Hello everyone!! Happy Wednesday! So today’s post is going to be about my trip to the garment/ Fabric district in LA. If you read my recent blog post about the Mimi G Conference, you read that I took a fabric trip on Sunday! As I mentioned, I was planning to do a separate blog post for the garment district because it was so amazing, that it needed its own post!! So this post is very picture-heavy so be prepared! (I do apologize, I did not get all the names of the fabric stores.)
So the 1st fabric store I visited was Michael Levine’s. I picked up about a few pieces of fabric, but my goal was to save money for the rest of the district. Last year, I spent all my time in there, I did not need to do that again. Below are the pictures from Michael Levine’s.
I spent $30 in Michael Levine’s and was throughly pleased with my selections. The prices were amazing, plus our additional 20% off discount for the Mimi G Conference. I always love coming here because of the amazing fabrics!
The next place I went to visit was called the Loft. It’s part of Michael Levine’s. If you’re unfamiliar with the Loft, please get familiar with it! The fabric is $3 a pound!!! Yes you read that right! Here are some pictures below:
In total, I spent about $10 here!!! I got so many different knits and cotton prints, they were super pretty! I did not do as much damage as last year, however I did come back with probably the same amount of fabric lol.
The next place I visited was a fabric place called Natan Fabric Inc. This place had so really cool fabrics. I got some fabrics from there but not a lot because I was on a tight budget. The place had fabric bots inside and outside the store. It was overwhelming but yet, still so amazing. Take a look below at the pictures of this beautiful fabric store.
The next place I visited was my favorite one! ALL THE FABRIC WAS $1.99!!! This place was small, but I still got the fabric I was looking for! I didn’t take a lot of pictures of this store, because I was way too preoccupied looking at the fabric in there! I actually got some really pretty floral prints from here that you’ll see in future DIY posts!
The next place I visited was called Angel Textiles! This place is massive! I didn’t get any fabric from here because I was way too overwhelmed by what was there. In all honesty, I would probably have to spend the whole day in there and actually look at all the fabrics. I absolutely loved it in there!! I wish I had more time to look in there at the choices! Take a look below!:
This next 2 stores was pretty nice as well. I loved their selection. One thing I noticed, is that all fabric stores in the garment district, have different selections. You will not find the same fabrics in each store, which I can appreciate. Some of the prices ranged from .99 to $5, which is still such a great bargain! Take a look at some of the pictures below:
Last but not least! The notions store!! I was walking for blocks and asked so many people where the notions store was and no one knew! I was very irritated (not going to lie). Until, I heard the choir sing!! I finally found the store!!! GOLDEN CUTTING & SEWING SUPPLIES! I am super obsessed with this store. I went last year but couldn’t stay long, so I knew that this was going to be the year I stay and buy somethings! I spent a good $50 total, and I have no regrets! When you all look at these photos, you’ll see why:
THEY HAVE EVERYTHING!!!!!
Planning on visiting the fabric district? Here are my important tips to make your trip economical and affordable!
- Bring a suitcase/luggage for fabric. (It’s always nice to have a suitcase to put your fabric in. While you’re walking around it great for easy traveling purposes.)
- Get there early! (The garment district shopping will most likely take all day. Get there early so you can find a good parking space.)
- Have a car! (I’ve learned from experience that it’s so much easier to have a car. Having a place to keep your fabrics while you shop is great! Parking was about $5-$10.)
- Bring cash! (Most of the fabric stores do not take credit/debit cards. Plus they have ATMs there, but that transaction fee is a BIG NO!)
- Everything is negotiable! (While at the notions store, I bought a walking foot that was originally $20. I paid $16 for it. If they like you, they’ll bring the prices down!)
I will be planning another trip to LA real soon. I think LA will become a yearly trip for me🤔.
You all have a great rest of your day! See you all again for another blog post!