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Fabric Friday at Zimman’s

Storefront of Zimman's on Market Street in Lynn, MA.

Monday morning, we begin a week-long DIY camp at an Upholstery Shop/School in Arlington, MA. Needless to say, we are very excited! Having things upholstered can be very expensive, so when the opportunity arose to participate in this upholstery camp, we jumped at the chance.

We needed to pick up some fabric, so we went down to the BEST fabric store in the area, Zimman’s of Lynn, MA. Zimman’s has been around for over 100 years and has been family-owned for three generations. Pretty impressive. When you step into the first floor space with aisle after aisle of designer fabrics in every color and pattern you could possibly imagine, you understand why they’ve endured.

Clytie's cat walk.

The prices are shockingly affordable for the quality and selection. Of course, there are plenty of high end lines that range from $50-$100 a yard, but we weren’t even tempted by those, because there were so many to choose from well within our budget. Make sure you stop by the remnant section on the basement level. That where we found two amazing fabrics on a table piled high with stacks that were all 50% off! They also carry an extensive selection of Marimekko designs.

We bought more than what we needed, but when we get some more pieces that need re-covering, we’ll be all set!

Endless selection... could easily spend hours looking.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mike Zimman #

    Thanks for the kind words! Next time you come in, please say ‘Hi’!

    August 9, 2011
  2. Elaine Delaney #

    I need AVM’s suggestion on a fabric to reapholster my first mid-century modern furniture purchase … which was with Andy. 🙂

    August 12, 2011

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