With today’s technology, there’s not much you can’t find online. We use the internet to find love, order dinner, adopt a new dog, keep in touch with family and friends and learn to do home repairs. Everything today is online, and just a click away, including choosing a new fabric or color scheme to decorate your home. Yes, even fabric, through 1502 Fabrics, can be ordered online and delivered, in many cases, to your door. To understand this customer focused service, you have to look back at the history of 1502 Fabrics and how customers have always been the priority for this local Winston-Salem business.
A Family Business
1502 Fabrics was founded in High Point in 1975, by Monroe Yow, with the Winston-Salem location following in 1984, offering a complete design studio and extensive sample gallery to the public that includes favorites such as Thibaut, Schumacher, Lee Jofa, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, Madcap Cottage and Waverly to mention just a few. Whether you are starting from scratch with a brand-new home, redecorating a home, or a room, upholstering a beloved family heirloom, adding window treatments or just a few throw pillows, no matter the occasion, 1502 Fabrics not only has the fabrics for you to choose from, but they have the staff and designers in place to help you every step of the way.
“Each member of the 1502 Fabrics design team offers a unique perspective with years of experience in design. We have several designers who have been here for well over 20 years, having many repeat customers in that time. With our two locations of Winston-Salem and High Point, we have 5000-6000 fabrics in store, and although that may sound rather overwhelming, our showrooms are divided into colors, helping customers eliminate what they don’t want, focusing on the colors and textures or looks they do. Customers come in to browse and see what is new, and others come in on a mission, to find that fabric for window treatments, bedding, upholstering…whatever home decor project you have, we have the fabric for it,” said Ashley McHenry, 1502 Fabrics designer. Just a slight change can make a big difference in a room, so you don’t have to spend a fortune getting the look you want.
Fabric Choices to Fit Your Budget
“We have high-end fabrics, but we also have fabrics that we bring in at lower costs because of the amount we purchase, and we pass the savings along to our customers. If you are looking for fabric for a pillow, or to give a little color to a sofa, we have remnants for $4.99 per yard and even drapery fabrics for as low as $9.99 per yard. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a change, and our designers can help you, working within your budget, to get you the look you want,” Heather Krafft, 1502 Fabrics designer, commented. Pillows, up to 24 inches, are made in-house by designer Sandy Wilson, who has been with 1502 Fabrics for over 25 years. Other projects
from bedding, to draperies, table linens and upholstery can be designed in-house and made locally. “We only work with and recommend the best professionals to complete our customers’ projects. If you have a sofa to reupholster, you can come in and pick out a fabric and we can work directly with the upholsterer to get the fabric to them, and the next time you see your sofa, it’s done! We make every effort to make a customer’s experience the best it can be,” stated Ashley. In an effort to meet the customers where they are, 1502 Fabrics has a website where you can choose, purchase and receive fabric, in many instances, at your home.
Bringing Design to You
With the addition of a website, 1502 Fabrics is accessible nationwide now. “Because of our website, we can have an infinite number of fabrics to offer customers. Samples can be ordered and delivered to your home so you can see and feel exactly what you liked online. We add 10-20 new fabrics, on average, each day, meaning our website has over 5,000 fabrics for customers to browse online. Our fabrics are also on houzz.com and fabrics we post on social media, via Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, can also be ordered following the links provided. The website is a way to bring really neat fabrics into the showrooms. If a customer orders online and the fabric is shipped to us in a bolt, the customer purchases what they need and then we have that fabric in-house for other customers to see and buy. Other manufacturers on the website will cut and ship directly to customers,” Heather said. But the website is about more than having fabrics online…
“We’re really trying to connect the whole circle of how you can shop at 1502 Fabrics. If you live locally or are visiting our area, you can visit one of our two locations to see and feel fabrics, or you can shop online and get fabrics sent to you. We want to make fabric shopping as easy as possible because we realize with all the activities in lives today, the more you can do online and in the comfort of your home, the better,” commented Ashley. It is recommended that if you do find fabric you like on 1502 Fabrics’ website, to call the store to assure you are getting the best price possible. Even though 1502 Fabrics has been in downtown Winston-Salem, NC since 1984, many are just now finding the business.
A Great Location to Meet Your Design Needs
“With our location on Burke Street in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, we often feel like we are hiding in plain sight. To those who have shopped with us for years, we are the Mecca of fabrics with our large and extensive fabric selections. We are proud to be part of local business owners who are working on creating a downtown experience similar to Raleigh’s design district. There are 200 luxury apartments being built across the street from our location, and there are several other designs, furniture and decor businesses that will be opening this summer and fall,” Ashley said.
Adding fabric and textures to your home can change the look of a room and add a warmth that can change the feel of your home, and 1502 Fabrics and designers are ready to make your dream a reality.
1502 Fabrics has two locations: 936 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC, with team Jean Ward, Missy Smith, Vickie Hicks, Sandy Wilson, Corey Yow, Heather Krafft and Ashely McHenry in place to assist you with fabrics and 2108 Dunmore Court, High Point, NC, where owner, Jim Yow, Caite McGuire, Lori Dickinson, Trinity Bagley, Rachel Thomas and Renee Osborne can help with your fabric needs. Call 336-722-3145 or 336-434-2153 and visit online at 1502Fabrics.com. Follow 1502 Fabrics on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz.