District Fabric: My Kind of Place

Sometimes a new kind of place comes along that hits just the right note. Sweet, but not cloying; fresh, but not cheeky; robust, but not overwhelming. District Fabric.

Hanging wall of District Fabrics

Such a place is District Fabric. Owned and run by the adorable Ms Ashley Portilla, District houses a lovely collection of beautifully curated fabrics. You won’t find everything there. You might not even find what you are looking for. But what District DOES have is wonderful fabric. Soft knit in solids and whimsical prints that want to become tops or oh-so-cozy PJs. Flamboyant silks that want to dance the night away. Denims, some by designers like Calvin Klein, that are dying to become your next pair of pants or pencil skirt. (Because after all, there is no such thing as too much denim in your closet.) Would you prefer to stitch up a blouse? Cute, sophisticated, and unique cottons are on the shelf near the front door, so you might find something that suits you there. Organic cottons? Check. Interesting linens that could be home dec accessories or garments are on the rolls near the door. There are more treasures than you might suspect at first glance in this small shop!

Ashley and Amy

Last Friday Amy of Sew Well and I met up at District. Amy is new to Seattle, and I wanted her to know about this little gem of a fabric store. Don’t you love how engrossed Ashley and Amy are in their conversation about sewing? It is a safe bet that we all will be continuing our chatting and friendship and fabric petting in the future; Friday was just the warm-up.

I had to scoot back to Bellevue, so I didn’t get any close-ups of some of my favorite textiles. Next time. And likely it will be before too long. In the meantime, stop by and say hi to Ashley, and then let me know what you think of District.

Happy sewing!


4 Responses to District Fabric: My Kind of Place

  1. I have been wanting to swing by and check it out. I live in Queen Anne and end up at Nancys because it is 2 blocks away. I will try to get over there soon the store looks fabulous. Thanks for the preview.

    • Oh, I love Nancy’s too. I think Tamara does a great job – the variety and different price points increased since she took over buying.

      Definitely do check District out, Jen. I liken their inventory to Stitches on Capital Hill. Neither store has everything you might ever want, but what they do stock is lovely. Let me know your thoughts after visiting!

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