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Sewers of the world, unite!

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 8:32 PM

I haven't sewed as much the last ten years as I did prior to that. I used to make all of my clothes, clothes for my sons when they were young, and curtains and drapes for the house. Somewhere when I thought I should have more time, sewing wasn't that important. When I sit down to the machine now it is usually to make a repair or shorten a pair of slacks.

Now that I have decided I want to sew again, I don't know where to buy fabric. There is a Joanne's in Cool Springs, and today I was told there is a Hancock's in Murfreesboro. I really didn't know about that. There is a store across from Dillard's in Murfreesboro that will order drapery and upholstery fabric. There are also stores in Nashville that carry those types of materials. When we moved down here 18 months ago I was still fretting because Joanne's had closed in our neighborhood, following the closing of Hancock's a couple of years earlier.

Now I have discovered that the Wal-Mart stores are closing out their fabric departments. What's with that? I have never bought a great deal of fabric at Wal-Mart, but I have purchased patterns, zippers, thread, etc. Where will I do that now? We were in the Manchester Wal-Mart today. There was a big shelf of yarns, and there were plenty of craft materials. That was it. I asked the cashier about the fabrics, and she said the Tullahoma Wal-Mart had already closed out their fabrics. She said to call 1-800-WAL-MART about it. That is the same thing a clerk in Gulfport, MS told ladies there who complained. I realize that Wal-Mart didn't carry fine fabrics, but they did have notions, flannels, fleece, cotton prints, etc.

Sewers, where do you shop for your fabrics?

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I actually went out to Sir's this morning - it was a madhouse! I'm planning to go back in a few weeks with a friend, so we'll be spending more time - this time I just went for some linen. Since you mention their Walmart still has fabric, could you let me know whereabouts it is? The only thing I know about Fayetteville is how to get to Sirs.

-- Posted by cfrich on Sat, Mar 29, 2008, at 9:55 PM


Textile Fabric Store, Franklin Pike, Nashville, is a great, old feeling, modern fabric shop. Everything from the ridiculous to the sublime. Fine silks, woolens, cottons, etc. plus many fun new things. If you are a serious seamstress, this is the nearest fabric store for quality garment materials in the entire area.

-- Posted by dmcg on Fri, Mar 28, 2008, at 6:23 PM

But if you're going to make a drive, I say drive to Fayetteville to Sirs. You can also check out their Wal-Mart because it still carries fabric.

-- Posted by pleasebenice on Fri, Mar 28, 2008, at 3:32 PM

Joann's in Franklin also carries some nice fabric.

-- Posted by pleasebenice on Fri, Mar 28, 2008, at 3:31 PM

I also read the headline wrong. lol

-- Posted by wahoo on Fri, Mar 28, 2008, at 1:59 PM

I have to admit, when I first saw the headline on the front page, I thought you were writing something about ... um ... waste water disposal.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Fri, Mar 28, 2008, at 7:51 AM

Yes, I have been to Sir's, even when we still lived in Nashville and bought drapery fabric there. I do remember seeing some fabric at Hobby Lobby, but don't remember much about it. I'll have to check the places online. Thanks.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Thu, Mar 27, 2008, at 11:01 PM

Hobbly Lobby in Murf. has some fabrics. Have you been to Sir's Fabric in Fayetteville yet? I have not been in awhile, but they have lot's of fabric.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Thu, Mar 27, 2008, at 9:20 PM

Betty -

I buy mine from a lot of places, I like the Hancock's in M'boro - they have a customer card that gets you discounts. I also buy from some places online (superbuzzy and reprodepot) and there's a really cool (and cheap) places in Fayetteville - Sir Fabics, if you go there it's cash only, I didn't know when I went.

-- Posted by cfrich on Thu, Mar 27, 2008, at 9:15 PM

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