Shop Local: New Fabric Store in We-Ho

If you couldn’t tell from my post about Quilt Week, I am addicted to textiles. The Fabric Studio, a new shop in Wedgewood-Houston that offers unique and modern fabrics, hard-to-find patterns, and sewing classes, is sure to enable my obsession.  It opened last month and couldn’t come at a better time or be in a better place. Located at 221 Chestnut Street, it’s just a hop away from Chestnut Studios and Fort Houston. As soon as we walked in, my partner and I both envisioned the studio as a stop on the First Saturday Art Crawl.

fabric studio fabric

Owner Nancy Conger’s taste is impeccable. Her stock holds fabrics that resist the ordinary from designers like Nani Iro, Robert Kaufman, and Cloud 9. Most go for $11-$13/yd., but unlike other fabric stores in the area, they feel exquisite and sew like a dream. They’re truly worth your hard-earned cash. While the prices may make me think twice before cutting, I can’t find modern prints like these anywhere else in Nashville.

You’ll also find notions, a wonderful embroidery corner, and patterns by independent makers like Colette and By Hand London.

fabric studio

The Fabric Studio will soon be hosting sewing classes and labs as well. Nancy herself is easy to talk to, friendly, and down to earth. She sews and quilts, and she works out of the studio. Wedgewood-Houston is bursting with creativity, and I’m so excited that textiles are getting thrown into the mix.



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Weekend: Prepare to be rocketed into the fourth dimension of craftiness. 

This weekend, Tennessee’s craft men and craft women will convene for what looks to be an all out celebration of things crafty.  Two hundred vendors will set up shop in Centennial Park for three days. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, watch artisans practice their trade, and hit the food trucks. This is my kind of weekend!

Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5.