Whether you are a home decorator, designer, or home owner, there will always be a need for the fabric of some sort in your life. With the right fabric, you can make anything, clothing, bedding, draperies, upholstery, anything that needs repair or a new look. W The following web sites are going to aid you in doing the research you need to do, to help with the decision on how and where to pick the right fabrics for your life and projects.
I remember when I was a child, my mother, you to go buy fabric at the local store in town, and there were hardly any choices. It was pretty much “what you see is what you get”, but not anymore, with so many different fabric stores online you can create anything like a professional.
The web site fabric traders will guide the consumer with just a few clicks of the mouse to find the most beautiful and useful styles of fabric that is available on the market today. There is fabric for remodeling home decor and upholstery, quilting, clothing, bedding, curtains, and so much more, all in a rainbow of colors, prints, and finishes (smooth or textured). Some of the products one can find on this site are designer cotton prints, there are name brands, such as Alexander Henry, Amy Butler, and Andover Fabrics.
One can choose any type of fabric such as solid colors, prints, plaid, etc., there is something for everyone’s preferred theme and style of fabric. For those looking to create with Burlap fabrics, it can be found on this site as well. There are several different styles of burlap available here. Looking for Curtain drapery blackout fabric? Yes, this is also available on fabric traders, in a variety of beautiful colors to match any style/color of drapery. For the “do-it-yourself” there is numerous home décor and upholstery designs and fabrics to purchase on this site. Even vinyl, faux leather & suede fabric products are available here. One can compare products as well as prices on this site, too.
Another website that sells fabric is fabric.com. This site also has links that take the consumer to all the different fabrics, including famous designer brands that are available on this site. Making it user-friendly for the consumer by listing from A to Z by fabric name. For instance, “Universal Studios,” once clicked into takes the consumer through the fabric that is themed after well-known movies. One can choose fabric by famously known brands and designs, such as Avanti Press, Inc., Babyville Boutique, and Camelot Fabrics., as well as so much more.
Let’s look at “Babyville Boutique”. There are several products on this page for putting a product together or adding finishing touches to the product. Such as “Babyville Boutique snaps/pliers,” (Snaps coming in different colors such as white, pink, purple, red and blue). One can find elastic, ruffled elastics, even a book with instructions on how to make cloth diapers!
The next site, OnlineFabricStore, like the other two sites, has the user in mind by being user-friendly. Links available for Fabric, Supplies, and even Sale items and new arrivals. Name brands such as Waverly, Premier Prints, and Covington. There are also several brands of Burlap available at this site. Another feature available on this website that allows you to shop by color, just a simple click on the color scheme desired brings up another the link which then goes to all the fabrics available in several shades of the desired color.
Keeping finances in mind, there is the option of viewing fabric according to price range. Just as with the other sites, the consumer can order any fabric by brand, design, and color. Some popular brands available on online fabric store are “3Park,” “Alexander Henry,” “Amy Butler,” “Beacon Hill,” and “Belle Maison.” One can choose fabric by brand, color, price, and can even zoom in on the product to get a closer look at what is being purchased.
There are Apparel product groups such as Batiste, Bengaline, Broadcloth, Brocade, and Buckram, and much more.
Other products available on this site are interfacing and stabilizers, fabric treatments such as “RIT fabric dye,” elastic rings, fasteners, and thread, and webbing and belting.
The apparel fabric on this web site comes in several styles, such as silk, satin, chiffon, cotton, muslin, and denim. There is any type of fabric here to make whatever a project requires.
The link “Maker’s Mill” clicks on “Articles” will provide other links on “how to pick fabric for drapery, handbags, and more.” There is also “no-sew” methods called “stitch witchery” and glue. Attaching fabric together using a bonding tape, called “Ditz Stitch Witchery” or a fabric glue.
(For the Quilt-maker):
For the quilt-maker, there is an array of fabrics to make the perfect quilt. Just by a quick click on the “quilting” link goes to all the types of fabric, backing, and supplies needed to make a beautiful hand=crafted quilt. This is not like the days when grandmother used to make her quilts, this is modern age, and quilting has become one of the newest “old-fashioned” hobbies.
WORKING WITH FABRIC AND FINISHING THE PRODUCT:
When it comes to working with fabric there is a lot more than just the fabric alone to be concerned about. Knowing what type of thread to use to sew the fabric together, will save a lot of time and money. The perfect fabric will be totally useless if the thread is not correct.
To add variation to fabric, there is the option of using a fabric dye. Research first how the fabric will react to the dye. There is a whole section on the supplies link of each web site, advising what will be needed to buy for a project. Even simple do-it-yourself instructions.
On a final note, I would like to advise that everything needed for a do-it-yourself project is available online at one’s fingertips. Not ever having to leave the comfort of home. Order, pay, and have it shipped right to the front doorstep!!