Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday Review: Sew Fisticated Discount Fabrics

With my living room chairs in desperate need of recovering, I made it my mission to find a fabric store. After several trips to the Stop and Shop on Morrissey Blvd. I noticed a sign for a Sew Fisticated Discount Fabrics down the road.

I read several reviews prior to going that said Sew Fisticated wasn't the best for a good, quality selection but that they sometimes have just the fabric you're looking for. Sounded okay to me, so I headed over.

The reviews were right. Many of the fabrics seemed to be dated and less trendy than what you'd find at a Jo-Ann Fabrics. Of course this was perfect for me since I was looking for something retro! The remnant section is pretty good and is a great place to find fabric for as low as 99 cents a yard.

But, everything has it's cons. While there were a few really neat fabrics, this is definitley not the place to go if you're looking for something in particular or are looking to special order. You definitley need an open mind for this place, otherwise you'll never be able to appreciate the true beauty of their newspaper-print cotton weave. They also don't carry fabric that looks like bricks, which is what one guy was requesting as we walked in. I think it was a blessing they didn't have what he was looking for...his project sounded horrible.

They also don't have a fancy store. It's a cheap brick building with cheap, faded carpet, cheap, low ceilings, and cheap displays. But if it comes down to it, I'd rather have a cheap building and low prices than a fancy boutique store with high prices to match!

All in all, I give this store 3 stars (out of 5). Interesting fabrics, good customer service, and no brick fabric...that's all I ask for in a fabric store!

Sew Fisticated Discount Fabrics
735 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: (617)825-2949

Sew Fisticated Discount Fabrics
Twin Cities PLZ
Somerville, MA 02143-3613
Phone: (617)625-7996

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