Even the finest clothing pattern can be marred by the use of subpar fabric, just as great recipes are ruined without good ingredients and brilliant movie scripts are wasted without realistic animatronic dinosaurs. Keep your home-sewn effects special with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of home and designer fabrics at Mood Designer Fabrics in the Garment District.
Featured on Project Runway, Oprah, and Martha Stewart, Mood Designer Fabrics supplies fine fibers to professional designers and student sewers alike. The 40,000-square-foot store is chock full of cloth for all manner of sartorial and domestic projects, facilitating customer quests to craft fashionable duds for themselves or for helpless mannequins who rely on humans for wardrobe changes and cheesecake feedings.
A 50-person staff helps customers navigate the dizzying array of options, including material such as denim ($10–$14 per yd.) for custom-fit skinny jeans and seersucker ($6–$14 per yd.) for the creation of warm-weather attire and ironic snowman sport coats. Home fabrics include backed canvas ($18 per yd.), perfect for fashioning drapes thick enough to hide the shame of having no windows. Mood Designer Fabrics also carries sewing supplies, trim, and dozens of fabric accessories, including buttons ($0.25–$14.95 each), buckles ($0.05–$16.95 each), and appliqués ($1.95–$11 each) to ensure the aesthetic excellence of any fibrous creation.
Good Housekeeping and Apartment Therapy featured Mood Designer Fabrics. Seventy-five Yelpers give it a four-star average, Citysearchers give it a three-star average, and Yahoo! Locals give it an average of 4.5 stars.