When my parents were here a couple of weeks ago, my Mum and I had a few hours to kill in a town just outside of Oxford (England). We were wandering around and came across a fabric store that had some big sale bins in the front. I can tell you without a doubt that my bargain-hunting, sale-loving genes came straight from my Mother, so of course we started scrounging through the yards of fabric and cushion covers without a second glance. Once we’d found a couple of covers (at $1.50 each!) we went into the shop to pay for them. That’s where the real excitement happened. The back room had bolts and bolts of designer fabrics at amazingly good prices (between $4-$10/yard). My mind started swirling with all of the projects I could use fabric for. The only obstacle was that I didn’t want to buy so much that I would have to pay an arm and a leg just to get it back to Canada. In the end, I got 5 fabrics (2 yards of each) and 2 pillow cases for $50. I also took their business card (and asked about shipping costs to Canada), in case I get a pang of regret later for not buying more.
Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera at the store itself, but check out my super sweet finds.
I sent the fabrics back to Canada with my parents (thanks you two!), but I’m still squealing with excitement over here. I’m thinking I’ll use the fabric for re-upholstering a few chairs and whipping up some cushion covers. I’m a novice sewer, but ‘jpm design‘ (one of my fave bloggers) recently posted a tutorial for sewing envelope-back cushion covers. Check it out here.