Rewind- Toronto Shopping Trip
My fiance made the mistake of telling me to pick out all the stores I wanted to visit and make a list. I know, he’s crazy 🙂 So over to Google I head and type in “Fashion District Toronto”. I highly recommend any crafter/seamstress/designer do this, it shows hundreds of stores to choose from! Sure enough I had a nice list of all the places I wanted to check out!
If you have never been to the Fashion District you really must go! There are some really cool landmarks to check out. My favourite is always this giant thimble that’s surrounded by giant buttons and a tape measure sidewalk!
The first store we went into by accident really. We were walking down Queen St., looking in all the windows when I spotted some Amy Butler fabric on top of all of the fabric in this store! I’m a huge lover of Amy Butlers designs so I knew right away what I was seeing and knew I wanted some. So thank you to Trendy Fabrics I finally got my hands onto more of my favourite fabric!
The next place we went was Bling Bling bead store. This place was stocked floor to ceiling with beads and all kinds of buttons and things! The family running the store was super nice as well as really helpful! I immediately went to the sale/clearance section, it meant I could spend a minimal amount of money but get a lot and sure enough I did!
The next place we went was to this cool little store. I can’t think of the name but when I do I will share it! The store is on the corner of Queen St and Augusta Ave. It carries all kinds of fun and random things! This is where we saw the coolest cat “scratcher” ever!
So that was day one of our trip! Pretty successful I’d say! Day two was just as great as well!
Our first stop (after Quiznos for lunch) was to King Textiles! This is a pretty awesome store, literally filled with fabric or any possible type that you would need! Unfortunately on the day we went their lower level was closed. It had all their upholstery fabric and vintage sewing machines. It was a pretty cool store, this is what I left with:
After finishing there, we headed to one of my favourite yarn shops Americo. The ladies in this shop are the sweetest, friendliest and more welcoming of all the stores we visited! I always swoon over their yarn when we go! This time I bought this gorgeous purple yarn:
After there we stopped in a few other stores but came out empty handed as most of them were so jam packed with fabric and things it was too overwhelming to deicde!
As you can see I love shopping for fabric and especially in Toronto! I have already decided all the places I want to visit next time we head there. There’s just so much to look at, you need 2 full days at minimum to take it all in!
Now what do I have to do? Try to find some things to make with my new fabric, beads and yarn instead of just hoarding it away 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I’m going to be busy, still sewing for the Made by Hand Show!