Confessions of a Fabricholic

When do you realize that you have too much fabric?  When do you realize that this is where all your money has gone?  When do you realize that at your time allotment of sewing that it will take you 20 years to sew the fabric you have on hand?

But you want so much more!!!!!

My husband needs to get into my sewing space as we are getting our electrical re-wired in the house.  Since the fuse box is in my sewing room, I need to clean our my space to get the work done.

Therefore, I have had to move all my fabric off my 3 shelves.  I never knew I had that much fabric.

Now I cut swatches of each fabric that I buy and put how many yards, length and type. So it never seems like so much.  In fact I keep thinking I have no knits, but…….

here are my knits that I actually do have:


Wow  have plain and printed as shown below:


But that’s not it, i also have suiting pants:


And dressy fabric


Cotton and jeans, wool, jacket material


And so much more:


And so I have realized that I need to stop buying fabric.  I have so much that I need to focus on using up my stash.  I have made a goal that after Mother’s Day, lol, I will not buy anymore fabric unless it is lining.

Thank goodness my husband is not here to see this!!!!

Who Elise has a fabricholice obession????

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I have just started sewing four years ago. I have always wanted to be a fashion designer. But getting pregnant young, forced me to go into a more practical career direction. Now that I am older, I am determined to learn all there is about sewing. This is my journey on learning.

2 thoughts on “Confessions of a Fabricholic”

  1. Yes, me too! I keep track of my fabric by the meter now. There is a Facebook group for us Fabricolics. It has a chart where you can publicly keep track of what you have, buy and actually sew. At least with that system I have gone down 11 meters so far this year. Which is good because I know I am going to be buying more when I’m on holidays in the summer! I never thought to label my fabric with a tape though with the length and whatever info I have. I do have a photo with details for each meter on my computer though so I don’t have to search plastic tubs to find what I want to use. Just think of all the lovely things you could make with all this!


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