ENTERPRISE CLIP: Home-sewn clothes are making a comeback. But is it too late for dying fabric stores?

Lede: Fabric stores that sell threads, buttons and materials for making clothes are dwindling in San Diego, with owners shuttering their shops citing waning interest from customers.

The disappearance of fabric stores is probably not a shock to outsiders — in the age of fast fashion, who still makes their own clothes?But sewing garments at home is — surprisingly — not dead.

While fabric stores of yesteryear are falling off the map, a new industry is rising up to meet the modern demands of young “sewists” — a relatively new term that describes anyone who sews. And these businesses look quite different than your grandma’s fabric shop.


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