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audreysmama
« on: May 17, 2009 10:53:16 AM »

Where is the best place online to buy cute kids fabric?  I am starting to sew again and would like to make my baby girl some simple dresses but all the fabric round here is a little dull! I would love to find some hello kitty type fabric and other funky maybe vintage kiddy fabrics?

Any ideas would be great, TIA!
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 11:08:07 AM »

Etsy is a great place to find unique fabric for kids clothes.  I love browsing thru the japanese import fabric because it is so much more ecclectic than what's available in Jo-Anns or Wal-mart. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 06:41:51 PM »

I've bought things from Etsy before but never thought to look there for Fabric, thanks! do you have any specific sellers you like?
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 08:05:31 PM »

I've actually never bought any off of etsy.  I just secretly lust after some of the stuff on there....  Wink  I'm a closet-Etsy-holic.
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mum2girlz
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 05:37:57 AM »

Here are two of my favorites

http://thefabricfairy.com/
http://www.banberryplace.com/

I also belong to a yahoo coop that has great designer fabric for wholesale prices
if you search for joyofsewing through yahoo groups it will take you to it.




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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009 05:27:53 AM »

It really depends on what style you like in fabric. As far as good places to get quality designer fabric for good prices I buy from www.fatquartershop.com I get good clearance finds there. www.sewmamasew.com also has good clearance finds plus an assortment of great full price fabrics that I look at but never buy. I have used etsy numberous times. You can find good bundle deals there where they have already put together 2-3 fabrics that coordinate and sell them in 1/2 or yard lots. I have used downshadowlane and fabricworm there. All my etsy stuff has come REALLY fast. Also I would look for a quilting store in your area if you have one. I have one that I frequent and while 70% of the fabric there I would never buy (geared to the sr. quilting crowd) it is a great place to get good clearance deals without having to pay shipping. Lots of times I find kids fabric on clearance there since they sell less of it. I have stopped buying actual yardage at Walmart becuase there was such a big difference in the quality I could get there. Plus it is like pulling teeth to find someone to cut for you. I do get all my ribbon, bias, and notions there since they are the cheapest. Rolls of grosgrain are way cheaper there than what I can find elsewhere.
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