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Clayton Fabrics. Izzy has closed his shop !!!!!!!
After threatening for years to do this , he has gone AND DONE IT.....I am constantly calling his mobile as he says he is going to open up again where the rent is cheaper..... 124 Walker Street, Dandenong.( Ignore the closing down signs. RUN DON'T WALK to this Fabulous outlet.
Fabricado is a fashion fabric gallery in the Chapel Street fashion district. It imports directly from all over the world with ongoing lines in pure silks, wools and linens as well as exclusive editions of designer fabrics at very affordable prices. We have a wholesale company, to back us up with running lines of fabrics, but also have specials coming in on a regular basis. Our prices are very good and we offer studen discounts.
1/6 Bond Street (off Chapel Street), South Yarra.
Phone: 9824 2048
Hours: Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12 noon to 4pm
d'Italia, Exclusive Designer Fabric.
Specialising in Italian Fabric and French Lace for all occasions.
61 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 3144. Phone : 03 95094633
Dear Annie, It is a while since we have seen each other, I love the new layout of your website. I was the Retail Manager at Bloom Fabrics prior to their closure.
I would like to introduce the gem of all Fabric Boutiques to your website followers.
"la modiste" at 101 Toorak Rd, South Yarra. It was established in 1967 and has had only 3 owners, the most recent being me and I plan to be there for many years to come. The shop only stocks fabrics that are produced by European designer houses and those that are still produced in Europe not outsourced elsewhere. The labels include Valentino, Ungaro, Verace. The fabrics are for special occasion wear and dressy day wear.
Please drop by for a visual and tactile feast. Regards, Ruth Willatt
"la modiste", Shop 1, 101 Toorak Rd,"South Yarra Arcade" South Yarra, Victoria 3141
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm. Saturday 10am - 3pm
(Closed all Public Holidays) or by appointment Ph: +61 3 98671581
From dress fabrics, cottons, knits, wovens, evening and bridal, furnishing fabrics and accessories, haberdashery, patterns and of course the famous remnant bins, there is always something for the home sewer, home decorator, fashion student or DIY enthusiast! Now carries end of runs from designers such as Alannah Hill, Jayson Brunsdon and the like.
154-158 Victoria St, Brunswick, VIC, 3056. Australia Melways Map Ref - 29 J7
Tram from CBD - Route # 1 and # 8 Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Telephone: 03 9387 7444
Fax: 03 9387 7711
With a strong focus on natural fibers the range is diverse, but includes not only a great selection of quality basics like Japanese cotton shirtings, silk chiffons and georgettes, woolen suitings and coatings, linens and satins but also specialty pieces like New Zealand merino knits, leather hides, eco and organic fabrics and much more.Sourcing fabrics from both local and international designers as well as sampling lengths from manufacturing runs means that the stock is continually changing and is peppered with treasures that you may see one day but will be gone the next.
184 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3064
Tel: +61 3 9416 4455
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a student you get 15 % discount. Gotta love that !!!!!!
Silk Trader prides itself on its extensive collection of over 600 stock colourways in a wide variety of silks. They have been importing the highest quality silks since 1964, supplying everyone from top end designers to home dressmakers. Along with their no minimum order, they also have a showroom filled with remnants priced below cost. Visit their showroom or www.silktrader.com.au to view their entire collection.
Silk Trader- 639 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East 3123
Ph: 03 9882 6555
Fax: 03 9882 0168
Mon - Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm
Artextil. Cnr Gipps and Lennox St Richmond. 94287199
GJ's Discount Fabrics. 443 Lygon St,East Brunswick . 9380 2989
Cutting Edge Fabric. 189 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern 95001061
Darn Cheap Fabric. 1184 Glenhuntly Rd, Glenhuntly 95636833. www.darncheapfabrics.com.au
Kim Anh. 26a Portman Street, Oakleigh 95687313
The Dancing Queen.
11 Victoria Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Telephone: (03) 9417 0660
Monday: 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: by appointment
Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Trimmings and Remnants. 164 Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale 93543752. www.trimnrem.com.au
Tylers Fabrics. 58 Cremorne Street, Richmond.
Mella's Silks. (and cottons and wool) at 400 Sydney Rd. Coburg.
Textile Offcuts. 186 Main St, Lilydale.
Eliza's Fabrics. 23 Sun Crescent, Sunshine.
Just Fabrics. 445 Grimshaw Strret, Bundoora.
R & L Knight. 3 Clarke St, Lilydale. Ph: 97397101
Patricia Fabrics. C245 The Strand, Preston Market. (03) 98882880- 0409 539997
Flamboyant Fabrics. 31 Davies St, Rosanna. Vic (03) 94592155
There is the Cloth Shop in Lower Heidelberg rd Ivanhoe for absolutely delicious European fabrics and extensive range of knits, sewing classes and great staff. Lovely range of linens, cottons suitings, liberty prints, exotic evening fabrics, I can't ever leave without seriously damaging my credit card.
