Founded in 2014, L'Etoffe Fabrics is a boutique fabric shop dedicated to the art of garment sewing and fine crafts. Located in the historic Washburne District and a member of the Booth Kelly Makers, L'Etoffe Fabrics is one of the pioneers who laid the groundwork for the recent revitalization of Downtown Springfield, Oregon. With ten years experience in the fashion business, owner Ina Mounir brings her vision and expertise to inspire new and established sewers.
Our philosophy: sewing is good for the soul of the community, it inspires our youth to bigger and better, promotes improved global labor standards, and helps save the environment - join the slow fashion revolution.
#MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN CLOTHES
Fine fabrics are at the core of L'Etoffe. Each piece is selected by hand to reflect our commitment to quality and sustainability. Fabric stock is primarily comprised of designer remnants, surplus, organic/ecofriendly, and a bit from importers.
We specialize in European, American made, and contemporary Japanese garment fabric. Fibers include silk, wool, rayon, cotton, linen, fine synthetics, including interfacings - fusibile and sew in.
L'Etoffe Fabrics is a small shop - the notion selection is in constant rotation with a little bit of this and that. Snaps, hook and eyes, zippers, beeswax, etc. Brands include Maison Sajou, Bohin, and Clover Japan. Looking for something hard to find? We can help.
Yes, the world of sewing patterns has changed. Vogue and Butterick are no longer the standard. Independant pattern companies dominate the sewing market today and best part - almost all are woman owned businesses!
We carry Decades of Style, Sewing Workshop, Grainline Studio, DP Studio Paris, Named, Thread Theory, Center for Pattern Design, and more.
Big/Little Kids are one of our most important customers. L'Etoffe Fabrics carries a full range of fabric and trims for little ones including organic and low impact dyed cottons from Birch Organic and Cloud 9. Ribbons from France, Cotton and Steel, lead free buttons, Spechler Vogel heirloom cotton, and more. Ask about our beautiful gift baskets for new babies.
TRIMS TRIMS TRIMS
Trims give your work that extra special something, a wonderful tool for upcycling vintage finds, essential for children's wear, and a way to explore creativity even with novice sewing skills.
L'Etoffe carries a variety of fine trims ranging from laces, eyelet, Chanel inspired jacket trim, petersham grosgrain ribbon, and lingerie supplies. Stock is sourced from France, Italy and Japan. Brands include Lineapiu Italy and Mokuba (my favorite).
We can special order ribbons as well.
We are all crafters at heart. If you need a project palette cleanser L'Etoffe has a revolving selection of fine craft supplies which range from sashiko to accessories.