Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fabric Shopping & Serger Excitement

Pretty New Fabric

As you can see from the picture above, I went a little fabric shopping happy recently! I didn't mean to buy this much, but I just couldn't choose!

What do I need this much fabric for, you might ask? Well, I want to start filling up the bags & wallets category in my shop finally, make some new Blythe dresses, and last but not least, make some new clothes for myself!

Pretty New Fabric

Pretty New Fabric

These have larger prints, and will probably be used for a dresses or skirts for myself. Or maybe a cute apron for upcoming craft markets?

Pretty New Fabric

Pretty New Fabric

Pretty New Fabric

Pretty New Fabric

Pretty New Fabric

Lots of smaller prints for Blythe clothes, wallets, small clutches and maybe fabric covered button goodies? Some Matryoshka rings maybe? And deer bobby pins?

Pretty New Fabric

Unfortunately I got a nice bill from customs when the package came. Boo! :( Do you shop for fabric and other supplies online? Or do you prefer going to an actual store?

Pretty New Fabric

And some other exciting sewing related news: I bought myself a serger last week! It's a Bernina 1100D and it's awesome. Look!


I felt a bit like an idiot in the store though. I never used a serger before, and neither did my (sewing savvy) mom who I brought with me. Luckily the lady from the store was really nice and she explained a lot. She showed me how to thread it, and then made me try myself, so we'd be sure I'd be able to do it. It was a lot easier than I expected!

I also got 4 free spools of thread, and I can call anytime within the next year for a free lesson to learn all of the machines possibilities.

So now I have another question for those of you who sew and maybe have sergers: Where do you buy your thread? Does anyone maybe know a sewing supplies wholesaler? (Especially one of you Dutchies maybe?)

11 comments:

  1. Where do you buy your fabric from?

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  2. I'm jealous, would love a serger but don't have the cash right now (or the space, it would have to go on the couch :p)

    love the cherry fabric :D

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  3. I love the fabrics! I buy fabrics online, too. The local stores just don't have that kind of cute and adorable fabrics, that one can find in onlineshops. Where did you buy those?

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  4. Hey! I sew a little bit myself, too. Buying thread and sewing supplies is simple. You can easily go to Hancock Fabrics or Hobby Lobby, even Wal-Mart, and find thread, tools, spools, needles, fabrics, buttons, iron-on designs, etc... They have many of these stores in the United states. If you don't have any of these, you can look at them online at their websites.

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  5. Ooh I can't wait to see what clothes you make for yourself. :)

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  6. Wow, I love those fabrics! Anything kawaii... haha. I am excited to look forward to your bags and dresses with those fabrics and your new serger! You go girl!

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  7. Aww those are all so cute! I can't wait to see what you make.

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  8. lovely fabric's I'm SO jealous! :)

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  9. Great choice of fabrics!!! They're all so adorable ♥ I once bought similar fabrics online (a huge pile because I couldn't choose, just like you!) and had to pay customs too :( But I can't find fabrics like these in the stores. Anyway have fun using them!

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