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Fabric Donations

Stay Healthy Y’all!! First of all… We want all First Responders to know how much we appreciate you risking your lives during this worldwide crisis!! We also want to give a shout out to all the AWESOME: Crafters, Makers, Sewers, & everyone else volunteering their time & talents to make fabric masks. F&M Fabrics/The Fabric Market have decided to donate pre-cut pieces of fabric & elastic to anyone willing to come pick it up: TOMORROW ONLY: Friday March 27,2020 11am – 2pm (or until we run out!) This is Read More...

Elastic Now Online!

Stay Healthy Y’all!! Hey Everyone! We hope you are all staying home & staying safe! We have been fielding a lot of calls asking about materials to make fabric masks. We have many of these materials on the website such as Flannel, Cotton: Prints & Solids, Poly/Cotton, Jerseys, Spandex, etc. The one thing we didn’t have was Elastic. Well… Now we do! We only have a small selection online, but it’s the perfect size for making those Fabric Masks. Hours Next Week (FOR PICK UP ONLY): Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am – 2pm Please Read More...

Stay Healthy Y’all: UPDATE

Stay Healthy Ya’ll!! Hey Everyone! We assume you’ve heard about the Governor of California initiating a State wide “Stay at Home” mandate. F&M has decided that we will be closing our brick & mortar to the public for the time being. Our online store will remain open, however we may not be shipping daily. As of today & tomorrow we plan on being in the store from 10 am – 2 pm. Only to fill orders. We are still trying to figure out all the logistics, so stay Read More...

Stay Healthy Ya’ll!! Order Online!

Stay Healthy Ya’ll!! Due to the recent health crisis, we realize many of you are concerned about venturing out of your homes to come shop for fabrics. Well… We Get It! We’re here for ya! Shop: www.thefabricmarket.com Although we currently have NO plans to close the shop, we are monitoring the news carefully & if anything changes we will let you know. Please keep checking all of our Social Media outlets for updates (ie: Facebook, Instagram, Website, & Blog.) Our online store is planning on remaining Read More...

Fabric Spotlight: CORK

Fabric Spotlight: CORK I recently posted about our latest Cork addition & price reduction on Facebook a couple of weeks ago but just in case you missed it… We’ve drastically reduced our Cork Fabric from $18.99 a yard to $11.99 a yard online & $10.99 in-store!!!!!!!! That’s right, you read that correctly! Our entire Cork inventory is Deadstock, so get some while you still can! I have noticed that Cork Fabric has become somewhat of a fad in a wide variety of crafts. We have a Read More...

Halloween DIY Costume | Rey from Star Wars

Are you ready for Halloween this week? Or will you be burning the midnight oil to get those DIY costumes done? This year my kids opted for store-bought costumes, which gave me a chance to make a new costume for myself! I chose Rey from Star Wars, specifically her outfit from The Last Jedi. We don’t do much to celebrate but it’s fun to answer the door to trick or treaters while all costumed up myself! I used Simpilicity 8718 and it Read More...

One Basic T-Shirt, A Million Design Possibilities

How is your summer coming along? Hopefully you have a good stash of lemonade, a robust air conditioner and lots of fun planned! Before it got too warm, I made a shirt that I wore every time it was clean.   This self drafted basic t-shirt project is a part of my journey through Cal Patch’s Design It Yourself Clothes book on basic pattern drafting. The first project is a basic skirt, drafted using your own measurements. Next you learn how to add design details for a new style. Read More...

Basic Skirt Variation: Add a Flounce!

I’m back again today with the third and final version of the Basic Skirt! If you’ve been following along, this year I’m working through Cal Patch’s book, Design It Yourself Clothes. I started with the basic skirt here. Then I used that original pattern to draft a denim skirt shown here. And here is the final variation: adding a yoke and a ruffle or flounce. Cal Patch walks you through using the basic skirt to draft this version by closing the Read More...

The Together Tank – Knits & Wovens

Let’s all be honest – most of our modern closets are full of knit fabrics. From leggings, to t-shirts and easy knit swing dresses, most of us love the comfort and forgiveness of knits. However,  garments made from woven fabrics are usually more formal, more appropriate for business casual or occasions a little fancier than every day. This Together Tank is the best of both worlds! The front of this tank top is made from a woven fabric, appropriate for Cotton, Linen, Read More...

Basic Skirt Variation: Self-Drafted Denim Skirt

A few weeks back I shared my self-drafted skirt as the start of my journey through Cal Patch’s Book Design It Yourself Clothes. Today I’m here to show you a variation! As I mentioned, the premise of the book is that once you draft a well-fitting basic pattern, you can draft different styles off of it, knowing it fits you to a tee. You can build an entire wardrobe from 4 or 5 basic patterns! One of the variations the book is the Rosie Read More...