Fabric ~ Galloons ~ Lace
Elizabeth Morgan’s website, Church Linens and Vestments, offers a nice line of fabrics for ecclesiastical sewing. CLV is also a great source for excellent linen. We ordered some from her to make our purificators.
The rest of the site is full of wonderful tips and techniques that you’ll want to add to your knowledge base. Her book, Sewing Church Linens, is a must-read too. It is listed in greater detail on our Tutorials page.
Textile Discount Outlet is by far my favorite fabric store in Chicago. It’s a little hard to explain. It’s BIG, like three-floors big, like there’s-too-much-fabric-to-look-at big. It’s a hedge maze of yard goods in a really old factory building with creaky wood floors. It’s staffed by guys sporting tattoos named Angel. The prices are great too, really great! Wear comfortable shoes and bring along your GPS in case you need some help getting back to the front door. Be forewarned that this establishment is not open on Friday or Saturday. Their phone is (773) 847-0572
They also have the best address ever!
2121 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608
You can visit their website below but it’s not nearly as much fun.