2 Super Secret Fabric Sources

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Hi There,

Today I am sharing with you my favorite super secret fabric sources as my way of giving you a big virtual hug and to thank you for reading.

Let’s start with the best one first. It’s called The Designer’s Attic. Shannon Darby, an interior designer, posts fabric remnants for sale regularly. But, they aren’t just any fabric remnants, they are from Kelly Wearstler, Quadrille, Trina Turk, Celerie Kemble, Mary McDonald, and Schumacher. I’ve purchased two items from her so far, grasscloth wallpaper and raw silk fabric, both Schumacher. She was professional and the items shipped quickly. I wouldn’t have been able to afford these items if I had to purchase them full price, so I’m totally smitten with her site (sometimes the savings is more that $100/yard). Things sell out fast, so you do need to check in at about 7:00 am PST to see if there’s a fabric you want. Here is a lovely interview about how she started the business.

This was today’s offering.

Previous offering:

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Via The Designer’s Attic

The second source requires a little (maybe a lot) more work. If you live in the Bay Area, there is a store called Fabrics ‘R’ Us in San Jose (1745 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133). They actually have two stores in that shopping center. One carries more home decor fabrics, and the other more clothing fabrics. This is like a Marshalls or T.J. Maxx, but for fabric. They have a lot of really tacky, terrible stuff that you would never even think of using. It’s an experience, and usually very busy, so the best time to go is in the morning. But, when you find an amazing fabric, it’s totally worth the grind. I think the most I’ve ever paid for a fabric there is $15/yard. If you need an upholstery or curtain fabric, this place usually has a lot of jacquard. They are starting to get more linen, sheer, and faux fur material though. I bought about 10 yards of white linen there a couple months ago for $4/yard. If you need something and you have a really tight budget, it’s worth a shot to go and see what you can find. Just expect to have to go hunting to find what you want. But that can be part of the fun, right?

Need some inspiration now that you know where to get the best fabric steals? Here are a couple of great sources.

The early Spring Issue of TRADhome. The bedroom on page 74 is wonderful; so cozy, full of texture, but also calming.

Rue Magazine has some fresh and airy ideas in the latest issue.

Lonny always has great pictures. Their latest mag is from Dec/Jan, so there is a wintertime feel to it.

Now it’s your turn! What are your favorite fabric source secrets?

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