About this time last year, I my first order from Cali Fabrics and did a haul video. I’ve enjoyed everything I made with that first order, including this, this, and these. When a little birdie offered to bring some fabric north for me this summer, I looked at lots of options online but settled Cali Fabrics again!
I’ve had plenty of disappointments shopping for knits online. You know, when you order something “medium-weight” and it turns out to be paper thin, or it’s describes as “soft and drapey” but it’s caked with ink and stiff as a board? Yuck. On the flip side, Cali seems to have reliable descriptions and a good selection.
Just look at these pretties!
They do sell lots of other types of fabrics: bottom-weight wovens, fake fur, sequins, crepe, lace, challis, and so on… but the one thing I find hardest to find locally is good rayon knit prints, so as you’ll see in the video, I am ALL ABOUT THOSE KNIT PRINTS!
Sometimes I feel a bit guilty posting these videos, like I buy too much fabric (You are rolling your eyes, right?) so I wanted to say off the bat that I’ve already sewn up 2 of the 3 fabrics I bought at Globetex. A really great wife would also have sewn up that hoodie for her mister, but, um, that hasn’t happened yet.
Have you ever ordered from Cali Fabrics? What are your go-to stores if you shop online? (And on a side note, would you be interested in me doing a video/post about rayon knits, what they are like to work with and wear, and why I love them so much? I feel like I’ve been mentioning them A LOT lately!)