Too Haute to Shop!

Hello Handbag Junkies!  I recently visited the Haute Fabric Store in Arlington, Virginia.  And all I can say is WOW…

This shop is amazing! I think they sell all of the Haute fabrics ever made there.  I went without a plan expecting something to jump out at me, but there were so many fabrics that I couldn’t make up my mind. So this time… it was too haute to shop!  No major shopping, but I see another shopping trip in my future.

I took this picture from the top of the stairs looking over the sea of textiles.


I spotted more color the next aisle over and I had to investigate. So many colorful handbags racing through my mind..20151110_151550

Then the silks drew me in closer and I thought….This must be what heaven looks like.. 🙂   I’m so glad I took pictures to make a selection before I go back. 20151110_152051

Well I didn’t leave empty-handed, because this wishbone remnant greeted me at the door when I arrived. Only 2.5 yards remained at $25 a yard and I was able to negotiate the price to $20 a yard.  The color and the soft plush texture sucks me in every time!


Normally I’m a thrifty girl, but I had to have it. I found a similar wishbone remnant a couple of years ago at an antique shop. I sold the tote bag shown below at my first craft fair to the girlfriend that introduced me to the Haute Fabric Store.  Now that’s a coincidence!

I’m thinking of making another tote bag similar to this… What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


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5 Comments Add yours

  1. sewloveable says:

    Oh wow I have to check this shop out!! Thanks for sharing.


    1. lacartera says:

      You’re welcome! It’s a small shop jammed packed with fabric. Enjoy! :mrgreen:

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  2. lindaglovinghome says:

    It’s a hit!…When I saw your first picture of all the fabric I said to myself…”OMG that is heaven”, then I kept reading…you thought so too. 🙂 Fab find!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lacartera says:

      Hahaha! You’re so right… that is a piece of heaven on earth. Great minds think alike. Thanks for the Hit too.😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Thimberlina says:

    Wow! Fabric shopping heaven! I’d make another, love the bow 😃

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