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Top Fabric Stores in St. Louis

July 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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Fabric stores may seem few and far between these days, but designing your own things is an art worth preserving. From the novice fashion designer to the knowledgeable quilter, look no further than one of St. Louis’s own local fabric stores for the experience you have been craving. You can find one-on-one customer service along with a wide selection of choice fabrics. Best of all, these places provide either the training or companionship of fellow crafters. So for the crafty, clever designer in you, shop to your little heart’s desire at one of these St. Louis gems.
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Fabric Nosherie
21 N. Gore Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 968-3794
www.fabricnosherie.com

For those already know how to sew or those who have always wanted to learn Fabric Nosherie highlights a new book in its “Block of the Month” course every month. Observe new techniques from professionals while your children can learn the very basics of how to sew. Courses includes a demonstration of these fresh designs and provides use of the studio on the second Monday of every month. The fees associated are a $15 set-up cost and monthly expense of just $14.

shopping style fabric stores Top Fabric Stores in St. Louis

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Susie Q Quilting
131 South Central Avenue
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 587-2772
www.susieqquilting.com

Like most fabric stores, several courses are offered at Susie Q Quilting.  The difference between those stores and Susie Q is the variety of courses to choose from. One such option is “My Favorite Bag,” which teaches you how to create your own gorgeous tote comparable to the style of designer Vera Bradley. If quilting is still your thing, Susie Q offers its studio at the very reasonable price of $1 per 2 blocks in its “Buck-a-Block” deal. The starting package is $9.45, but because it includes 24 blocks of fabric and the pattern, you end up spending only $20.45 total to create your masterpiece of a quilt.

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Jackman’s Fabrics
1234 North Lindbergh
Saint Louis, MO 63132
(314) 994-1060
www.jackmansfabrics.com

Jackman’s Fabrics gives you the selection and abundance of a chain store without actually being one. It also allows you to take your passion for cloth creations to the next level in the workshop “Start Your Own Embroidery Business.”  You are taught various important aspects of owning your own fabric store, such as the top items and fabrics utilized in any pro-embroidery business along with how to market your new endeavor. For $29.95, you meet a few hours a month (with lunch provided) to learn how to become a pro at that hobby you love.

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LuLu Belle’s Fabrics
11676 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
(314) 991-0020
www.lulubellesfabrics.com

LuLu Belle’s Fabrics is a brand-spankin’-new store located in Des Peres. LuLu is your best bet for finding out the latest and hottest trends in the fabric world. With regular blog updates, this store frequently discusses the most current fabrics, patterns and trends to keep their customers up-to-date.  Not too long ago, LuLu even highlighted its favorite fabric in the “Hot Pick of the Week” to showcase a new gorgeous fabric that they have chosen to offer at a discounted rate. Keep your fingers crossed that the “Hot Pick” once more becomes a regular thing.

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The Quilted Fox
10403 Clayton Road
Frontenac, MO 63131
(314) 993-1181
www.quiltedfox.com

The Quilted Fox reigns at continually providing numerous events and courses to satisfy its customers’ needs. While quilting is a main attraction, as recently as May, the Quilted Fox has offered courses to teach lessons in fashion, including designing one’s own pajama pants. Even better than the selection of courses, the Fox schedules retreats that customers can take part in to get away from life’s distractions and focus on their craft. The “Friday Night Retreats” encourage customers to utilize the store and work on one’s designs for a mere $5.

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Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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