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Fabric shopping in Paris

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My husband and I lived in Paris for three months when we were newlyweds and we had the opportunity to go back (without kids!) for a wedding just a few weeks ago. Paris… is magic. Understatement of the year, I know, but going back after 9 years away and having more funds than a couple of recent college graduates just really made this trip extra special. Something that I knew I wanted to do this time around was do some fabric shopping, much to my husband’s delight 😉 but really, he was such a good sport about it. If I were to do anything different for a repeat trip, I would have given some more thought into what *exactly* I wanted out of a fabric store trip. While we were in Paris I consulted the Seamworker’s Guide to Paris written by Christine Haynes in 2015, which was the basis for all of my recommendations (it is SO thorough!) and I created a Google Map with all of the shops that looked interesting to me. The Seamwork post is organized by arrondissements, which is useful, but I’m just going to give you the highlights of the places that I visited and why I would or would not go back.

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