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Fabric Store Locations

Published 08/14/2011 by Donna Kennedy

Before you start a project, you need to get your fabric! Here are a few of my favorite places to get fabric in Las Vegas:

  • Tandy Leather near Flamingo and Pecos has a wide selection of leathers and associated supplies.
  • Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Crafts is a good all-around fabric and notions store, especially if you sign up for their email coupons. They have 2 locations in Las Vegas, one on the west side of town at Rainbow and Lake Mead and one in the southwest at Sunset and Marks.  They also have an available app for your smartphone which is great for coupons too!
  • Hancock Fabrics has 2 Vegas locations, one on the west side of town at W. Lake Mead and Decatur, and one at the south end at S. Maryland and E. Silverado Ranch.
  • Hobby Lobby has various locations about the city.
  • Home Fashions on Decatur and Oakey.  They carry a wide assortment of materials suitable for your home.
  • Heddy’s on W. Charleston between Decatur and Jones.  Heddy’s offers some specialty items that will be hard to find elsewhere.  Great fabric for costuming.
  • Michael’s also carries a limited supply of notions for sewing and has the Clover ripper/awl that is recommended.

Please take note on the back of the pattern and get the suggested notions (in addition to thread!) that are listed for your project.  If you don’t have everything when you start, you may need to make an additional trip to the store to get them.

Don’t forget to wash and iron your fabrics after you buy them.  If you are uncertain about the appropriate care for the fabric, ask at the cutting table when you have the material cut.  You don’t know who may have handled them before you!

Flowery Fabric Bolts

(Photo by Tinou Bao on Flickr)

Sewing Machine Repair Shops

Published 08/12/2011 by Donna Kennedy

There are a number of sewing machine repair shops in Las Vegas, but here are a few I’ve either used myself or heard good things about:

A-All Discount Vacuum & Sewing‎
4530 East Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89121-6705
(702) 456-2535

Vegas Vacuum and Sewing‎
5965 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 364-1107

** July 2014 ***Additional note-Serger routine maintenance can often be completed in 1 to 3 days depending on time machine is brought to this location.  Call ahead for best time to bring serger in.

Tabic’s Sewing Machines‎
1000 E Charleston Blvd # 104
Las Vegas, NV 89104-1560
(702) 384-1963