You know how hard it is to find great fabric and patterns in town. The Internet and Etsy are my favorite places to find supplies and the prices are often much lower than they would be if you found them in a brick-and-mortar shop because the overhead for these shops is so much lower.
When searching online for this pattern
the school house tunic, I found a great shop, Start to Finish supplies.
Katie, the shop owner, has TONS of jewelry making supplies, button covering kids, and hard-to-find sewing patterns. Through contacting her, she saw my blog and recognized my daughter's school uniform. It turns out that Katie is our preschool director's daughter!!!
One of my favorite things that Katie carries are the flower cabochons. I am seeing jewelry everywhere with these on them and they can be pricy, but with the supplies that Katie sells, you can easily make yourself and your friends a piece cheaply.
don't you love these?
I am so glad to have found Katie!
Another great online resource for fabric...really inexpensive fabric is Modern Fabric Studio.
Amanda of Modern Fabric Studio has a huge selection of fabric and has it priced at the half yard. Many are $2 and $2.50 for half a yard! Look at what is on its way to me...