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Best Fabric Stores In Tampa Bay

July 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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These Tampa Bay area fabric stores have everything you need, whether you’re into designing your own fashions or are looking to re-upholster grandma’s old sofa. Not only are you sure to be enticed by the selection, but you’ll also be surprised at some of the great deals these local stores offer––everything from $20 off for signing up for email to 15 percent discounts on senior day––all while getting  classy, unique fabrics with  dedicated service.
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Calico Corners
3813 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 801-9811
www.calicocorners.com

Calico Corners is a modern shop located in Tampa that offers a friendly and knowledgeable staff. For those looking for fabrics to update their home decor, Calico Corners even offers a free design service to get you started on the right foot. The decorators can even help you complete the look and install your designs for you if you like. The selection runs from vintage prints to modern styles and the fabric selection is in the thousands, so you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. Here you’ll also find trimmings for window coverings and throw pillows, fabrics for duvets and baby cribs, and table toppers and skirts. Sign up for the store’s emails to receive a $20 coupon.

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Hancock Fabrics
1112 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 251-4232
ww.hancockfabrics.com

Hancock Fabrics is a gem of a shop that is well known and loved in the area. For convenience sake, Hancock offers online shopping and free shipping when you spend over $35, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t go into the store to browse in person. This multi-purpose store has everything. If you’re looking for fabrics for fashion, select from a range of materials like fleece, swimwear linings, nylons, cotton florals, khaki, sequin and fabrics for babies. For quilters, there’s prints, solids and quilt kits, and for the home decorator, there’s plenty for wall stenciling, upholstery and window dressings. Seniors receive 15 percent discounts each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

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Jay’s Fabric Center  
801 Pasadena Ave.
South St. Petersburg 33707
(727) 381-6600
www.jaysfabriccenter.com

Jays Fabric Center is a unique little shop that has been family own and operated for more than 40 years. The store specializes in classy fabrics, but offers them at fair prices so that its customers can see the most bang for their buck. The owners are dedicated to helping you achieve the look you desire while staying within your budget. For home decorators, Jay’s will send someone to your home to consult on the look you are trying to achieve. If you’re into quilting, you’ll find a great selection of styles, colors and supplies here. If you’re a wanna-be-DIYer and you’re just starting out, check out one of Jay’s classes––they range from basic quilting and boxed cushion to doll making and purse classes.

Related: Best Vintage Clothing Shops In Tampa

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Johnsons Upholstery Inc
1940 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 821-1008
www.johnsonsupholstering.com

Johnsons Upholstery Inc has been around Saint Petersburg for more than 50 years, so the expertise found here is unrivaled. Johnsons Upholstery is committed to providing value for dollars and excellence in fabric for upholstery. Need to give an out-of-date couch a more modern look? Or are you looking to restore a great vintage piece you inherited? Johnson’s can not only re-upholster the furniture, but they can also help spice it up with designer pillows and custom fringe to complete the look.

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Plain and Fancy Fabric Market
6804 Cortez Road
West Bradenton, FL 34210
(941) 720-6422
www.plainandfancyfabricmarket.com

Plain and Fancy Fabric Market is a full service interior design shop offering everything from trim to fabric to gifts, which are displayed on vintage armoires. Opened by an inspired Florida State interior design and fashion merchandising major, Plain and Fancy can help you with everything from custom headboards and bedding to flowing window treatments and modern blinds. Recently, the owner opened up a sister location, Plain and Fancy Vintage Market, which is located adjacent to the fabric offerings and features vintage jewelry, artwork and home decor.

Related: Tampa’s Best In Modern Furniture Design

Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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