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Shop Local: Bolt Fabrics Summer Sale


One of my favorite types of shopping locally is supporting small, niche boutique owners who love what they do and are passionate about their products. Which is why I loved meeting Susan from Bolt Fabrics last week, getting a tour of her South Lamar store, and a hands-on tutorial for a DIY project I’m currently working on. (More on that very soon!) I love, love, love when I can shop for both locally and Made in USA project supplies!

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Chelsea and I were swooning over the reams and reams of beautiful prints, patterns, and textures, our minds swimming with ideas for things we could make (if we could sew a little better). I think a sewing class might be next up on the to-do list… back to school season is right around the corner…

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If you’re looking for material, or need inspiration, for projects to keep you sane during these dog days of summer, head over to Bolt Fabrics this weekend for their clearance sale! Everything in store is 15% to 65% off (though a little bird tells us some fabrics may be more than 65% off!) now through closing on Saturday — including deep discounts on ready-made pillows, like these perfect poufs made from Texas tea towels.

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Bolt Fabrics
2200 South Lamar, Suite B
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-8255

Thursday & Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5

Photos: Copyright 2015, Shoestring LLC & Chelsea Laine Francis