Material Girl is a truly unique fabric store located in downtown Crystal Lake IL that blends the beauty of the old with the excitement of the new.
Located in charming, historic downtown Crystal Lake since the summer of 2010, this shop, formerly known as “The Fabric Shop”, has been creating and thriving for over 55 years. Filled with over 5,000 bolts of high quality fabric and the latest and greatest in sewing notions, buttons, books and patterns. Our heart and soul is all things handmade.
Material Girl features fabrics from Moda, Allison Glass, Kaffe/Fassett, FreeSpirit/Westminster, Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, RJR, Hoffman, Batik Textiles, Anthology, Art Gallery, Alexander Henry, Riley Blake, Quilting Treasures, Benartex, Clothworks, Studio E, P&B Textiles, Marcus Fabrics, Anna Griffin, Blend and Henry Glass just to name a few.
The Back Room and infamous basement are home to apparel fabrics of all types including wedding laces and trims.
Our talented staff with over 200 years of combined sewing experience is almost as famous as the designers we carry! We are here to help with any project. We are happy to share all of our sewing tips and techniques and offer an extensive line of sewing classes. The shop is energized by a great mix of sewers young and old and our classes reflect that diversity offering Beginning Sewing classes to Advanced.
Whether your passion is quilting or crafting, it’s a great place to come for new ideas, great fabrics and inspiration.