47 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe VIC 3079. (03) 9499 8118
They have the most to-die-for Japanese fabrics. Welcome to http://www.bbbeads.com.au
They specialise in Japanese craft products including "Tensha" beads (printed resin beads) which have amazingly detailed floral prints, fabric set in resin buttons, practical and beautiful buttons or embellishments. And Japanese 100% cotton fabrics for the sewing people out there.
I saw this retailer at the Stitches and Craft show, and they have the most t-die-for Japanese Fabric. Well worth a look!!
Dear Ann, when you are visiting Dandenong next time you might like to look in on Ash Garment & Fabrics.
Address: 2/222 - 224 Lonsdale St Dandenong
Telephone: 9794 5300.
Half the shop is Indian saris. They also sell some jewelry, fabric, decorative braids and haberdashery. There is a sign that says CASH ONLY.
Some examples of what they sell:
Crystal organza $1-99 to $5-50/m
Sequins stuck on fabric $2-99 to $6-50/m
Satin $4-99 to $5-50/m
There are some day fabrics also.
Their other sites are at 18 Post Office Place Glenroy 9304 3000 and 374 Sydney Rd Coburg,
Florence writes :
Hi, I noticed that you haven’t listed the following:
DAVISHA – Textile Merchants 32 Wangaratta St Richmond – You need to have an idea of what you want before walking in as they will only show you swatch books but they don’t have a minimum purchase (they are Textile Wholesalers). www.davisha.com.au
And for buttons and trims:
Jimmy Button – 375 George St, Fitzroy. They will also do covered buttons on the spot for you – vveerrryy cheap just take fabric – cost approx 50c per button or less depending on size. Great website. Florence J
Hi there, here are details of our company to add to your listings for Japanese Fabrics. We have over 300 different Japanese silks for sale on our website and about twice as many in our store in Northcote, Melbourne.
Kind Regards, Ashlee James
Tombo Co Pty Ltd
80 High Street , Northcote Vic 3070
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Pauline W writes :
I think you've omitted one of my favourites from your list of fabric shops:
The Cloth Shop
47 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.
Phone : (03) 9499 8118
They have a separate room for knitted fabrics with one of the best ranges in Melbourne.
Hello, I am Marion Gorr managing partner of Beautiful Silks. We'd love to be on your fabric sewing store list, we have the best and good prices, natural fabric.
101 Victoria St, Fitzroy 3065
Cathryn G writes: Amitie is a similar but smaller shop that also stocks Liberty lawn and other craft fabrics, including Japanese.
103A Gardenvale Road
Gardenvale VICTORIA 3185
Phone: (+ 613 ) 9596 7225
Shop Hours: Monday to Friday - 9.30 am to 5 pm
Saturday - 9.30 am to 4 pm
Georgie also recommends..... Franke Stuart, 612 Glenferrie Rd., Hawthorn, ph. 9818 1843 for their huge range of bridal and evening. The prices are about normal for each of the fabrics with the occasional "find" but the colour ranges in the basics - silks, satin, chiffon, georgette are great.
Clegs, 60 Elizabeth St., Melbourne is also good for the sheer amount of fabric, good range of evening and bridal.
Zigu Zagu - 7-11 Hill St Richmond. A great source of Japanese textiles. They had a sale on at the time, 40% off textiles. I bought a beautiful silk haori jacket for only $26. They have a huge range of kimono, obi, haori, and also fabric on rolls and off-cuts. regards, Vireya
Leila Graham recommends Joys Warehouse at U1/168 Mooroobool Street, Geelong. Vic 3220. Phone/Fax ( 03 ) 52221440. According to the business card, there is lots of fabric and variety, where you will find the unexpected in fabrics, at Warehouse Prices. New stock arrives weekly. Hours: Mon - Frid 9.30 - 5pm,
Sat 9.30 - 2.00 pm.
Julie Mercer would like to recommend the following Sydney Rd Fabric Stores:
Sari fabrics Unique Fabrics no 365
Anne's Discount Fabrics no 363
Hahn's Fabrics no 397
Spotlight no 415
178 High Street, Kew, Vic 3101
Silk Gallery have recently opened an exclusive fabric store in Kew. We specialise in embroidered, beaded and printed silks and french laces for evening and bridal wear for that special occasion.
Tessuti is a fabulous fabric store in Melbourne’s old ragtrade
heartland. Located on the ground floor of 141 Flinders Lane in the
iconic Pawson House, Tessuti Fabrics holds an extensive selection of
fabrics comprising local designer ends such as Josh Goot, Karen
Walker, Zimmermann, Cue, Veronika Maine, Collette Dinnigan and Marnie Skillings.
