America has enjoyed a long tradition of textile manufacturing, from Betsy Ross cross-stitching the Constitution to Neil Armstrong knitting Apollo 11. Express your own rugged individualism with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of decorator fabric at the Remnant Store on East 11th Street.
For nearly half a century, the Remnant Store has been an eclectic material mart specializing in all types of fabric, trim, foam, and supplies that range from monochromatic to rare vintage patterns. Mount one of Remnant's complimentary magic carpets to browse more than 80,000 square yards of fabric and trim designed for sartorial spaces and do-it-yourselfer domiciles.
Regular and Marine-grade vinyl is available in several colors and adds sheen to upholstery while blowing dust from aging albums with expired shelf lives. Upholstering materials, such as patterned seat fabrics ($9.95 per yard), are also on hand, and Remnant's amicable, old-fashioned crew cuts foam to size using stone axes and the strength summoned from diets high in plush fiber. Ensconce outdoor spaces with durable fabrics such as sun-soakers ($8.95 per yard) from trusted brands such as Sunbrella. New items roll through the door daily, and Remnant encourages customers to bring in cloth swatches and paint samples for tips on enriching aging homesteads.