JoAnn Fabrics carries not only a full range of fabrics but a hugh inventory of sewing supplies, craft materials, decorating and floral items, and seasonal goods. JoAnn Fabrics is #1 in the fabric market with over 890 stores. Although traditionally fabric stores carried only fabrics and fabric accessories, now the inventory is mind-boggling. There may even be fancy sewing and quilting machines for sale at some JoAnn Fabrics locations. All the stores offer classes. If you want to learn a particular skill, you can take a class from an expert and get support while you learn.
If you go online, JoAnn Fabrics offers ideas, patterns, step-by-step instructions, and color advice, along with an extensive listing of articles on how-to-do almost any sewing endeavor. An easy project to start with is a tablecloth and napkin set; these items also make great wedding gifts. Other quick projects suggested by JoAnn Fabrics are lingerie bags, pillows, wedding sachets, hats, sleeping bags, dog beds, and wine carriers. Longer sewing ventures include dolls (and doll clothing), quilts, furniture upholstery, drapes, and men's and women's clothing. Seasonal sewing projects may be Halloween costumes (from simple capes to complicated "super-hero" clothing) and Christmas stockings. For ideas, instructions, and fabrics, note our "JoAnn Fabrics Resources" section. Get started on a gift for a family member, a friends, or yourself!