I have very little experience with sewing, but I got a sewing machine for my birthday, so I was thrust into this world. I went to Joanne Fabrics and the woman working there was so helpful. She helped me find and pick out the fabric I was interested in and then was asking what I needed it for, to help. They have a great selection and good sales on holiday decorations. It did take a while to get through the checkout line, but I think that was because it was a Saturday afternoon.