Fabric Buying in Osaka

I’ve not been able to sew recently as I was busy planning and packing for a family vacation in Japan.  We came back on Saturday and I’ve been busy unpacking. I couldn’t resist sharing the lovely fabric I bought while in Osaka and I have Jacqui from Blooming in Japan to thank for giving absolutely superb directions to the fabric store located at the Ebisubashi shopping street! I had my two kids with me and it was not easy for serious fabric shopping but in 5 minutes, I managed to select the four Japanese fabric shown in the photo above. I love the prints and the price even more. The four metres of fabric cost 2,800 Yen which is around US$7 per metre! That’s probably half the price of what I’ll get on etsy excluding shipping!

I returned to the shop on my last day in Japan and bought more. After all, with the baby food and crackers eaten up, I now have more luggage space for fabric:)

So I ended up with some hello kitty and disney’s cars quilted material and even an echino print!

This is the first time I bought fabric while on holiday and that made me an absolutely happy woman!