If you're anything like me, when you saw Katy's announcement about closing Sly Fox Fabrics, you felt a wide variety of emotions.  Sadness.  Heartbreak.  Maybe even disappointment.  But also happiness for Mary Beth.  And understanding for Katy not wanting to carry on this venture without her. 

Knowing how passionate my boss, Rebecca, is about fabric, small businesses, and generally making a difference in our community, I reached out to see if there was anything we could do.  No harm in planting a seed, right?  


It turns out, not only was there no harm in it, but that seed was nursed by both Rebecca and Katy, and now has blossomed into magic!  Sly Fox Fabrics lives on!  We are working with Katy to make sure the fabulous SFF community continues to have access to gorgeous fabrics, at wonderful prices, with the same service and lovely feeling that Katy and Mary Beth have provided the last few years.  
I know, I know, you know all this already.  What you really want to know is what's next?  We'd really like to keep you in the loop as we go through this process.  So, right now, Mary Beth is packing up the office in Cuyahoga Falls.  It is a bit sad seeing it all packed up.  But, exciting at the same time because it is being packed up to move, rather than packed up for good!  Katy is busy organizing all the amazing information she has in her brain and files to help me make this transition as smooth as possible while maintaining that lovely and unique SLY FOX feel that we have loved for the last four years.  
For my end, I am organizing a cross-country move and looking at properties and learning how to place fabric orders and, well, all the stuff that Katy makes look really easy.  
Since my sister vetoed moving all the supplies into our house (she seems to think we'll need to use our stove and actually wants to be able to leave the house for work and whatnot), we are moving into a storage unit temporarily.
These silly weekends are slowing me down!  I am waiting to look at properties until the business type people are working.  But tours and pro/con lists to start next week.  
The fun bit is happening now though.  Ordering fabric.  Plus, we are hoping for a little fun along the way.  What fabrics are you hoping to see restocked as soon as we relaunch?  Specific fabric types?  Colors?  Patterns?  
Come on back to the blog for updates throughout this process.  I am excited to keep you all in the loop as we get moved and set up here in Atlanta.  
Stephanie xx 


  • Lynne Hurd Bryant: July 15, 2020
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    I want to see DBP in TIE DYE. I have a couple of friends I sew for who are after me for tie dye DBP garments. I’ve seen quite a few of them around other places and they sell out the same day they arrive!!!

  • helen: July 15, 2020
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    when you get moved into a store, I wanna come touch the fabric! You are in my neighbourhood now!

  • L: July 15, 2020
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    Thank you for taking this over and also for keeping us in the loop-looking forward to periodic updates :)

  • jan: July 15, 2020
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    that’s super awesome! as i’m up in the north ga mtns about 2 1/2 hrs from atl!! which means fabric will arrive super fast 😊

  • Deb Sendelbach: July 15, 2020
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    I would like to see more stretch woven denim and stretch twill. I also have trouble finding male friendly fabric. This is so exciting, good luck.

  • Pam Alexander: July 15, 2020
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    I would like to see earthy, muted colors. Solids and ribbing. Not have all fabric choices be bright colors.

  • Lisa Slade: July 15, 2020
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    Where in Atlanta will you be? Will it be open to customers?? I am quite excited about this personally, but sending prayers and good vibes y’all’s way as you transition.

  • Audrey: July 15, 2020
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    I am so glad you are taking over Sly Fox!!!!

  • Avanti: July 15, 2020
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    I was super saddened by the news of the closing (and even sadder that I didn’t get to buy any closeout fabric because I was late) but I am ecstatic about it reopening even though it’s leaving Ohio and I won’t receive my order as fast. I am fed up with the local fabric stores lack of quality textiles and high prices. Sly Fox has been a true gem in my pursuit of unique fabrics. I would love to see more rayon challis solids (and simple prints <polka dots/stripes>), as well as skin tone knits for ladies of all shades. I bought 8yds of DBP from you in the color cognac and I have not touched it because once it’s gone, I have no more options for foundation wear in my complexion that are reasonably priced! Either way, no matter what you end up carrying, I am excited for the grand opening!!!!

  • Barbara E. Parker: July 15, 2020
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    I’m Just happy you are able to stay in business can’t wait to order more fabric from you.

  • Sherry Moran: July 15, 2020
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    Hi Stephanie, this is so exciting!! I live in the Atlanta area (Gwinnett county) and would love to know where you will be based when you’re ready to disclose those details.


  • Tricia Nguyen : July 15, 2020
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    I am so excited about this move because I live nearby in Duluth! I hope you continue to get some more rayon challis and Tri-Blends. They have been my favorite to purchase from SFF. Maybe some fleece lined French Terry for colder weather. Also some more blues, greens and reds.

  • KarenAnn : July 15, 2020
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    Hip hip hooray!! Keep moving! I can’t wait to see what unfolds. As for fabrics, hmm Ponte, Heavy Ponte, both in solids and prints. Oh, and soft touch too. Liverpool in luscious prints. DBP and SBP and PRS and Rayon Challis and everything haha!! Thank you for this. Thank you.

  • Pamela Stump: July 15, 2020
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    I would love to see rayon and rayon blend knits and wovens (the drape is magnificent) and the same in modal. More natural fibers like cotton and bamboo if you can. And a few smaller scale prints than Sly Fox has had recently. Large prints overwhelm my features.

    Try to have a variety of colors – warm and autumny, warm and cheerfully springy, cool and wintery elegant, and cool and colorfully summery! Something for everyone!

    (I’m in the lighter autumn tones and darker spring tones arenas myself. :) )

  • Jeanie McMahon: July 15, 2020
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    I was wondering if your sister was going into the Sly Fox business with you?
    Excited for this new challenge for you.
    Makes me wish I was still in Atlanta.
    Atlanta is such a fabulous city. Great restaurants and always a cultural event happening!
    Be sure to check out the Botanical Gardens in Spring, the great dog park, The Flying Biscuit for the best Shrimp and Grits!
    Jeanie McMahon

  • Lindsey: July 15, 2020
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    I would love more soft touch ponte! That stuff is amazing.

  • Karla Strivens: July 15, 2020
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    Hi Stephanie, Congrats on your new adventure! I’d love to see some sweater knits with lurex in plum and dark red colors. There was a copper colored sweater knit last year that was beautiful as well. Cotton spandex, and french terry are always good, and I love the tri-blend with floral print.

    Take care, remember to get some rest too :)
    Karla Strivens

  • Denise: July 15, 2020
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    I’d love to see DBP floral on small dots! With purple in it!

  • Julia Miller: July 15, 2020
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    Can hardly wait for you guys to open! Thank you for keeping us in the loop.

  • Diane: July 15, 2020
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    We really need more cotton spandex, kids prints , bamboo spandex …. more variety … thanks for listening !

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