Laurel Hoffmann's Sewing & Drafting Books, Private lessons


Listed on this page are outstanding, glamorous fashion products for professional and personal use that will make your sewing easier and more enjoyable, enabling you to achieve more professional results.

Also, check out our blog for fashions and technical information

Knitting Instructions

For the best ever sock knitting instructions consider buying Nathan Taylor's toe up sock formula.
No matter how difficult the foot to fit, these instructions really work!

For outstanding Icelandic classic knitting instructions, visit Modern Lopi. The instructions are written by Lars Rains who is very approachable and also an expert knitter.

Outstanding yarn shops in the Philadelphia area include:

HIdden River Yarns in Manayunk

Legal Help

Thinking of starting a fashion business? It might be wise to consider visiting this website, which states:

At the Fashion Law Studio we know that handling the fashion law affairs of the brand is challenging. Limited time and resources make it difficult to access attorney services to guide you through the legal and regulatory maze.

Our mission is to provide legal education in a single platform that will help you launch, produce, distribute, and protect your fashion brand.


Fabric Stores

Byrne Sewing Connection LLCA
Place That Makes You Feel "Sew" Special. All sewing needs, classes.

422 East Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA18901, 215-230-9411  email:

Fabric Mart 

Offers designer fabrics including exotics and blends, crepe, brocade and batiks, as well as notions and accessories.

3911 Penn Avenue Sinking Spring, PA 19608 

Mon-Fri 9am–5pm Sat-Sun Closed , (610) 678-1330

Gaffney Fabrics, 5401 Germantown Ave. at the corner of Coulter Avenue., Phila. 19144 Phone: 215-849-8180 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-5 
From Philadelphia University take School House Lane to Germantown Ave. Turn right. Drive to the first light - Coulter Ave. The store is on the near left-hand corner.  Jobbed dress goods from the industry, notions; some drapery and slipcover fabrics.

Jack B. Fabrics
Dress, bridal, drapery, slip covers, upholstery, custom made drapes, bedding & pillows
748 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Tel: 215-925-2991, Fax: 215-925-2992

Maxie’s Daughter, Inc. e-mail
Selected fabrics of all types including customized special orders
724 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Tel: 215-829-2226, Fax: 215-829-0776

Fashion Design School

MADE Studios, Sewing Instructions, 305 Cherry St., First Floor Studio, Philadelphia, PA 19106,, 267 972 8350 
Rachel Ford, Founder.

Color Analysis

Color Blindness Test
The plates here are a small representative sample of the whole, but will help spot the most common forms of colorblindness.

Free, on-line color makeover.
Color swatch books can be purchased from this site. This site does the best job possible considering the circumstances. A color analyst has done this site, enabling one to see how a color analyst goes about determining a person's best color palette. Their blog and website uses deep/light (dark/light), warm/cool (golden/blue), clear/soft (bright/muted)