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Best Fabric Stores In Los Angeles

July 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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Buying fabric is an expedition that can be fun and rewarding. Whether you are a fashion designer or just looking to re-upholster your great-grandmother’s wing chair, the renowned fabric and textile industry in Los Angeles is a hub for every texture, weight, weave and color. The experts in each shop will help you choose from a wide range of fabrics based on who will be wearing your creation or who will be sitting on it.
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F&S Fabrics
10629 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 475-1637
www.fandsfabrics.com

F&S Fabrics is your go-to fabric shop for experienced buyers and textile knowledge for your next sewing project. Whether you are creating Marc Jacobs’ fall ensemble or throw pillows to re-invent your sofa, F&S Fabrics has an entire selection of fabrics and embellishments at your fingertips. The Free to Grow collection by Nancy Mims (part of the Organic Green Style line by Robert Kaufman) is the industry’s first line of organic printed cotton and a great source for fashions, quilts or other home décor items. The Tango-Grape Batik is a tie-dyed-inspired pattern that can be used for sarongs, tunics or tablecloths.

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Mood Fabrics
6151 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323) 653-6663
www.moodfabrics.com

Whatever your mood is, you will fulfill your color and texture cravings at Mood Designer Fabrics. Frequently highlighted on television, Mood Fabrics is where the fashion industry shops, including Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Valentino, Gandini and Solstiss. In addition, Mood Fabrics carries a range of designer fabrics – Marc Jacobs’ medium to heavy weight wool coating fabric in soft pink can be used to create a spring/summer jacket and the designer’s Pink/Gold/Purple or Orange/Black/Blue Geometric Shapes fabric is a lightweight, brushed cotton that can be used for embellishments. Carolina Herrera also offers a fabric collection – her Cranberry Puckered Silk/Wool can be transformed into a blouse, skirt or dress and Rebecca Taylor offers her Dusted Blue/Red/White Stripes Suiting fabric for a lightweight runway-inspired suit.

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Diamond Foam & Fabric
611 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-8148
www.diamondfoamandfabric.com

Decorating the Hollywood starlets’ hangout, Chateau Marmont Hotel, Diamond Foam & Fabric is the nuts and bolts of the entertainment and fashion industries. Owner Jason Asch buys the store’s fabrics from all over the world (except for China) and is the premier source for all your fabric needs. As the summer sun of years past fade your outdoor décor, check out Foam & Fabric’s extensive collection of Sunbrella fabrics. The Bravada Salsa and Bristol Air Blue will brighten up your backyard and are perfect for outdoor drapery and, for upholstery, check out the Canvas Aruba or Canvas Basil.

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Fabric Planet
423 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 310-3049
www.myfabricplanet.com

Fabric Planet is an “insiders” source for educators and the crafty-minded. Here you will find a huge selection of vintage fabrics and textures that will transform a piece of cloth into a work of art. The Swirley Lace (off white swirls on white organza) can be a beautiful and elegant addition to a wedding veil and the organza in sky, ballerina, burgundy and white are soft and feminine. For those of us who are thinking ahead to the holiday season, Fabric Planet is a great place for stocking up early on holiday trim and fabrics.

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Michael Levine
920 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 622-6259
www.lowpricefabric.com

Situated in Los Angeles’ iconic garment district, Michael Levine houses more than 70,000 square-feet of fabric from all over the world. Michael Levine’s assortment of fabrics and trimmings can be used for both fashion and home décor. Hawaiian prints are a a trend for summer and Michael Levine’s fabrics such as the Ohia Lehua Flower, Special Bias Multi-Lei print, the Pikake print and the Special Primitive Island Style Print (in purple) will create an tropical ambiance in your home whether in décor or hula-wear. In addition, the Monstera Leaf and the Honu (sea turtle) and great for pillows.

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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