Friday, July 10, 2015

Sew-Along: Polaroid Sleeping Bags: Where I Buy Fabric

This post is part of the Polaroid Sleeping Bag Sew-Along. You can find the main post and supplies list, along with links to all available posts in the series, HERE.

http://fromblankpages.blogspot.com/2015/07/sew-along-polaroid-sleeping-bag.html


VickiT left a comment on my first post informing me of a great place to purchase separating sleeping bag zippers! Thanks Vicki! And as I thought about it, I realized I didn't mention my favorite places to purchase some of the other supplies.


Vicki told me about WAWAK, which has their own site plus I found them on Etsy. Here is the link to their separating sleeping bag zippers: http://www.wawak.com/products/category.cfm/cid/731/-10-Molded-Plastic-Sleeping-Bag-/

I actually did end up purchasing those exact zippers from them. I realize also that in my first post I said you'll need a zipper that is 120 inches long. If you aren't using separating zippers - that length will make it easy to adjust it to the length you want.

The zippers I bought are 108 inches. That will leave about 12 inches at the top that won't be zippered (is that a word?). Anyway, I figure that's probably a good thing since I'll be inserting a pillow, and it will be nice to have some wiggle room and not feel like your suffocating when it's zipped all the way up! :)



As for other materials, here are a few spots that are my new go-to for certain fabrics. If you have favorite shops, give a shout out! I love learning about new places!



Hawthorne Threads

Minky: Hawthorne Threads has the BEST prices I've found on minky. Plus they have great standard shipping rates. And if you don't know about their tiered pricing, it's awesome! Especially when purchasing in larger quantities, or larger cuts - the more you buy, the more you save. Check it out.. Their color selection is pretty decent as well.


http://www.fabricshack.com/images/topnav_r1_c1_s1.png
Kona Cotton: There are a lot of different brands of solids out there, but I am a Kona girl. After Fabric.com went wacko with their half-yard pricing I went searching elsewhere to purchase my solids. I stumbled across someone's comment somehwhere mentioning Fabric Shack.com. I checked them out and they have ALL the colors, with great prices, and fast shipping! You can't beat that!



If you have a favorite spot for any of the other supplies, let us know in the comments! I'll add to this list as I find more great places to shop! :)



Diane

2 comments:

  1. That's funny you found the same place on Etsy. I never knew they sold there as well. I've always bought direct from their website and almost every single time I do order, it arrives at my home within about 2 days. Many times it's the next day if I order earlier in the day.

    Another note since I know some use lint rollers to remove fuzzies off their finished projects is that WAWAK is the best place to buy them from. They still have the ones that are a paper type lint roller paper instead of the plastic types you can buy at the stores. Not long ago I purchased an entire case of 12 from them for a great price. I've always used them after doing machine embroidery to remove any threads after all the trimming to be sure I have gotten them all off. I also use them on my quilting projects for the same reason.

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