In addition to these, a high quality fabric range is regularly
imported from Europe (Chanel, Missoni, Armani, Etro, etc.) and Japan.
Tessuti caters for dressmakers, fashion, students, lovers of fashion and crafters alike.
Please note, all fashion students are entitled to a 10% discount.
141 Flinders Lane, near Russell Street. Phone :03 9654 4566
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
email : email@example.com
Vintage fabric heaven.Designers and people in the know would love to keep this store a secret,but the collection is so amazing it has to be seen and enjoyed by anyone who loves pattern and design.Dress fabrics on the bolt and soft furnishing fabrics on rolls.Specializing in 1950s, 60s and 70s.
79 High St, Northcote 3070. 03 9482 1899
trading hours- tues - sun- 12 - 5pm
Bekaert are situated at 195 Abbotts Road, Dandenong and they now have a factory shop that is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am until 4pm. Phone number 97991202. Follow the signs when you first enter the gate to take you to the factory shop.
I initially went when they first opened there doors to a one off sale, but are now permanently offering good prices.
Carolyn and Mo saw the following:
Curtaining from $10.00 to $12.00 p/m. Not only to be used as furnishings but also a good weight for jackets and wearable art. Plus the bonus of being 200-240 wide
Napery, Furnishing Fabrics, Sheeting from approx $5.00 to $10.00 p/m . also 240 wide. Bedspread fabric that I have seen in David Jones ( as fully made bedspreads that retails for over $800.00 ) at $20.00 p/m . Heaps of remnants for approx $5.00 per roll and above. The above is the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. It is well worth a visit.
Your one stop Upholstery shop, Direct to the public upholstery supplies. Call in, ring or buy online.
261 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin. 3189
Phone : 95557252. Fax : 95550313
Hi Annie, here are the details of our new online ribbon and trims store in Melbourne.
Ribbons and Trimmings - Garment, Fashion and Fabric Trims to Inspire
PO Box 707, Kew VIC. 3101 Australia
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at:
Hi there, thought you may like a country visit to an antique button seller. Sonia Collard has a fascination with fasteners and other rare antique haberdashery items that she has combined to create a unique store in central Victoria. It is packed to the rafters with rare buttons, ribbons, braids, jewellery, textiles, and "bibs and bobs".
She can be found at
8 Templeton Street,
or visit http://www.habadash.com.au
And for buttons and trims:
Jimmy Button – 375 George St, Fitzroy. They will also do covered buttons on the spot for you – vveerrryy cheap just take fabric – cost approx 50c per button or less depending on size.
Cathryn G writes: Hi! For buttons, you ought to know about Buttonmania, 2/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000. It's on the second floor of the Nicholas Building on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Lane. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-3pm. It has an extensive range of distinctive buttons and belt buckles. The owner, Kate Boulton, a former dressmaker, bought the stock of Bottoni in South Yarra when it closed.
Can Do Books & Patterns
608 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Victoria 3122
Australia. Ph : 03 9813 5222 (extensive listing of needlecraft and textile related publications. Call to be included on their mailing list.)
The Button Shop 181 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern 95097077
The Bead Company 336 Smith St, Collingwood. 94190636
Thanh Xuan Corner of Osborne Ave, and Springvale Rd, , Springvale
Brighton Button Shop. 405 Bay Street, Brighton. Ph : (03) 9596 2308
The Button Lady Camberwell Market- Sundays. Say hello to Elizabeth
Australian Button Company 375 George St, Fitzroy. (03) 94194500 or 94195722
Anh Accessories Trading Pty. Ltd Sewing threads, Needles, Zips
407 Victoria Street, Abbottsford. 3067 Phone : 94278062
( Trish Mc C writes ) Harmony Beads, 4 Doncaster Rd, North Balwyn, have a huge selection of beads and crystals including, many shapes and colours of Swarovski crystals, plus all aspects of beading, jewellery making and accessories
Elena Pleating, 19a Charles St, Brunswick, 93879909, can do many different designs of custom pleating. It’s best to ring first to discuss whether your fabric choice is suitable for pleating, how much you will need and any preparation you need to do before the fabric is pleated. I trust these businesses are helpful.
Hi There, I work for a company called NSW Leather and we have a warehouse here in Melbourne. We have a large range of leathers for sale to public for clothing and handbags. Prices start at $20 per skin.
Please feel free to drop in anytime, we are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm.
Kind regards Marisa
NSW Leather Co. P/L
107 - 109 Sackville St.
Collingwood. VIC. 3066
P: +61 3 9417 3466
F: +61 3 9416 1514
Torb and Reiner - everything to do with all things millinery.
Julias Fabric Boutique
89 High Street, Wodonga. 3680
ph: (02) 60241346