What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?



Shaz Fabrics

I mostly stopped sewing a few years ago. I just haven’t the time. Sure, I made hundreds of cloth masks in 2020 and early 2021, and there has been the occasional costume, but mostly my sewing machine stays under the desk and my attention is turned to other things. Last weekend, however, my older daughter wore to brunch a denim jacket I embellished for her at least 20 years ago. It got me thinking about sewing again, then yesterday, apropos of nothing, into my Instagram feed popped this remarkable fabric… what? Designer? Maker? Seller? I don’t know. Google translate wasn’t very helpful. Nonetheless, this fabric has me swooning with wantiness!

Shaz Fabrics appears to be an Iraq-based fabric maker, and their selections are like nothing I’ve ever seen off of a runway. I fully expect that they cater to some of the top haute couture gown designers in the world. The sparkly gorgeousness of it all makes me want to sew until I drop!

You can see all of the lovely Shaz Fabrics’s wares on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Yes, they are beautiful. Hal

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  2. Serious question – how do you find fabric to sew clothes with? Maybe I just don’t know where to look but it seems most fabric stores that I’ve found pretty heavily cater toward quilters (which is fine!) but it means I never see any fabric where I would think “Yes! I could make something wearable with that! And the texture on my body would not feel awful!”

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    • I am lucky enough to live in NYC, so we have Mood and a bunch of other stores that cater to the fashion textiles industry. Mood is online, too. I agree that most of what I find in craft-style fabric stores is better suited to quilts than apparel .

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  3. Oh my…beautiful…Might look kinda funny out in the pastures.

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  4. The shimmer on those fabrics is incredible and really quite magical. I imagine a person feels pretty special and unicorny wearing anything made with these textiles.

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  5. Holy cow, those fabrics are beautiful! I really have no place to wear sparkles anymore, but maybe I’d put them on just to take the garbage out like a movie star.

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  6. Where can I buy some of the Dara sheer fabrics?


    • I’m afraid I don’t know. I will tell you there’s a fabric shop across the street from Mood in NY that has similar fabrics. It’s called G&R Fabrics, and there are some spectacularly sparkly things there! I don’t think they have a website.


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