Monday, August 27, 2012

My Fabric Rep Trek: Textile Fabrics

Fabric lovers, sewers and garment makers, you're going to feel like you're in fabric heaven at this store! Textile Fabrics, in Nashville, Tennessee is a seamstress' dream.
Textile Fabrics in Nashville, Tennessee.
Inside this large, expansive store on Nashville's south side, there are oodles of fine fabrics: wools, wool blends, corduroy, knits...
 sheers, silk, bridal, laces and textured fabrics...
sheers and textures
velvets, rayons, cottons, and so much more..
silks, rayons, charmeuse, and other pieces and remnants
 ... even a shelf of African fabrics!
African fabrics
Don't know what to make? There is no shortage of pattern inspiration and instruction for adult and children's fashions, accessories, and home dec projects from all the "big names" (Vogue, Butterick, McCalls, Burda, Quick Sew, etc.), from many indie (independent) designers (Revisions, La Fred, Amy Butler, the Sewing Workshop, Tina Givens, etc.) as well as from heirloom and vintage design companies (Bonnie Blue Designs, Folkwear, Treasures of the Past, to name a few).
Pattern books
No need to sweat the small stuff either, because they have hundreds of notions and sewing accoutrements! Buttons (including an amazing selection of vintage buttons), closures of all types...
Vintage buttons and various closures.
Did you know that knitwear designer, Nicki Epstein, has a line of buttons and closures? Textile Fabrics has them...
Nicky Epstein's line of closures.
and dozens and dozens of trims, laces, ribbons...
Trims and ribbons
Did I mention buttons?
They have buttons!
For all you yarnies, there are yarns in various fibers as well as pattern books, tools and supplies.

Yarns, patterns, needles and hooks
I also found unique and hard-to-find items such as thread and needles for sashiko as well as other nifty notions and gadgets. Anything you can imagine for those craving the needle or fabric arts.
Specialty threads, patterns, notions and clever gadgets.
I have some friends (Marilyn L. and Etta McF.) who told me about this fabulous store. They weren't exaggerating! For those who love making wearables and garments (guild friends, Cristy C., Nancy A., and Sheri S., this means you), plan a day to get lost in here because you don't want to miss any of the eye candy Textile Fabrics has to offer.

There is ample parking—with some shady spaces due to the expressway overhead—and the staff is quite friendly and very helpful.
Textile Fabrics, Nashville, Tennessee
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...