Founded in 1988, this reasonably priced shop has been supplying New Yorkers who love to sew with fabric for 28 years, first specializing in couture-quality lace and expanding to silk, beaded and sequin-embellished patterns. Though it’s easiest to see the variety if you stop by their shop in person—the third-floor space has aisles of fabrics organized by color and pattern—don’t let that stop you from placing orders online: The two-day shipping policy ensures you’ll get your order ASAP.
Never been to a fabric store? NYC’s fashion students and arts-and-craft types who love to make their own threads know that there are plenty of shops in NYC where you can get textiles with as much personality as you have. However, figuring out where to buy can be a bit of a daunting process—and you can’t always tell the quality from online clothing stores. Visit one of these places to get a feel for which fabrics you like best and pick up a new pattern or two while you’re there. If you’re already a pro at accessorizing with home decor, now’s the time to take it a step further by personalizing your closet.
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