Fabrics and Supplies

Natural Fiber Fabrics

Silk Fabric

Silk:

Chiffon, crepe de chine, charmeuse, noil, tussah, brocade, habotai, organza, doupioni, shantung, 4-ply crepe, satin, velvet, silk/linen blends, silk/cotton blends, hand painted devore satin, tulle.

Wool Fabric

Wool:

Sheer, tropical weight, gabardine, flannel, suiting, coating, jersey and double knit.

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Cotton:

Organic, batiste, Liberty prints, gauze, denim, batiks & suitings.

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Linen:

Fine handkerchief linen to suit weight.

Hemp:

Canvas, linen weave, denim, some blended with cotton, bamboo, soy, wool & yak down.

Others:

Nettle, bamboo, soy, rayon & Tencel. We can mail-order Ultra-suede.

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(not “natural fibers” but necessary for custom-made swimsuits)

Interfacing:

We carry a wide selection from sheer to hair canvas, knits & woven.

 

Notions

Because we do alterations & custom tailoring, we carry a wide range of

notions.   We carry bra & swimsuit findings—underwires, hooks, etc.  We carry elastics from clear light-weight to sturdy non-roll. Also decorative fold-over elastic, elastic piping, bra finishing elastics & swimsuit elastic.

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Zippers:

From light weight, invisible zippers to #10 dual separating jacket zippers and many sizes & styles in between.  We also have many zipper parts–sliders, pulls, stops, etc.

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Buckles:

Unique and fashionable buckles to match your style.

Buttons:

We have beautiful & unusual buttons in addition to classic shirt & suit buttons.  Many buttons are made from natural materials – shell, stone, wood, corozo nut, bamboo, glass, recycled materials & some vintage buttons. Our buttons are a must see. . .

 

Thread:

Silk, cotton, long-fiber polyester, rayon, embroidery floss.

Patterns:

Folkwear, The Sewing Workshop, Christine Jonson, LaFred, Shapes, The Bali Collection, Purrfection, ReVisions, Period Patterns.  We also carry some Vogue, Butterick & McCall’s.