or two this summer because every day can be a new adventure when you are the boss of college students and help oversee activities for 7-13 year olds. My goal is still to be here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
P.S. FM Fabrics is located in Springfield Missouri on the corner of Sunshine and Freemont.
Thanks for reading,