Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sir's Fabrics In Fayetteville, TN: A Retro Shopping Treasure Trove

Upholstery Section At Sir's Fabrics With Paula Cutting Fabric in the Background

If you you really love buying fabric and have never visited Sir's in downtown Fayetteville, TN, then, please click away from this story now...with their retro ambiance, personable staff, and fabulous deals, spending all your money at Sir's could become highly addictive! I don't even know how to sew and I walked out with a cache of rich fabrics, felt, buttons, and more. There are thousands of colors, textures and types of fabric, along with trims, notions, remnants and other gems. Thank you Nancy Turner, of Fine Linen and Scarlett, for taking me to explore Sir's, a local legend among fabric fanatics.

Sir's was founded in 1948 and the store retains much of the original decor, equipment, and atmosphere. They have expanded and the retail space is an interesting labyrinth spread out over 2 storefronts, with multiple side rooms. While not much has changed in Sir's since the 50's, they are constantly getting new fabrics in stock and they will soon be an authorized dealer of Brother sewing machines. There are plans to teach lessons as well. The link below is to Sir's home page. You can find the hours, map, and a limited online shopping selection:

After an exiting trip to Sir's, we wandered around the historic Fayetteville square to get a taste of the local culture and cuisine, including a trip to Bill's Cafe and Billiards, which features authentic old-fashioned working restaurant equipment, a well-worn wooden dominoes table, pool tables, and inexpensive, delicious, no-frills food. That was a hell of a good burger I ate, but true to the vintage atmosphere of Fayetteville, they do not take credit cards! Sir's Fabrics, does accept credit cards, and you just might want to bring another card for all your fabulous finds! Make sure to take a walk and explore the rest of this intriguing retro town. Below are pictures of Sir's and some sightseeing in Middle Tennessee.
Sir's Fabric Store

Crafters, Be Sure to Leave a Card!
Decorator Fabrics

Vintage Cutting Table
Upholstery Chart
Excited Shopper

Nancy K Browses Fabrics

Trims Galore

Upholstery Bolts
Bill's Cafe and Billiards on the Fayetteville Square

Our Burgers Cooking at Bill's

Vintage Advertisement on the Square

Old Time Theatre

Historic Cemetery Downtown With Civil War Graves

1 comment:

  1. Very neat! I will have to get over there. I've never been to Sir's, but I will definitely go now!