- From: "Beth Pierce" <cvnativeinpa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 09:26:42 -0400
Diana in Rochester" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Gosh - remember the days. That's how it was where I grew up in California
Gosh, me too! In Southern California, you could go into Sears, Penneys,
Woolworth, and Yardage Town, all in the same mall! And they all had fabric!
I remember ordering fabric from the Penney's catalog, simply because the
store didn't have enough of what I wanted. Oh yes, TG&Y! That was another
Now I buy fabric online--mostly, although there is a discount fabric
warehouse 50 miles from me. I subscribe to sample clubs; love getting those
little slips of fabric in the mail! Haven't been too disappointed, and if
for some rare chance I am, I call the company to tell them that their fabric
didn't look like the website or was not of the quality they mentioned. Then
they are all too willing to make me happy. In some ways it's better than
going into the store, but in others it's not because you can't touch the
fabric ahead of time.
I think the reason why the fabric stores have gone away is because our world
is now so full of technology. It's more important to own a Blackberry than
a sewing machine, I feel. And people don't have the time because of their
various responsiblities. Yet my 34 year old nephew who has spent over 15
years in the Air Force, owns a sewing machine and can sew. Love that guy!
When my son was little, (he's 35 now), I sewed for him all the time.
Everytime I bought a pattern, I would figure out from the picture on the
pattern envelope how the item would be assembled, then checked the sewing
instructions to see if I was correct. It was a fun game. Everything from
coming up with Halloween costumes to making suits for church. If I had
grandchildren, I'd still do it. Now I sew for myself. And I make a few
things around the house, like roman shades and such.
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