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!!

LowPriceFabric.com’s May Sales Calendar

Just a quick post to inform all of our blog followers about our monthly online sales calendar for May!!! Discounts on sequins, polyester shantung, bridal satin and rosettes, lining, Chinese brocade, batiks, Christmas cotton prints, and polyester charmeuse are on the horizon… Click on the image to visit our online store!

Spring has Sprung! Celebrate with Luxurious Cotton Shirting from Michael Levine and LowPriceFabric.com!

Spring is a great time of year to take advantage of our great shirting selection, most of them being of super fine quality from Italy’s finest luxury textile manufacturers. The regular price is unbeatable at $5 to $7 per yard, so with our additional 20% off during this week’s Shirting Sale, this is definitely a CAN’T MISS opportunity. I know you’re probably thinking, “At such a low price, how luxurious can it be?” But trust me, this is one of THE deals of our store!
Taking a hint from current menswear-inspired trends, high-quality shirting is now a very affordable luxury!

Gingham at the Gap:

Chambray at Anthropolgie:

Our Shirtings are a lightweight, finely woven material with a high thread count, and they are 100% cotton or close to it (a few have a tiny bit of spandex in them for added comfort and mobility). They are so beautiful and soft, the quality really is asstounding. I often refer customers in our store to the shirting section, because the prices are better than a lot of the quilting cottons, and the fabric is of such high quality. To check out our entire shirting selection, click here. And to persuade you to take advantage of this great sale, I figured I’d show you a handfull of my favorite spring home sewing patterns (all of them available in our store – with an everyday low price of 20% OFF MSRP!). This dress pattern by McCalls (#6350) is great. The body of our shirting fabrics would really lend itself well to the pleating and draping of this design. And imagine it in this vibrant bubblegum stripe! You could also do a tailored shirt or bodysuit for a very classic look, hence the material’s namesake. Here, Burda Patterns 2561 & 7353:

 

I love this acid lime green with orange:Or try one of our double-face gauzes; it’s like having a contrast lining without the work of lining the garment; double-face gauze is two-ply, having two usable faces. Imagine a rolled up sleeve!For younger girls, I like the idea of a romper. You’d want to line the shorts or bottom part of this style if using shirting, but the results would be so unique! It’d be just the perfect dose of a bold plaid in this short jumpsuit from Simplicity (#2222): Lastly, I touch on the spring Easter holiday and the kiddies who love that special reason to dress up. With this adorable pattern from McCall’s (#6304), Easter fashion is a walk in the park! Just check out some of our gingham shirting! So how about it? We’ve got so many choices in this beautiful, soft, high-end fabric, and now’s the perfect time of year to get comfortable in it! Shop our entire selection of shirting here, now 20% OFF for a limited time only. Sale ends Wednesday March 28th at midnight, EST.

All yarn 20% OFF in store only – this Saturday March 24th at Michael Levine’s downtown Los Angeles!

I just wanted to send a quick blog out to our followers about a great sale we have going on this weekend. In our store, located in the heart of the Los Angeles Garment District, we will be having a 20% off sale on ALL of our yarns (excluding already marked down items).

If you love to knit, or have been thinking about taking up a new hobby, this is the weekend for you. We carry so many great yarns.  We have an amazing range of yarns for the beginner knitter as well as the advanced. We also carry all price points. We have Sashay by Red Heart, Cascade, Crystal Palace, Trendsetter, Gedifra, Noro, and Tahki Stacy just to name a few.

                                

A few years ago, when we opened our Yarn department, I was encouraged to learn how to knit by the owners of the store.  I was skeptical to say the least. I have 3 young kids and thought there was no way I could make anything that I would wear on the first try. I have to say I was so wrong. While we have yarns for the more experienced knitter, we have so many amazing yarns that with one or two balls you can make an amazing verigated or nubby  scarf. Many of the yarns even have free downloadable patterns now. My first one was this multi colored brown chenille scarf. I still get compliments on it today. So warm and soft. No itch at all!  After that I did this super fun and bright, thick & thin, multi color one. Also love it. So not something you could buy at Target!


While it is hard for me to find the time to make many scarfs, I do love yarn and the idea of making something that is one of a kind. If you have any desire to learn to knit or if you already knit and want to get started on a great holiday gift for your significant other, your little one, or a friend, come down this weekend and pick up some of our amzing yarns at a great price. I promise our selection will not disappoint!

A day in the life… from arrival to departure at Michael Levine

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a roll of cloth at Michael Levine’s? Well here’s a behind the scenes view of our operations!
Nearly every day, shipments of new fabrics arrive by truckloads at our warehouse, located right next door to the main store.

New items are unloaded and checked in by warehouse staff:

Some fabrics, as shown above, arrive on a double-fold board. But others, shown below, need to be converted by warehouse staff from large heavy rolls to a more easily-handled, double fold board.

The fabrics are then stickered with prices and other unique information used to track inventory and costs.

Some fabrics are then moved on carts to one of three floors of our expansive warehouse, and down a specific aisle, to a specific shelf.
Fabrics are organized by the category and department of our store to which they belong, and then further organized and stacked by color and price.
The warehouse is a great place to visit when a customer can’t find what they need in store, or if they need a larger quantity than what’s on display. One of our staff will certainly be happy to bring you here if need be!

New fabrics that have not been previously stocked will await a different cart ride, which will take them over to our main store or home decoration store.  There, they will make their debut as new items:

Upon arrival at our stores, one of our floor clerks will take the new materials to the appropriate shelf, making sure that price labels are attached and that the rolls are not too heavy to handle. The fabrics are now available for sale!

The last step before a material becomes a project is when it gets cut. Yardage is measured and cut at one of five tables and written up on a ticket for sale. This is where customers interact with our friendly staff and exchange ideas and sewing tips with one another.
We hope that next time you visit our stores or website, www.LowPriceFabric.com, you’ll take a closer look and enjoy knowing what goes into the daily operations of Michael Levine! Oh…and if you’re wondering what happens to those last little end pieces when we finish a roll of fabric, be sure to read the next blog entry about our discounted remnant shop, the Loft!

Welcome!

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, www.lowpricefabric.com! 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!


Welcome to Suite 200… Behind the scenes at http://www.LowPriceFabric.com!