Even the finest clothing pattern can be marred by the use of subpar fabric, just as great recipes are ruined with stale ingredients and brilliant movie scripts are wasted with unrealistic animatronic dinosaurs. Keep your home-sewn effects special with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of mail-order fabrics, buttons, buckles, and more from Mood Designer Fabrics. Today's deal can be applied toward shipping ($7.99+).
Featured on Project Runway, Oprah, and Martha Stewart, Mood Designer Fabrics supplies prestigious fibers to professional designers and student sewers alike. Erected in the likeness of its palatial New York City fabric facility, the web store dices its dizzying array of textiles into easily shoppable divisions such as fashion fabrics, home fabrics, and clearance items. Scan stockpiles of denim ($8–$14/yd.) and dream up custom-fit skinny jeans, or peruse the assemblage of seersucker ($6–$14/yd.) and stitch sport coats for mannequins reliant on humans for wardrobe changes and cheesecake feedings. Home fabrics include backed canvas ($18/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 ($0.10–$17 each), buckles ($0.50–$19.95 each), and appliqués ($1.95–$11 each) to ensure the aesthetic excellence of any fibrous creation.