Fabric is ubiquitous in the modern world, sheathing necks in linen, lower halves in corduroy, and monocled dogs in tweed coats. Cover up your favorite things with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fabrics, classes, notions, and trims at Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak.
With its vast aisles of fabrics and comprehensive roster of sewing classes, Haberman Fabrics inspires creativity among budding crafters and professional fabricators alike. Ogle an eye-popping array of textiles (starting at approximately $3.65/yard) that runs the gamut from bolts of retro printed oilcloth ($7.98/yard) to sheaves of modern, eco-savvy bamboo linen ($18.98/yard). Satellite departments house cavernous caches of bridal, home décor, and notions essentials. Congo lines of rhinestone and metallic vine motif banding ($10.98/yard) enliven drab dresses or hold rambunctious tresses in a glittering headlock, and cubes of high-density foam ($24.50) beg to be coated in graphic upholstery cloth. Fingers can paw through a multitude of buttons or protect themselves from insidious needles with jelly thimbles ($2.25 each).
Haberman’s team of needlecraft wizards ably answer customer queries, recommend local talent for prospective projects, and educate seamsters of all ages and skill sets in the white magic of sewing. Take a course in connecting slippery knits ($25) with complimentary use of house sewing-machines, or cast off the yoke of mechanical dependence with a three-hour tutorial in manual sewing ($35). Children and textaphobic sidekicks can make nice in the hospitality and play area, and plan a rosy future of crafty fulfillment.
905 S Main St.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067