The online fabric store Crybaby’s Boutique features
fabrics of all sorts, but believe me you’ll swoon over
the jersey knits. This season it’s all about the jersey!
The site has the widest array of jersey and knit fabrics I’ve ever seen, showcasing print after print of
flowers, stars, stripes, polka dots, and more. First-time customers can sign up for a new account and
receive 10% off their first order right away. —NZD
143 East 62nd Street, New York City
Aleene’s Craft Glues
Walking into this tiny store is literally like entering another world,
a world in which buttons are language, art, and commerce all rolled
into one. Floor-to-ceiling shelves house hundreds of boxes of new,
antique, and artisan-crafted buttons, from handmade Czech glass
baubles, to vintage leather toggles, to plain but perfect four-holes.
This is definitely the place to come if you’re looking to match
a missing button, but you may be seduced into buying something
totally different, slightly impractical, and utterly delicious. The
owners know everything there is to know about buttons, and a
wall display of beautiful framed buttons from different eras makes
this not just a store, but a destination. —AG
No matter what you’re crafting,
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue is
fantastic to work with: it joins
beautifully, dries clear, and is
nontoxic. I love using it for craft
projects and jewelry, or for
mending things quickly.
This legendary glue was invented
more than 50 years ago by craft
queen Aleene Jackson, and today
there are newer spinoffs: Jewelry
& Metal Glue for embellishing with
metal, glass, or plastic, or Fabric
Fusion for washable fabric crafts.