Silence is golden, which is why most mimes are millionaires. Muffle invading sounds with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fabric, materials, and home goods at Fabulous Fabric.
Fabulous Fabric's staff provides design pointers while surrounded by a multitude of textiles in a variety of colors and materials. Resident cloth wizards pilot guests through the intricate zoo of patterns, stopping briefly to behold the medium-weight Crazy Ol’ Bird fabric ($31/yd) in its natural embroidered habitat. Brompton Pewter cloth with flaxen accents ($34/yd.) complements home furnishings, letting designers draw attention to impressive hues like a peacock's publicity agent. While perusing the flowing fields of stripes and floral pattern, patrons can opt to sweeten coffee-colored walls with a length of embroidered pink-cream silk ($60/yd.). Ready-made drapery panels ($55–$120, depending on fabric and length) flank windowsills in a host of fabrics and lengths. Shoppers can customize panels to fit specialty windows or finicky giants seeking intricately embroidered wigs.
Just because people are savvy with a sewing machine doesn't mean they have eyes for fashion. Luckily, Fabulous Fabric's fashionable staff is more than happy to help customers by doing the design work for them. Whether guests are shopping for new curtains or looking for a fabric to cover a chair or drape around a regal living-room statue, the staff will happily help them shift through the endless bolts of fine-quality home-decor fabrics to choose one that best fits the job. From classic florals, stripes, and textured linens to trendy geometric designs and monochromatic animal prints, the store stocks fabrics to suit any taste or personal style, and there's even a selection of kid-friendly fabrics to give bedrooms and nurseries a playful pop of color. Flat-braid trims lend a finishing touch to DIY pillows and other projects, and those who prefer to leave the needle-and-thread work to a professional peruse a selection of colorful, ready-made curtain panels or speak to the staff about commissioning custom furniture.
Springlake, University Terrace
5910 Youree Dr.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105