But then the guilt sets in. I should have bought it at my local shop - and I do try and support local business as much as possible as its not just the fabrics you are buying but their expertise and guidance as well - but I just couldn't afford £66 when I could buy it for £33. Its simple maths. I felt like the kind of person that looks in Foyles to check out a book and then buys it on Amazon - and I don't like to do it. Seeing as a shop near my home has closed in the last year and you never know how well the smaller haberdasheries and fabric stores are doing we should all try and be a bit better shouldn't we. But sometimes its the state of my bank balance that makes the decision for me. I would still rather have the satisfaction of walking away with my purchase than waiting for ages for something to come through the post but I know I am not the only one who wants a bargain!
There are other reasons for buying on the internet of course. The variety is immense, you feel you have everything on your doorstep. Sometimes its just easier. I work all over London and I am just lucky to have somewhere near me at the moment to buy fabric but generally it requires a trip into the centre to my nearest shop and its just too much after a long day. So mostly I have to admit to searching the web on a lunch hour and with a quick click it can all be mine.
So where do you shop for your fabrics and why?