The Fabric of life...or...what material should I use to make that dress with?
There are many different types of fabrics, and many different ideas and crafts to do with them. For example, say you were redoing your home. For your kitchen, you could use cotton to make beautiful crisp curtains to hang above your windows. For a bedroom and living room, you may want to try velour for that sophisticated look. Don't want to throw out Great-grandma's old raggedy chair? No problem, just reupholster it and its as good as new. Or, if you or someone you know is having a baby, you could try oilcloth to make a diaper bag, or lace to add a delicate finishing touch to a bib, blanket or that cute little bonnet.
You can find all of these fabrics and more just about anywhere. You could try your local fabric and craft store. Browse the isles and get the feel for the fabric that would best suit your need. Or you could shop for the right fabrics from home on the internet. There are many different fabric stores and outlets including wholesale fabric, quilt fabric and fleece fabric out there and on the internet. Most of the time you could get factory outlet prices when shopping for your fabric from home.
The best thing about purchasing the fabric from the factory is you can get excellent quality fabrics for a fraction of the cost you would spend at the store. If you do your homework and know what kind of fabric and feel you want for that new project, chances are the outcome will be stunning to your guests and easy on your pocketbook!