If you're reading this newsletter, you've probably been sewing for some time and already fully appreciate the difference in fabric quality in addition to a boutique selection of fabric from a curated
en vogue palette and
au courant themes which we offer as compared to big box stores. We can buy from smaller suppliers, because we're not stocking for hundreds of stores, nor are we trying to find "average" fabrics that will appeal nationwide.
If you're still learning, next time you're in, let us show you the difference between top quality fabric and the lower-end stuff. We have nothing against lower cost fabric, but we're a bit leary of low quality. That's not to say that charity sewing of dog beds calls for the finest-hand cotton satin, and that may be where a lesser fabric has a place. But if If you're putting in the time, why not use quality material? Our sale rack helps with this.
Where we have trouble competing with the big box stores is those things that you just
have to buy -- the necessities. We notice when you are delighted by a new fabric line, but that's a reaction we have never, ever seen when it comes to things like rotary blades. Or Best Press.
At Hip Stitch, the Best Press refills, and rotary blades are always priced at just one dollar over our cost. That's better than or equal to the "good" coupon from the big box stores. Our everyday low pricing means you're always getting the 50% off coupon.
Throw in our regular FREE sewing scissor sharpening -- valued at about $8.00 a pair -- and you can see that your loyalty to Hip Stitch gets you far more than a few pennies more on quality fabric might cost.
Make sure to check your email, too. If the big box stores can drop 40%, 50% or 60% discount coupons, so can we. Watch these emails, and tell your friends.
In short: We listen to you!
Watch for more on the survey results in upcoming newsletters.