SAS Fabrics, Tempe - a total Aladdin's Cave for sewers or sewists or whatever the correct word is. I'm pretty convinced this place is actually like Bellatrix's vault in Gringotts - touch one piece of fabric and they multiply!
But I can see me spending quite a bit of time there this year - because I'm a pretty novice seamstress I can't bring myself to buy fabric very often at other shop's $8.99s and upwards. Here, if you can find it, and they have a big enough cut, you can get all kinds of stuff from less than half the price of other stores.
I have to find some kind of outfit to make that can use some of these:
And there's even better bargains in some bins, only 25c a patch, including a Tower Bridge one for the holey knee of Melchett's jeggings:
At the back of the shop are heavy fabrics for upholstery and curtains plus rolls of fake furs in every colour under the sun (got to use them some time). At the front of the shop are rolls of classier fabrics, taffetta, organza, silks, satins, chiffons, velvets, sequinned, embroidered etc. that I'll also have to brave getting cut for future sewing projects:
I was in button heaven the other day looking for inspiration for this week's Sew Weekly Challenge (I hope to post links to what I made tomorrow):
I could show you similar long-stretching aisles of sequin appliques, ribbons, all kinds of haberdashery (notions).
Considering everything, I think my haul last week from visiting was pretty restrained for me:
The only thing is, once I've published this post I'm off there again......I need 5 yds of indigo denim and something to make some elegant/dressy curtains for our closet (all will be revealed later this week....and next week.....trust me, I used to be an accountant).