This weekend, I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics, where I bought something that A) I thought was $9.99 a yard, and B) thought was included in the Home Decor Fabrics Sale at 40% off.
I was then A) Shocked and B) Speechless when the fabric that should have cost roughly $6 a yard wound up being $17.99 a YARD!
I about died. Hubby, of course, said "So what, you like it, right? Buy it!" I, of course, did.
Today, I looked through Fabric.com to see if they had any good steals. Of course, they did. I found a cute, very similar medium weight fabric to recover a really cool chair, and I got it for under $5 a yard.
Better yet? They have a sale on all clearance fabrics!
Enter in clearance323 at checkout, and all your clearance items will drop in price by 30%!!
Should you wind up spending $35 or more, you can also get free shipping. But, the prices are low to begin with, so it may take quite a bit of fabric to do that!
They also have other items for crafting, including scrapbooking!
This is the fabric I ordered.
Upon going back to the site, I found more fabric I love even more, though, for a similar price. I may just have to order more, because how CUTE is THIS one?
And I also REALLY like this one:
All of these are home decor fabrics, suitable for making slip covers, or in my case, recovering a chair. I don't know if I would want that last one in a large quantity, but it'll take less than 1/2 a yard to re-do the chair I have, which is just about right.
The chair I keep mentioning? Oh, a total Goodwill SNAG. OMG, I was in love when I saw it!
I did a bit of research. The name on the bottom matches up with a New York furniture company that was around in mid 40's through the early 50's. It's sturdy, it doesn't wobble at all. It's gorgeous- or will be. The vinyl is all in great shape- it isn't cracked or torn at all. But, I want something prettier for my craft space!
I've never recovered a chair, so I'm excited to try it! I'll spray the frame a fun color, too. If I order that last fabric, I think a nice light blue would set the colors off without being too obnoxiously bright. The fabric I have here is bright stripes, very beach-like, and when we were looking at spray paints, the pale blue looked great against it. So did yellow.
Either way, the frame does need a spray job, as the paint is scuffed and marked up on the chair.
Isn't it fabulous, though? Go ahead, you may bask in the glory of it.