By The Yard Textiles provides beautiful fabrics to inspire creative minds. I love helping people and my mission for this shop is to help others bring their visions to life by providing materials at affordable prices. I have Asian inspired fabrics as well as other items for sale, but my specialty is Asian (as I myself am an Asian immigrant) and those designs are my first love.
BTYT will be creating unique, self-design fabrics for our clients so that they can produce one-of-a-kind items for personal or business purposes. BTYT is an online fabric boutique that offers exclusive fabrics at affordable prices for those who want great quality crafting materials.
BTYT also offers free digital patterns for those who are interested in sewing but don’t know where to start. BTYT wants to be an advocate for mental health as well as Asian or disabled business owners by inspiring others to create and release negative thoughts so that they can live healthy life. Find other businesses owned by Asians Americans to shop at.
By The Yard Textiles was started about 5 months ago after I was hospitalized. I sat in the hospital bed feeling sorry for myself…I didn’t like that. I wanted to change my mindset, I knew I was in control even if there seems to be many obstacles in my way.
I still wanted to design, but probably not full-time. I knew I wanted to inspire and work with the youth. I wanted to create jobs and give hope to those who seem to have lost it. I realized that the thing I love more or as much as designing was fabrics. I fell in love with textiles in college—we would do labs and test materials to see if they were cellulose or synthetic and their shrinkage percentage. I have always loved science and knew if I didn’t become a designer, I would become a chemist of some sort. I want to live sustainably and find ways to create textiles that would be helpful to the Earth instead of polluting it.
I am a fashion designer living in a small town in WI. I have a baby boy, boyfriend, and small pug that keeps me active all day. I have been designing and handmaking clothes for over a decade and right when I just started to see success, COVID-19 shutdowns and being diagnosed as a diabetic affected my sales. I slowly went into depression because I didn’t know how else I could make money doing what I love.
My health may have affected my designing shop greatly, but I did not let that stop me. I took some time to think about what would really help me thrive in the fashion community and came up with the idea of selling fabrics. I studied textiles in college and worked with fabrics every day. I realized that I could do so much with all that I’ve learned. I didn’t have much income but little savings from my couture and alteration shop, so I took the risk and decided to start a fabric boutique online, selling on platforms like Etsy.
I love textiles and want to give back by inspiring others to chase after their dreams no matter how many obstacles they encounter in their life. I want to inspire creative minds to keep creating beautiful art so that the world can heal. In particular, focusing on women, Asian, and disadvantaged designers and companies.
My textile shop will grow and I want to be a voice for those who struggle with mental health and disabilities. With many years of experience working with different materials and textiles, I can educate the youth and others who are interested in sewing and crafting. My goal is to create more jobs in my community because that’s one of the reasons many