Celebrating JC Jarvis, Founder Fabric Hut, Inc.

In 1967, James Cason Jarvis (known as JC) retired from the Navy after serving three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. JC always liked stylish clothing and the feel of fabrics - as such in 1967 Fabric Hut was discovered, and thereafter JC was referred as a fellow "Man Of The Cloth!"

JC opened the original 1500 square foot Fabric Hut location on Princess Anne Road in Norfolk, Virginia. After more than 50 years and several relocations, Fabric Hut is now one of the largest fabric retailers in the nation at 40 thousand square feet. JC is proud to claim that his business has developed into a Hampton Roads Icon with worldwide exposure. His dedication until retirement, JC was always seeking to offer the most unique fabrics in Tidewater Virginia.

Fabric Hut is still family owned - dedicated to providing the finest fabrics with value pricing. Customer service has always been JC's number one priority and he truly loved serving his community!


August 10, 2018 JC Jarvis will be 90!
Please help us celebrate!

We would very much appreciate your input.
Please email a birthday greeting or memory you have of Fabric Hut through the years to birthday@fabrichut.com so that we can share them with JC for his birthday!



We will be having a special Founder's Day Sale August 10th - 13th!
Watch your newsletters for details!


JC Jarvis showing a display of polyester fabrics in January 1974 (photo courtesy Norfolk Ledger-Star)



JC and Edna Jarvis in 1987




Article from The Norfolk Compass, November 4th, 1993



The first Fabric Hut in 1967





Fabric Hut in 2018



Thank You to all of our customers for keeping our family owned business busy for over 50 years!
Where Friends and Fabric Meet!