Recently a friend pointed me to an organization call FabMo where they rescue discontinued designer fabrics. Most of the fabrics are sofa and other home decor samples. They hold monthly distributions where subscribers can take as much fabric as they need for FREE! If you so desire, you can make donations so this volunteered based group can continue their effort. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and can use fabrics for projects, you should definitely sign up.
I went for the first time this month and got many pieces of treasures for my sewing needs. I came away with some wool, cotton, linen, and leather samples. I was so excited and went to work right away to create clothing for my kids.
I made a pair of soft-soled shoes (Robeez-style) for my one-year-old using floral linen/cotton blend fabric for the outer pieces and leather for the sole.
I also made a cape for the girls using two square pieces of wool fabrics.
My brain is swirling with ideas and things to make for my kiddos. So much fun!