Fourth of July Home Dec/ Beach Pillow

Hi Everyone!!

I am so excited to share with you our first tutorial VIDEO for you guys to follow along with. Soon, you will be able to purchase everything needed for these videos in a simple kit, but until then, ill be linking up everything that we used.

We started with this AMAZING pillow, I personally can’t wait to throw it on my towel at the beach and snuggle up and tan with it! But you can definitely use it as a home dec/lounge chair pillow as well!

pillow.jpgHere is what you will need to complete this project:

Pillow form We are using a 20″x 20″

Silver City Stripe Fabric We used 1yrd of this

Pompoms We used 6.5 yards

We also highly recommend these fabrics for this pillow:

Serape Stripe & Sunbrella Astoria Stripe

In this video we will walk you through all the steps to creating this gem! We hope you enjoy the beach vibes music and cannot wait to see what you create!!!

We want to see your final product!!! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #MLEVINECREATION for a chance to win some goodies!!

Friday Warehouse walk… Just in and so excited!

Friday Warehouse walk...Just in and so excited!

Just in from Robert Kaufman, Hello Tokyo, is a new collection from designer Lisa Tilse. We have been waiting for this collection to hit the warehouse and today it finally did. I know you’re going to love it as much as we do. The prints are perfect for apparel, home décor, crafts, and more. The buttons and appliques make this collection even more versatile. Check out our post from last week and see the tuffet we made that would be perfect in this fabric.

Click here to see the free downloads from Robert Kaufman…

Click here to download the free  pillow pattern from Robert Kaufman.

Click here to download the free zipper pouch pattern from Robert Kaufman.

Click here to download the free softie pattern from Robert Kaufman.

The collection will be on the sales floor tomorrow and online next week.


Pillow, dog bed, or kid magnet?

When “Best In Show” came in, we all thought it was a great new Home Decorating print. Robin thought it would make the cute dog bed, so off she went.  She combined it with our brand new chenille fabric and a winning combination appeared. Making a pillow or dog bed is a pretty quick project that can infuse some pattern and color into any room. Here are a few pictures of the pillow coming together….


serged edges




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As anyone with children knows, the best toy is something that was not intended to be used as a toy. It can be the shoe box from you new shoes or the work pillow I brought home to photograph. I came home and left the pillow on the fire-place to photograph later that day. When I came downstairs this is what I found…photo copy 6

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It immediately became a great place for Sarah to play. Before I knew it the doll was out and the pillow was not mine any more.  As you’ll see below, she took her dogs and gave them a dog bed. Needless to say it took a few days to get the pillow back to work with. It is now in the window for you to see, but let me tell you Sarah was  not happy about it. While the intention was a dog bed, it would also be a great throw pillow if it was a bit smaller, but for Sarah it was a great comfy new play place. I guess you’ll have to make up your own mind, dog bed, couch cushion, or perfect play place?

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Fabric Friday, August 8-9-13…

Fabric Friday

How is it Friday again? The weeks just fly by here. Every time I take a warehouse walk there is so much new fabric that it is amazing. Here are a few new products that we just got in. Just a reminder these fabrics are not online yet. They are the newest of the new. I have linked to where they will show up in a few days. We also update the new arrivals page every week. This a another great way to keep on top of all the new product that we’re putting online.

We have had a few people ask us to put ribbing online. We love to hear your feedback. I went to our main warehouse, found some cotton ribbing,
as well as some rayon ribbing and here are a few. They will all be online next week.

solid ribbing

I love this laminated cotton. It is right on trend with the chevron print and the bright colors.

laminated medium chevron RB

 This collection called Tailor Made, from Timeless Treasures, is a beautiful flannel and has a great hand. The textured prints really have dimension.
They look like a textured knit as opposed to a flannel print. Really cool!

Timeless Treasures Tailor Made Flannel

Since we just blogged a great romper in a silk charmuese, I thought we would put a few more options online.
Some of these are silk charmuese and some are poly charmuese. We’re always looking out for every shopper and their individual budgetary needs.

poly & silk charmuese

 Here’s a new basic from Riley Blake called Small Gingham.

small gingham RB

The double-faced wool is just gorgeous! Perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.


This beautiful modern collection from Michael Miller is called Waterfront. It was designed by Violet Craft and is clean and fresh. I love the combination of the bridge,
the geometric, the cherry blossom tree, and the birds. They all compliment each other so well.

Michael Miller, Waterfront, Modern

While I can’t believe summer is coming to an end, we always have a few warm weeks in September & October. If you’re still looking to make a swimsuit here are some beautiful,
made in Italy, solid swimwear. It is also great for activewear, yoga pants, dancewear, and cycling shorts. Make sure to take a look online. I love that we have both shiny & matte.

solid swimwear

Here are a few beautiful textured home decorating fabrics from P. Kaufman. The two multi colored ones come backed. They are 80% viscose and 20% cotton. They are backed with 100% polyester.
They would make amazing pillows, dinning room chairs, and more.

Backstage, pkaufman textures

You will be seeing some adorable pajama bottoms on our blog  from this fabric soon. We have so many new flannels, but who doesn’t like Dr. Seuss?
This new collection, from Robert Kaufman, called Cat in the Hat 2, is really bright and perfect for either a boy or girl.

cat in the hat 2 Robert Kaufman

We just received a large batch of new cottons from Alexander Henry. I will be showing more on Facebook this week. They range from Christmas, to Folklorico, to skulls, to Pin Up’s, and a few things in between.
They have some really great novelty prints! This one is called Sea Sirens.  It’s a bit naughty, but also so nice. Love these mermaids!

Sean Sirens Alexander Henry

Since the mermaids were for the guys, here is one for the ladies. Hurry Down the Chimney has 3 prints and they all feature the abs that Santa only wishes he had!

Hurry down the chimney Alexander Henry

So that is it for this week. Since it was a really heavy cotton print week I will post more on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have a great weekend!

Enjoy!’s April Sales Calendar

Just a quick post to let all of our blog followers know about our monthly online sales calendar for April!!! I see discounts on cotton prints, buttons, bridal laces, home decor silks, swimwear prints, and patterns are in your future… Click on the image to visit our online store!


Welcome to the official blog of Michael Levine’s, the largest fabric store in downtown Los Angeles! We’re REALLY excited to be launching our official blog in conjunction with our new website,! Our blog will be a great place for us to interact and share ideas, projects, and inspiration. We’ll also be giving you a sneak peek of new fabrics coming into the store and hitting the website. We plan to feature seasonal projects and ideas and are certainly open to your suggestions! We can’t wait to meet our followers and get to know you as you get to know us!

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