Home-sewn clothes are making a comeback. But is it too late for dying fabric stores?

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Soline Gauthier chooses fabrics to use for a school project at Mood Fabrics on January 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. In a time when apparel fabric stores are dwindling, Mood Fabrics in Los Angeles is going strong.
(Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)

San Diego’s longtime fabric chain, Yardage Town, is shutting down, citing decades of declining sales. Meanwhile, a revival of homemade clothing is happening online


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Brittany Meiling covers startups and small business for The San Diego Union-Tribune. She’s been covering early-stage entrepreneurship in San Diego since 2014, when she joined the San Diego Business Journal to cover tech and biotech. There, she created the Startup Page business column that won an award for Best Recurring Feature in a national contest by The Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Brittany also has a long history covering the biopharma industry, most recently covering breaking stories for Endpoints News. Other topics she’s covered include: finance, clean tech, food and beverage.