FYI (I don't know if this has been mentioned yet). For those of us stateside, Hancock Fabrics is closing all their stores nationally. They are currently having a going out of business sale where everything is 20-50% off (for now, I'm guessing that will go up as they get closer to the closing date).
I went to mine this weekend and got all types of awesome looking pleather for 4 bucks a yard, metallic upholsterers tacks for 40% off and all kinds of cool Gothic/steampunk type buttons and doo dads for at least 30% off. Just FYI. http://hancockfabrics.com/