Austin fabric store excursion

Monday, May 13, 2013

 Last weekend, a few sewing-minded friends and I took a little excursion to 3 different fabric stores in Austin.  I have been wanting to see what Austin had to offer in the fabric store department and for the most part it didn't disappoint.  We first stopped by Interior Fabrics, which is a Texas chain, and they had some cute and beautiful fabric.  A bit expensive, but lots of pretty things to look at. Really, it was a very standard upholstery store, but they had some nice things. Next we dropped by The Common Thread.  This was a fun little store, but was SO quiet.  The lady who was working was working on some sewing project, which was kind of cool, but because the radio was so soft, and there was only one other lady in the tiny shop, I felt kind of bad talking in a voice louder than a whisper... They did have a beautiful selection of clothing fabrics, and if I am ever looking for beautiful and unique (which will probably be pretty soon here, knowing my love of new clothes and sewing projects...), I will definitely go back.  Lastly, we stopped by one of my favorite independent fabric stores in Austin called The Stitch Lab.  For a few more pictures, see this blog post about my previous trip there.  We had a great time wandering around, and checking out their awesome fabrics!  I had to take a few pictures to show their extensive and beautiful collection of buttons.
After the fabric stores, we decided to cool down at a little local ice cream place called Lick.  Some crazy flavors, but that is part of the charm.  I also love the color scheme with the robin's egg blue and red.  I got lemon poppyseed ice cream and salted carmel.  Such a good idea... 
Hope you had a good weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome! I've only been to Stitch Lab, so I'll have to check out the others!

  2. Let's make this EXACT SAME trip when I come to visit next!! Including the ice cream. . .


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