In 2012, Bolt Fabrics was born from a passion for fabric. Susan Durso, the owner of Bolt Fabrics, was a long-time customer of another locally-owned store that closed in July 2012. Feeling a void left by the loss of her favorite fabric store, Susan decided that the Central Texas home decor market needed a new source for modern and contemporary fabrics. Susan met with Melissa Markman, an experienced fabric store manager and buyer, about collaborating on a new store and, from that discussion, Bolt Fabrics was born.

Bolt Fabrics opened in South Austin at 2200 South Lamar on September 15, 2012. For five years, Susan and Melissa--and all the wonderful employees at Bolt Fabrics--have aimed to offer beautiful fabrics and well-crafted products at competitive pricing, but above all, we have strived to provide excellent service to each customer. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!