I love finding the little ole independently-owned fabric shops when I travel. A few weeks ago I went to Austin, Texas for a work conference and this time was no different. If we want our community to thrive, we must support each other!
(Editor’s note: Unfortunately since publishing this blog post, both shops have closed in Austin)
First up was The Cloth Pocket: they had the best lighting due to the front of the store being completely windows. Perfect for viewing all the fabrics!
They also have a really fun logo on their window. In this photo they have their blinds down due to the crazy intense sun!
They don’t have a ton of fabric but they offered a variety of fun prints, some knits, and of course notions.
Best of all, they have an amazing classroom space! I didn’t get to take a class but their website offers quilting, alterations, and apparel sewing classes! They teach sewing with knits and wovens! They even offer the option to rent a sewing machine!!
I picked up some Boston terrier canvas, a dinosaur print and a wolf quilt pattern. I am so excited to sew something up with them.
Juliet helped me and we chatted about fabric and sewing and how great the community is. If you get a chance definitely check out The Cloth Pocket!
Later in the week, from Juliet’s suggestion I checked out Me and Ewe, which is such a cute name for a little sewing and yarn shop! It sat nestled back behind a realtor’s office in a neighborhood. They had a super cute space where I automatically felt at home.
I ended up picking up some art gallery fabric that I made into some lander shorts! You’ll see those tomorrow on the blog!
I hope that if you are in the Austin area you’ll check out one of these shops!
Happy sewing friends!!