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Now, I know my question isn’t exactly about sewing but would help me a lot if someone asnwers!

I’m going to visit US again next February with my man and would like to know the best places to buy fabric.

I am so envious you guys writing that you got this amazing fabric on a sale and 1dollar a yard. In Estonia fabrics cost a lot ( average 1m=15 dollars or so) :O I have found couple addresses on the internet but if someone lives in those cities and knows best places to shop i would be ever so grateful!

Looking forward hearing from someone!

Best wishes,



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    Nov 11, 2011, 06.55 PMby sadafmurad

    in LA, you have to go to the garment district, you seriously can’t go wrong. One of the bigger shops is Michael Levine, it’s like Mood. But it’s more expensive, though definitely cheaper than 15/yard. However, all around it are many smaller shops and a lot of them do 2 dollars a yard and you can definitely also find the dollar a yard bargains too! You just have to go and spend a few hours there, and trust me, you’ll want to spend WAY more time there! there are entire stores dedicated to just trim, and buttons, etc.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 06.55 PMby sadafmurad

    oh and across the street from Michael Levine, is their Loft shop, they sell fabric by the POUND! you must go there too!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 09.42 PMby patti-r

    I put the google websites below read through the listings you may prefer different shops.

    IMHO prefer Las Vegas, NYC and Los Angeles to some places in San Francisco, (SF some are just garment outlets, old outdated clothing in bad areas, not fabric stores).

    Las Vegas


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    San Francisco


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    Nov 11, 2011, 09.53 PMby sadafmurad

    oh and when i said michael levine is more expensive, I meant more expensive than the shops around it, not more expensive than mood, i just re-read it and realised that it sounded like i meant more expensive than mood. I believe it is cheaper than mood.

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    Nov 14, 2011, 12.48 AMby jenss-1

    Britex is the leading fabric store in San Francisco. It is not a place to find cheap stuff, but if you want some beautiful high quality fabrics, that is THE place to go. Worth to go just for browsing anyway.

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    Nov 14, 2011, 02.00 AMby eklmcrn555

    I would check Ebay for fabric and sewing supplies. Also large chain fabric stores- Joann’s, Hancocks. I know there are many others. They all sell online. The fabric may be cheaper, but you must account for the shipping. I have bought fabric from Erica’s sewing and crafts online. Google it to get the website. The fabric was a good quality, and they shipped right away. I would also Google the fabric stores in the US. You will come across most of them, I am sure. My favorite fabric store is Polly’s (locally owned, not a chain) in Jackson, Mississippi. They have the nicest selection of fabrics I have seen. Their buyer must have very good taste. They are higher end than the chain stores, so the prices are a little higher. Good luck.

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    Oct 10, 2012, 11.33 PMby jenlucas

    If you’re in the LA area, there are lots of fabric shop in the garments district. You can even go to wholesalers like Texco and ask for “sample” yardage of the fabrics you need. These “samples” are going to be much cheaper than you buying them from retailers.

    Have you tried ordering online? Sites like Stylish Fabric has a wide selection of fabrics that doesn’t cost an arm or leg.

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