I’ve dressed as a vampire the last several years, but this year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series airing, I’m going as a Starfleet captain. My uniform will be from the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
I ordered a pattern and got it just last week, with every intention of buying fabric to start work on it right away, but, alas, I hit a snag.
In the last year and a half, I’ve purchased almost all fabric from Hancock Fabrics. They had a great selection of fabric, and some pretty sweet coupons as well. Earlier this year, several HF stores closed here in the metro (the company filed for bankruptcy), but three remained open.
I drove to one of the stores last week and when I got there, the window displays were gone, the store was empty. I pulled up their website and it says “coming soon” on the home page. How soon is coming soon? Will it be an online store? While I have in the past, I don’t like buying fabric online.
We do have two other fabric stores: Jo-Ann Fabrics and SR Harris Fabric Outlet. Jo-Ann’s has a nice selection of fabric, but it’s more of a craft store. SR Harris is an outlet with floor to ceiling bolts of fabric, and it can be overwhelming.
In my opinion, two options isn’t a lot of choice.
I do hope is Hancock Fabrics comes back in some incarnation, but, if not, I’ll be shopping for an online store.