Embellish Knit Month: Embellishment Haberdashery

December 8, 2010

So guys, I'm so sorry today I dropped the ball and don't have a new sweater to show you today. BUT I've decided to do something else instead. I know a lot of you don't have the same resources in terms of proximity to cool fabric and trim stores. And I don't want that to deter you from thinking that you can make a great embellished sweater.

JoAnn's is okay but honestly, I buy about 90% of my trims and buttons from an amazing fabric outlet just a couple blocks from my home. The owner goes to manufacturer's auctions and buys in bulk whatever they are getting rid of. The amount of unique and interesting trims is beyond anyone's expectations. See above pic. That's only 1/2 of 1 wall. There's about two more giant walls filled with literally thousands of buttons and trims. And most of these things are only 20-70 cents a yard.

Okay, now that I've made you all green with envy, I'll add that there are some amazing places on the internet that you can find just as amazing trims as long as you have the patience to wait a week (sometimes less) for it to come in the mail.

Here are some etsy sellers who offer some amazing trims (Note: I am in no way affiliated with any of these sellers)

If any of you have some great suggestions please include them in the linky party below!

24 {comments}:

Popbabe7 said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah, yo-yos! So easy to make and they look so cool!!

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Yup. Completely green with envy. :)

twobutterflies said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm just so jealous of you right now!!

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for that information. I have been wanting to try some of your sweaters, but I don't have a place near me with great trims.

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

Although LA has the garment district and there is tons of fabric and trim stores, I don't live very close to them. I usually have to resort to Joann's. Will definitely check these websites! Thanks for sharing them.:)

Eric and Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Your picture is what I think heaven will look like. Or least I hope so!

Karissa Jade Ferguson said... Best Blogger Tips

yes, i am jealous ha! i paid three or so dollars a yard for trim i used on my tree skirt. thanks for all the sources though! this coming year i'm going on a serious hunt for awesome sewing and notions shops around my town.

Quinn's mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Visiting your area this past weekend, had to make sure we went by the fabric outlet....Wow! I am so jealous that this is in your back yard, it was overwhelming and fun!

Christy A. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, how jealous am I??? Thanks for pointing out those great sellers, I'll be checking them out soon!

Kate said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd really love to get my hands on some of that Stone Roses! Gorgeous.

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

What is the name of the store that the picture is from?

Michael said... Best Blogger Tips

Your photos are lovely! Thanks for the post!

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love the name of the fabric outlet! I'm down in York, but get up to the capital area on occasion, and a fabric run would definitely call for an occasion :) Thanks Kathleen!

happyfamily said... Best Blogger Tips

Every time I go to Joann's, I think, "why are you allowed to have the sewing monopoly and such crummy stuff?" Seriously, the trims are the worst. Do you hear me Joann's?

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a question! Where is this amazing notions/fabric outlet? Visiting your site has made me so excited to be done with finals when I'll have time to play and sew. :) I have friends in Harrisburg that I'm visiting over the holidays and would love me some trimmings. Thanks!

eusouamo said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite is the festive feathers. Knowing me I would attempt to make a necklace out of it.

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

I second Ann, what is the name of the store? It looks like it may be worth a trip, as I don't think I'm too far away.

shawn said... Best Blogger Tips

wait, where is this store? do you have the name and street address for it? i'm not sure where you are from, but i hope you live near me...so that these trims can be all mine!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Everyone who is curious about the store I frequent,
It's called the PA Fabric Outlet. There are two locations. The one I frequent is in Lemoyne. The other location is in Lancaster. I've never been to it but I've been told by a friend that lives in Lancaster tat the Lemoyne one is better.

Here is the Lemoyne address and phone:
415 Bosler Avenue
Lemoyne, PA 17043-1966
(717) 761-3259

Here is the Lancaster address and phone:
2460 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 656-0917

Maybe we'll see each other there! You know what I look like:) And I'm there like EVERYDAY!

Hope that helps!

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

yay! A dear friend from my mom's group lives in Lemoyne - easy enough to get there :) Will have to make a trip now!

Carolina Bernardo said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the first photo!!
I really like everything rellated with Haberdasheries!

Darling Petunia said... Best Blogger Tips

I had no idea you were also a PA girl!

The Lancaster one is nothing to sneeze at either!


Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yea! I'm not too far from Lancaster and I'm visiting my sis in New Cumberland around Christmas. I know where I'm taking a side trip to.

365 Dresses said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah, ha! I'm within an easy trip, too. We used to have a PA Fabric Depot here in Baltimore, but it closed. I loved to browse there. Thanks for the info.

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