Each fabric has its own signature qualities: silk feels smooth, satin shines in the light, and linen turns people invisible when worn after Labor Day. Learn the ins and outs of cloth with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of fabric and sewing notions
- $29 for $60 worth of fabric and sewing notions
More than 10,000 bolts of premium cotton prints ($4.99–$6.99/yd) and genuine batiks ($8.99 yd.) are ready to be transformed into heirloom quilts. Satins, silks, wools, and fleece ($3.99–$39.99 yd.) can fill closets with this season’s wardrobe. Nearby, a bevy of upholstery fabrics ($9.99–$24.99 yd.) await new lives as sofas and chairs.
Fabric Place Basement
Peter Isaacson grew up in the fabric business––literally. As a little boy, he often traded swinging on the monkey bars for playing amid the bolts of fabric and heaps of buttons that filled his grandmother's store. Now, as purveyor of his own textile emporium, he channels generations of fabric and notion know-how to oversee a showroom stocked with more than 10,000 high-quality bolts of quilting cottons, batiks, and flannels. Yards upon yards of real linen, imported wools, faux furs, suede cloths, and genuine leather hides entice everyone from costume designers to historical reenactors, and local fashion designers flock toward colorful swaths of soft velvet and 100% silk that's smoother than a dolphin pickpocketing its trainer. Knitters, meanwhile, find artisan yarns from Malabrigo, Noro, Berroco, Auracania, and Plymouth waiting to become sweaters and scarves, and all shoppers find inspiration from a bevy of sewing notions, trims, and pattern books.
What Can You Find at Fabric Place Basement?
Ask for many of these fabrics at a neighborhood craft store and you'll be out of luck. But there's no such frustration with the inventory here. Use chiffon and organza to create sheer and airy formalwear, or buy denim and twill to create an everyday outfit. You can even make your own swimsuit.
Some quick math: the store's quilting section holds 10,000 bolts, which means there are nearly 100 miles of 100% cotton quilting fabrics in stock. Besides these patterns, the store also sells the tools quilt-makers require, including rulers, rotary cutters, binding clips, and marking pens.
Have a vague idea of sprucing up the place? There are two things you need to decide. First, the project: a window treatment, a sofa cushion, a tablecloth, or some other accent piece? Then, the style: Midcentury Modern, French Country, contemporary? After that it's just legwork.
Thousands of different buttons are only the beginning. The shop also features accessories for hand- or machine-sewing from a number of renowned brand names, such as Singer, Coats & Clark, and Dritz.
The store's yarn selection is as formidable as its fabrics: wools, cottons, alpaca blends, silk blends, and more. Many are even machine washable.