Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fabric Shopping

Yesterday evening, I decided to go fabric shopping for outdoor fabric shopping. I wanted to look local before I pulled the trigger and ordered 13 yards of outdoor fabric I found online (for our vintage sofa we are going to sue outdoors). My fabric sample arrived last Friday, I'm in LOVE with it! Hasani and I both like the color and think it will look amazing once turned into a sofa. I just wanted to be sure before I place my order there wasn't a better deal to be found. I recently discovered the best place to shop for fabric locally is Home Fabrics. They have amazing deals on fabrics, remember my floral drapes I made for my dining room? And remember I only paid $5.99 a yard and purchased 5.5 yards of fabric { I later discovered the same fabric sold elsewhere is 24 bucks and up! You can read more about that here}


Back to my shopping trip, I was on the look out for fabric that would make excellent outdoor pillows and possibly a cute table runner for our outdoor dining set. We have a pretty good size patio, so I really want to layer in many shades of color to make the space feel inviting and us. 
I came home with three yards of fabric. I've always loved the classic look of Pottery Barn's classic stripe fabric. The thought of spending $29 bucks for one outdoor pillow, is something that I could never do! 




Instead I bought a yard of striped green fabric for only $ 9.99 a yard. I can easily make two pillows with a yard of fabric. The fabric I bought it from Premier Prints, you can buy it online at fabric.com for a dollar less a yard. I was OK with spending a buck more, since the fabric came home with me that day. I didn't see any other fabric I just had to have for pillows, so I popped into the clearance section. 




They had a huge selection of clearance fabric crammed into a room all starting at $4 bucks and below. I was going to take a picture, but the space was very badly lit! I was able to unearth some pretty fabric with an interesting print. I knew instantly it would make the perfect table runner since it a color scheme of browns, blues and greens. I only paid $ 3.99 per yard! The fabric is also from Premier Prints and is called Elizabeth you can buy it here online for $ 11.99 a yard. The fabric is super heavy duty, I'm shocked its not outdoor fabric. I really like the colors and the print!




Now that I shared what I bought, its time to share all the other pretty fabric I saw. I loved all this pretty floral fabrics! 



I love all the pink fabric! Do you recognize the pretty modern pink on pink floral print? If memory serves me correctly, its Thomas Paul / Duralee Fabric. Its pretty pricey and was a bargain at Home Fabrics. I think they were selling it for $ 6.99 per yard. 


Lastly, my heart skipped a beat, when I saw Serena & Lily fabric!! I was speechless they had a whole bolt of fabric. The fabric is called Coral Diamond and its so pretty. Guess how much S&L sells this fabric? $ 50 bucks yard! Home Fabrics was selling the fabric for only $ 6.99 a yard, unbelievable! 


Here's a link for the Serena & Lily fabric. Pretty huh! 



I'm still trying to figure a way to incorporate some pink in my home, which three boys at home four if you count Mojo it can be hard to add a little pink, lol :) 


I'm going to head back to the fabric store this weekend and look around some more. I got there late and only had a 20 mins to look around. Maybe I'll discover some more Serena and Lily fabric.....insert evil laugh!


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11 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the fabric you chose! The colors are great and perfect for the outdoors!

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  2. I love the fabric - the outdoor patio is going to be divine! I need some of that Serena and Lily fabric for my daughters room, its white, grey and pink and I have been trying to add pink touches to it.

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  3. That S&L fabric is a STEAL. I love the coral color, too.

    Your finds are great. I love the cabana stripes - how fun for an outdoor project. Can't wait to see it come together.

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  4. I love the fabrics you found! I absolutely love browsing through fabric stores. I could get lost in there! :) So happy to find your blog and be a new follower. I found you via Charmaine's blog. Thanks so much for including my blog post when you suggested a beam image! :) I truly appreciate it.

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  5. Hy sweetie! lovely post, maybe we can follow each other? Kisses

    FashionSpot.ro

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  6. What a great shopping trip. I really like the S & L pink print...I look forward to seeing how your outdoor space comes together.

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  7. Great finds - that Serena and Lily fabric is gorgeous! Wish we could get some of these beautiful designer fabrics in Australia! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  8. Oh my! I could spend hours in there just browsing. I love your fabric choices. I can't believe how inexpensive the S and L fabric was selling for. Maybe you should buy a couple of yards and sell them on Ebay.

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  9. Fabulous blog!! Tons of great ideas!! :)

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  10. You always have the best time finding fabrics.

    When I hopefully get a place of my own, I will do some fabric shopping.


    LOL.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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