The Common Thread provides Austinites friendly and
knowledgeable service and an ever-changing variety of high-quality
fabrics, patterns, and notions at accessible prices so everyone
from crafters and sewing hobbyists to designers and fashionistas
can turn any idea into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation.
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Whether you are creating a finely tailored wool jacket or an easy cotton print wrap skirt, you will find an inspiring selection of high-quality, natural fiber fabrics at The Common Thread.
You will also find a unique selection of patterns from independent designers as well as the full line of Vogue patterns to get you started and help you on your way.
The Common Thread stocks hard to find organic fabrics such as hemp and bamboo, and cotton prints.
We have fun fabrics for outfitting the nursery and the little ones. Other crafty fabrics include oil cloth, laminated cotton, flannel, and organic fleece. And you will find unique natural fiber trims and ribbons to add flair to your project.
We carry garment-quality linings and woven interfacings and a great collection of specialty notions and tools.
With books, classes, and knowledgeable service, a one-of-a-kind garment fitted to you and your style is closer than you think.
Be creative, add a personal touch, and take pride every time you wear your finished design.
Don't spend your time sifting through a big box hoping to find an acceptable piece. Come to The Common Thread and select from a collection of gems.