Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Know Any Good Sewing Shops in Georgia??

I often go several times a year to the fine state of Georgia to visit folks and to eat my weight in dessert at The Grit, boiled peanuts and fresh peaches.  And I know there are a number of southern seamstresses who would know where to find some good fabric shops there. Now, I'm not talking JoAnn Fabric or the such (unless there is a super secret awesome chain I don't know about!)... I'd love to know the about the independent fabric shops, the discount warehouses, the thrift shops, the haberdashery shops the places a yankee seamstress like me should know about (yes, I do live below the Mason-Dixon line, but I'm from a couple states north of it.)  I'd love to hear about what I can find in and around North Georgia, Athens, Atlanta and Gainesville.  Share your secret sewing shop destinations!      


  1. While in Georgia, I went to Gail K. Fabrics. Lovely selection, but a bit pricey. Did find ITY Knit for $5.00/yd.


  2. I don't know what Disquis is skipping some of my comments and not posting them! (I have this issue fairly regularly) But thank you Sheila, I was able to see your comment via Blogger still. Thank you so much! I'm off to check out their website now!! Sheila said: While in Georgia, I went to Gail K. Fabrics. Lovely selection, but a bit pricey. Did find ITY Knit for $5.00/yd. http://www.gailkfabricsinc.com.

  3. Kathy - If you are looking for off the beaten path, I've got a couple of doozies for you. First, you might like to take a look at FabricTown in Stockbridge, GA http://fabrictowninc.com/ Don't let the storefront fool you. It has a second level (downstairs) that is FULL of knit deals, usually around $5 a yard.

    Also on the east side, OTP (outside the perimeter), is Ohco in Covington. http://www.ohcoinc.com/ Mostly home dec fabric, there are gems to be found here. If you go, make sure you wind your way to the very back building (yes, there's more than one building!). I once found a table full of OOP patterns for 25 cents apiece (they don't usually carry patterns).

    If you have any questions, let me know. I live in the area and would be happy to help!

    Travel safely,

  4. Nice!!!!!!! That's what I'm talking about!! Thank you a bunch!