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?