Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Virtual Tour of Fabric Works

Well Becky told me they had a large selection of ribbon at Fabric Works, a small fabric store in Tillman's Corner right off I-10. I've never been there before - let's go see! You could definitely miss it; it's down from J&J Furniture.
Lots of cute cotton prints and seersucker out the wazoo.
Several small fabric stores in Mobile are geared to kids' clothing (Peanut Butter and Jelly Kids on Old Shell Road, Nostalgic Needleworks that moved I think, etc.). I asked if they had knits, and she said just "baby" knits, except for the 2 solid knits in the back - black and white. Alrighty then.
Here's a corner of trim and braid, etc.
Lots of zippers and thread, and a whole wall of notions. I think they have more notion stuff than Ely's.
And just like Becky said, tons of ribbon!
And still more ribbon!
There were 2 older ladies working there, and one helped me pick this out. I had another one in my hand holding it to the fabric, and she said, "That just looks lost." You gotta love an honest sales clerk. Although we'll see how this one looks...it definitely was the jazziest of the bunch. All the 2" ribbon was solid, so I had to go to 1.5" ribbon to get a design - wish me luck.
No, really wish me luck, because I didn't watch her cut it, but I heard her ask the other lady, "Now what is 2 1/4 yards? Is that [I didn't hear it] inches?" And the other lady said, "Yes ma'am, because 2 yards is 72 inches." They must be cutting old school - I thought yardsticks at fabric places had all the yardages marked on them.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just remembered: when you're in Birmingham again, come visit us AND check out Oodles of Ribbon in Homewood on hwy 31. People who don't have oven mitts for hands and can therefore do crafts tell me it's great! Amy

Sister said...

Ha! I'm not one of those crafty chicks either, but good to know about the ribbon joint for my niece, if she ever needs ribbon!

Amy Bailes said...

Is this store outside of Mobile? 'Cause it looks just like a store that I used to visit about 12 years ago on one of Cody's jobs.

Sister said...

It's officially in Tillman's Corner, which is a "suburb," if you will, of Mobile. It's off an I-10 exit after you cross the Mississippi state line a few miles before you hit I-65, so I bet you did pass it!

Amy Bailes said...

I've shopped there! Cool - it's the store that I went to and they taught me how to make hair bows. I used to go into Mobile for shopping at Peanut Butter & Jelly Kids and I can't remember the name of the other heirloom sewing shop that I spent a lot of time and money in. That was back when I still had time for sewing. Oh well, I'll get back to one day (probably after Debra starts school).

Sister said...

Small world! PB&J Kids is still open, but the other place must've closed - I forgot the name too, but they had such cute cotton fabric. You made such awesome clothes - I hope you get more time for it too!