Fabrics * Buttons * Trims

About Us


Our fabric store started as a sparkle in the eye of "BZ", who founded a store in McLean, VA and later expanded to a second location at the Watergate. When she decided to retire, she first sold the Watergate location to Moe and later the McLean location to another fabric store owner. Moe upgraded the selection by connecting with luxury suppliers, and by becoming the first retailer in the DC area to offer fabrics from designers like Versace, Koos van den Akker, Valentino, and others. Our highly appreciative customers have come from all over the world since 1979!

When we outgrew our Watergate location after 17 years, we moved to the heart of Washington DC's lobbying district, at 18th and K Streets, NW. We thrived there for years and after about 21 years we relocated to the beautiful Georgetown Park Mall. We enjoyed our time at the Shops at Georgetown Park, and the years flew by. ​

Although we looked many places from DC to Arlington to Leesburg and Fredericksburg, one day we went out of our orbit and re-discovered the historic town of Culpeper. A few months later, we got our final brick and mortar ready!

Now we've transitioned to all-online. We can serve our customers old and new, whoever has an internet connection. But, we can also do snail mail (some still do) and phone orders.

We've searched the world for the most exclusive suppliers through the years, and watched the fabric and home sewing industry go through a lot of growing pains. We remain committed to high quality, mostly natural fiber fabrics for apparel sewing, and we include the best of modern fibers and a select grouping of other types of fabrics including basics like muslin, lining, and interfacing. And our buttons...trims...and accessories like frog closures and appliques...you can easily get lost in creativity!

If you have any questions about our current stock: 202 507 9775. Call or text anytime, and if we are busy, just leave a message!