Fabric Porn Boston Style

I was recently in Boston for a work trip. This is the second time that I have visited Boston this year and I did some fabric shopping research beforehand. To be honest I hadn't really heard that much about Boston. I knew that there was a Joann's, but this was quite a way out of the city. In total I visited 4 shops. 

The first and my favourite was Winmil Fabrics located downtown. I particularly loved their ITY knit selection, especially as these are harder to come across in the UK. And at $4.98 per yard they were a huge bargain.  





I also picked up this pre-underlined lace for $6.98 per yard 


 And this cotton print for $3.98 per yard.



Next, I popped into Van's Fabrics, round the corner from Winmil in Chinatown. This shop specialises in Asian style fabrics. They have lovely silks and brocades. I only purchased one item which is some kind of viscose/rayon fabric for $5 per yard. 


There are two fabrics located in the Cambridge area of Boston. Sewlow Discount Fabrics has a bit of pretty much everything. Some really fun novelty fabrics as well as knits, furnishing fabrics, linens etc. I picked up some knit fabrics for $3.99 per metre. I also purchased the same fabric but in solid black. Not really worth posting a photo. 



Lastly I headed a few blocks down to Sewfisticated Fabrics. They had many novelty fabrics, african wax prints, jerseys and calico prints. I didn't love the quality of many of these fabrics for dressmaking, but they would be great for crafting or costumes. I snapped up this Halloween remnant for MJ.


I can't wait to start sewing up some garments with these new purchases. After feeling as though I have been making headway with my fabric stash I have done a u-turn and it is now well and truly out of control. I had been sewing here and there before I went to Boston and I do have some garments to blog about, I will just have to find some time and nice weather to get some decent photos. 

Has anyone else been fabric shopping in Boston? 

Happy Sewing!


Comments

  1. Very nice! I especially like the third from the top, the lace and the cotton
    Glad you enjoyed the trip after all! ;-)

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  2. Very nice cuts you got there! ITY is one of my faves. Such vibrant prints and colors and nice drape!

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    1. Me too. I love ITY knits, we just don't get the same variety here in the UK.

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