Zipper Tailor Fabric Snap: Yardage, Buttons & Patterns

Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Last updated on May 10, 2022

Featuring from Studio Girasole: unique quilt art


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Nancy Turbitt

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Nancy Turbitt


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Sales 1,239
On Etsy since 2013

Zipper Tailor Fabric Snap is an outlet for the sales of my sewing goods overflow.

There is a saying that most of us who sew know, "The one with the most fabric when she dies, wins."

For most of my life I have been buying fabrics for use in making primarily my own clothes. Now that I am older, I have found that I have way more than I can use in a lifetime. I am an art quilter and most of my sewing is now done on my artwork. You will not find any of the types of fabric that I use in my art here. What you will find are some of the most unusual and lovely cut pieces of fabric. I have always had an artist's eye for pretty things.

I have stored all my fabrics throughout the years folded in dark plastic bins in my home. They are clean, dry and unwashed and with no faded spots. My home is smoke and mildew free. For those that find themselves highly allergic, I have always had cats around.

Along with wonderful fabric, you may notice quite a few buttons. I have always been fascinated by the masterful craftsmanship and allure of old buttons. I have been collecting and researching them for quite a few years now. I am literally drowning in a tsunami of buttons! So many of my happy button discoveries will make their way into the shop. I never could resist a fabulous new sewing pattern either, and this resulted in bins full of unused patterns. I sell Vogue patterns in a range of sizes and have added to my personal collection when I find something wonderful. I have found some amazing vintage designer Vogue patterns and am slowly entering them into my shop. I like selling the unused ones but occasionally will find a cut one that is crazy wonderful and I count the pattern pieces to make sure you are getting the complete pattern.

As I mentioned I am a textile artist. Some of my work is offered here for sale as well as the sewing supplies. My daughter has been crafting the most charming rosaries out of semi precious stones. She has been beading for a while now and has a lovely way of creating these beautiful gift items. You will find some of her best offerings in the shop as well.

I hope that you will find something that you will love and are able to use or collect. I would love to see what you have made with your fabric or button purchases. As most of my fabric pieces are not on bolts, but cut remnants, I prefer not to cut them again. However, if a yardage is over 2 yards I will considered cutting it. Email me with your requests. There are a few fabric listings that I have larger quantities of which you will find listed at by-the-yard prices. Look for listings that say "multiple yards available" for these offerings. For now, I ship only in the USA and for almost every listing I will assume the shipping cost for you. Postage costs have gone up so there are a small amount of items which I have asked for shipping costs. I mail through USPS. I prefer no refunds... If you feel strongly or have some extenuating circumstance- we can discuss a refund, but it is to my discretion. Refunds after 10 days will not be considered. No exchanges.

If you have questions, concerns or a special request please email me at the shop. I have so many items that are not listed yet so if you are looking for a specific fabric, button, or pattern give me a holler. Perhaps I have what you need.

Thank you and.......

Have fun shopping!

Shop members

  • Nancy Turbitt

    Owner, Collector

    I learned to sew when I was 11 years old. I have sewn clothes, made home goods with fabric, worked for years in 2 yard goods shops, and as a trained artist my medium is.......fabric. Here is the spill-off of what I have collected. Happy sewing!

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  • Andrea Theriault

    Pawtucket, RI

    Andrea has been stringing beads for several years. Her products are not only quality pieces, but are worked with experience and care.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to my fabric shop. Over many years I have collected striking and unusual fabrics with the hope of using them personally. I am offering limited precut yardage pieces for sale from my personal collections of fabric, as well as buttons, notions, and sewing patterns. Thank you for stopping by and have fun shopping!

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are as is and final. I do not accept returns or exchanges unless I have made a clear mistake in misrepresenting an item. Convo me if you are dissatisfied.
As of this time, I only accept payment through PayPal.
If for any reason you decide you would like to cancel your order, it is your responsibility as the buyer to notify me prior to your item being shipped.
All items are shipped through USPS standard and sometimes priority mail. Items are not insured, but if you would like your purchase to be insured, I am happy to accommodate at your (the buyer's) expense. Estimated delivery is within 3-7 business days of shipping. Please do note that delivery time is just an estimate and will vary based on certain factors (e.g. holidays or natural disasters), so please plan your purchases accordingly. Should you need an item shipped in any other manner (faster delivery), please contact me so that arrangements can be made for shipping costs prior to your purchase. For many of my items, I assume the entire shipping cost. My gift to you.
As of this time, I am not able to ship internationally. My apologies.
8/20/20: You may or may not be able to track your purchase to see the delivery status. Please be advised that because of policies put in place by the newly appointed Postmaster General, it is likely that your shipment will be dramatically delayed. Many post offices are no longer scanning tracking documents, high efficiency mail sorters have been removed from shipping centers, and mail carriers are being prevented from delivering each piece of mail every day. This is detrimentally impacting millions of small businesses like mine that rely on the USPS for our deliveries. If you are concerned, please call your federal representatives. The USPS has been a reliable delivery service for generations. I hope we can save it.
Additional policies and FAQs
With some of the fabric listings I will be able to accurately list the type of fabric. Often times, however, there is no printed indication of the type of fabric. I have performed burn tests to determine whether the fibers are natural or synthetic but occasionally a fabric will have both. Some, but not all selvages may have the original manufacturers brand name. I will relay as much information as I can for each listed piece in order to bring ease to your purchasing process. Laundering of your new purchases should be determined by yourself (by first laundering a test swatch) before you cut and sew your project. Standard laundering processes apply for specialty fabrics (e.g. silk, rayon, cotton, etc.). All pieces come from a smoke and mildew free environment. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding a specific piece, please do not hesitate to contact me through the shop. I also try to accurately describe the contents of the buttons listed. Some are simple such as glass or wood, however some like metal buttons may include several types of metal and metal alloys. I also do a fair amount of research on the origin and age of my buttons using both the internet and some wonderful reference books including the Big Book Of Buttons. I do my best to test whenever I can and simply clean and polish them for purchase. Sewing patterns are most always from the Vogue Pattern Company and are most often uncut. Exceptions are very rare vintage designer patterns that may have been cut but are counted to ensure that all pieces are included. All of my patterns are original Vogue Patterns, I do not carry copies.