I buy most of my fabrics online, and I want to spend a little time featuring one of the shops where I have purchased. Who knows, maybe this will become a regular post for me!
I chose to feature Jen from DownShadowLane primarily because she has exhibited all of the reasons why I like to buy online (particularly from the Etsy crowd…anyone noticing a theme here?) I originally contacted Jen because I was in need of a large quantity of a particular fabric that I was having a terrible time finding. She did not have it, but she offered to get it for me and for a great price! This may not seem like a big deal, but any other time I have contacted other shops in search of fabric–whether online or local–the response I have received is simply, “sorry, we do not carry that.” So, to find someone who I did not know but who was willing to help me out like that was a big deal! She was really easy to work with, and certainly went “above and beyond”.
I asked Jen to tell me a few things about herself that I could share with you. I hope you enjoy getting to know her more as much as I did!
Q: How/why and when did you decide to start selling fabrics?
A: I started selling fabrics around 1 and a half years ago. I have been sewing for around 6 years, so when I started selling my projects on etsy I thought why not sell some of my designer fabrics that I had to much of.
It pretty much took off from there, now I do more business with my fabric store than my craft site that I sell things like handbags, jewelry, crochet items (yes I am a little ADHD! LOL). It seems that I am addicted to the feel and prints of fabric. I just love all the colors and textures of fabrics.
Q: What do you like most about selling fabrics?
A: I love selling fabric because I get to meet so many people all over the world. I have convo’s from everywhere, and it is so nice to chat with such friendly people. Second I love selling fabric because of my addiction to it. It is so much fun searching for just the right color or print and then being able to offer it others.
Q: Are you working on making anything right now?
A: Right now I am working on the straps for a purse that I have designed. I love to make my own purse patterns. I am really excited about this one.
Thanks to Jen for answering my questions and just generally being so great! Here’s a sneak peak at what else this woman of many talents can do…you can click any of the pictures to see even more!