8 locations in San Diego County

Fancier fabric. Good source of brocades, metallics, chiffons, ultrasuede, bridal stuff. Prices reasonable to expensive. Stock varies widely from store to store, so check several until you find one with the right fit for your needs. Some of the stores are big warehouse-sized affairs, while some are quite modest. [Editorís Note: I practically lived at these stores when I started costuming in the 1970ís, and still visit them whenever I am in the San Diego area.] (KD)

15 locations in San Diego

Recommended branches:
1067 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92921, (619) 444-3208
907 East Plaza Blvd., El Cajon, CA 92050, (619) 477-3749

Good source of lame, velvet, brocades, embroidered chiffon, sparkle organza, drapery and upholstery fabric. The Plaza Blvd. store has a huge selection of everything. (KD)

2110 S. Bascom Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 377-1401
Hours: 9:00-8:30 Mon-Fri; 9:00-6:00 Sat; 10:30-5:00 Sun

Dress and drapery fabric (lots of inexpensive bolt ends). Unusual laces, tapestries, and brocades. Also tricot, suedecloth, sheers, woolens, silks. They tend to hang on to everything, even when it is out of season elsewhere. Worth checking out. Accepts phone orders. No catalog. Accepts MC and Visa. (KD, AH, GBACG)

P.O. Box 245 S.R. 5
Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone: (260) 768-4887; FAX: (260) 768-7182
Email: mailto:fabrics@shipshewana.com
URL: www.yoderdepartmentstore.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00-5:30

The absolute best fabric selection in northeast Indiana, They have fine wools, silk, LOTS of calico, buckram, fashion fabrics, and an Amish department store with hats, shoes, etc. Mail order available. (KG)

12 Cranbrook Road (Yorktowne Plaza)
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(301) 667-0253
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-9:00; Sat 10:00-6:00; Sun 12:00-5:00
Contact Person: Jim Rogers

Good hobby shop with lots of tools and raw materials for making whatever you want: glues, music wire, Dremel tools, Exacto knives, styrene plastic, plastruct shapes, airbrushes, bass wood for carving, metal tubing, more! (KD, RD)