Although I had been sewing since I was thirteen years old and had sewn everything from jeans and coats to curtains, I did not begin sewing for skaters until I took up skating myself. In 1989 I made my first outfit for a competitive artistic rollerskater and I have been sewing for skaters ever since. When I needed a pattern or fabric, I usually contacted Trudi and Wen Fitch of Action-Wear Fabrics in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts because they always had the best prices combined with high quality goods. When Wen Fitch died in the summer of 2003, Trudi suggested I take over their fabric business. When I asked her how much fabric she had and if it would fit in the back of my car, she asked, "how big is your car." With that in mind, my daughter and I rented a van, removed the backseats, and drove to Trudi's home in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. We returned home with the van filled to the roof with fabric. Thus began Fabrics in Motion. Right away I vowed that I would continue Action-Wear Fabrics’ tradition of low prices and quality goods and to this day I have.
You can contact us at 302-239-4777. We're located in Hockessin, Delaware.
Arlene Hitchens, Owner