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Sewing and making crafts can be a fun hobby. If you are just getting started quilting, sewing or designing clothes or doing other projects, then you will need to take a trip to the fabric shop for supplies. It is a good idea to know common fabric shop terms to help you on your shopping venture at a local store or online.

  • Upholster - To apply a new covering or cushioning to a piece of furniture. Upholstering can also refer to decorating the inside of a house with new drapes or carpets.
  • Damask - A reversible, patterned piece of silk, wool or other material.
  • Quilt - A bed cover made of two soft layers. Quilts are sometimes made of soft, fleece material.
  • Clasp - Two metal hooks that often hold apparel together especially cotton dresses and bras.
  • Vintage Fashion - Referring to accessories, clothes and styles from another decade or era. Fashion magazines often dictate which vintage pieces are back in style.
  • Notion - Any other object used in sewing other than the sewing machine and fabric. Examples of a notion are a thimble or a measuring tape.
  • Linen - A type of fabric that often is used as a substitute for cotton.
  • Pattern Weights - Place holders that can be used on paper patterns as an alternative to pins.
  • Flannel - A sometimes cheap, but very warm fabric. Flannel shirts often have a checkered print pattern. Under garments can also be made of flannel.
  • Yard - A unit of measurement. You can typically buy different fabrics by the yard. A yard is equal to 36 inches or 3 feet.
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    Fishman's Fabrics
    1101 S Desplaines St, Chicago, IL 60607
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    (312) 922-7250
    User Review: "A great place to shop.Also it's in a nice area." - kimberly (IL)
    Global Bag Project
    1800 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185
    Dedicated to donating the proceeds from the sales of reusable shopping bags in the developed world to sewing cooperatives in the developing world. We want to help the world cut down on waste.
    (630) 293-4500
    Fabric Center The
    301 Liberty St, Morris, IL 60450
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    (815) 942-5715
    User Review: "Check it out! nice quality fabrics. Service is remarkable, people are friendly" - kimberly (IL)
    Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Store
    17920 Halsted St, Homewood, IL 60430
    (708) 957-0312
    Hancock Fabrics
    6805 159th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708) 532-7252
    Hobby Lobby
    7061 W 159th St Ste B, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708) 532-1048
    Hancock Fabrics
    6809 159th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708) 532-7252
    Sew Creative
    7020 Centennial Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708) 429-6056
    Linz and Company
    2825 193rd Pl, Lansing, IL 60438
    (708) 757-7800
    1606 Sibley Blvd, Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 933-6355
    591 Burnham Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 730-0332
    Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Store
    15752 S La Grange Rd, Orland Park, IL 60462
    (708) 873-0537
    Top Shelf Quilts
    10 Elwood St, Frankfort, IL 60423
    (815) 806-1694
    Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
    715 Us Highway 41, Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-1643
    Dubois Fabrics
    5520 W 111th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 499-2040

    If you love to sew your own clothing, drapes, or upholstery covers, you need the proper supplies, such as fabric. Fabric shops should be your first stop on your way to stocking up on the necessary items you need for your project. From cotton and silk to fleece and wool, there are so many types of cloth out there to choose from, you may have a tough time deciding. Retail fabric shops often advertise sales in the local paper and offer downloadable coupons from their websites. This can save you lots of money on fabric, which isn’t cheap, especially if you need a lot of it. You can make beautiful quilts, shimmery drapes, or window topper curtains using materials picked up at a fabric store. Buy at the wholesaler level if you’re a seamstress or tailor, and you can save big time on cheap bulk discounts. If you like to sew on your own time and fulfill a few projects here and there, you’re best off visiting a retailer. You typically buy fabric such as printed upholstery covers by the yard. Sales associates can help you with measuring and cutting. Fabric shops have all the fashion accessories, patterns, and supplies you need. You can even find damask, a lustrous fabric featuring a weaved pattern made from silk, synthetic fibers, linen, or silk. Damask was a basic weaving technique used during the Middle Ages in Byzantine and Islamic areas. All the fabric you love to buy, such as flannel and cotton, all in a variety of styles, can also be purchased online. Browse notions and accessories that will help you sew that new dress or quilt from scratch. Pick up some apparel patterns, too, to help guide you in your project, whether you’re looking for vintage or modern designs.
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