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Message Board > Regional Communities > Where are all the Hawaiian sewers? ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Date: 8/12/11 7:11 PM

We just moved to Oahu and I'm looking for other sewers here on the island that can work on projects together and tell me where to buy fabric locally.

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Date: 8/12/11 8:26 PM

Aloha!

I live in the North Shore of Oahu and would love to work on projects with you.
Where are you located?

As for fabric stores, not very many choices. There is Fabric Mart- they have 3 locations in the island and one really nice quilt shop is Kaimuki Dry Goods in Kaimuki. There a a few smaller quilt shops and off course there is Walmart.

What type of sewing are you interested in?

Nonette
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Date: 8/13/11 0:16 AM

I'm not from Hawaii but I did go to Oahu last year. I came back with a suitcase full of fabric. I only made it to Fabric Mart but they had excellent prices. If you go to the big flea market near the stadium, they have cotton/poly blend fabric for about $3-4/yd.

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Date: 8/13/11 2:41 PM

Okay, I thought it would be rude to respond like this yesterday but today I cannot curb my wayward intentions.

Where are all the Hawaiian sewers.............
Over here on the mainland eagerly waiting to join you.

My apologies, I hope that you can all get together soon. There are few things in life better than a good sewing friend.

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Date: 8/14/11 11:55 PM

Wow, there has got to be more sewers in Hawaii out there!! I was hoping for a lot of responses, but have you all moved to the mainland? Please come back!

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Date: 8/18/11 12:36 PM

a7yrstitch: Your reply was great!

Nonette: So I guess we're the only two!! I'm over here by Pearl Harbor. Yeah, my husband is in the military. He'll be leaving in the next 2 weeks and I'm not working yet (in no hurry) so I will have PLENTY of time to work on projects.

I have been to Fabric Mart over in Pearl Ridge, but that's it. I haven't found the Dry Goods place yet. I'll have to check them out. I just bought a bunch from Fabric Mart, but the shipping was 30$. I never thought about that.

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Date: 8/18/11 3:10 PM

What kind of sewing are you interested in? I am currently working on sewing projects for my granddaughter who begins preschool next week. I am also currently working with a swimsuit designer her in the North Shore. I work from home.

Are you talking about Fabricmart.com? Wow, that's expensive shipping charges. Fabric.com offers free shipping to Hawaii if you order minimum of $35. I bought 100 yds of fabric from them last month - shipping was free and fast.

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Date: 8/18/11 7:28 PM

Well, since it is just the two of you, I know you'd like a little extra company here so I would like to ask a question. I'm drooling over the thought that you may be able to have fabrics shipped in from Japan also!!! Is that a potential fabric resource for you? Anyway, hi from over here, hope you get to meet one another.

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Date: 8/21/11 12:52 PM

Kaimuki Dry Goods seems to be the choice spot for designer fabrics these days, according to the Yelp reviews. Reviewers complained it was expensive compared to the other couple of shops out there. But if the high end selection is way better, that makes sense. Sewing is not usually about 'saving money' these days, is it.

I haven't lived in Hawaii for ages, but Kaimuki Dry Goods was always one of my stops on the eternal hunt for fabrics. Kuni Dry Goods, near University Ave is much diminished, but I believe it is still there.

One place to look for fabric is thrift shops, white elephant sales, church rummage sales, as many families will donate when Grandma passes on. I will never forget the 2 yards of major silk brocade at St. Clement's rummage sale on Wilder Ave. I found. Mother Rice Japanese Language Pre-School has a good thrift store also I believe.

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