You need good quality fabrics to make good clothes. If you visit a sewist, you will see hoards of clothes everywhere – in their cupboards, below the beds, fabrics stuffed in drawers and everywhere else. There are so many prints, colors, and types of fabrics – linen, velvet, silk, tweed, and others. They like to keep themselves prepared. Fabric shopping and making items of clothing is fun, provided you have the right fabric.
Here are some of the best UK online fabric shops. Check them out.
Based out of Leigh on Sea, a coastal town in Essex, this is an old independent store that has been selling the best fabrics for several generations. They also offer craft and sewing supplies. The haberdashery supplies include buttons, beads, wools, and embroidery threads. It’s an old style shop, but will supply everything you need for modern and contemporary designs. Tapes and ribbons are also on display at their store. There are two floors where you will find lots of different types of fabrics. Huge choice to select from!
Guthrie & Ghani
Just the opposite of Belle! Guthrie & Ghani is a new shop, while Belle has been running for several generations. This shop at Birmingham was opened by Lauren Guthrie, a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee. You will certainly be pleased with the collection of fabric here. Choose from rayon, cotton, linen, viscose, knit, jersey, lining fabrics, and much more, all in different colors. The fabrics on sale are displayed separately. There are fabrics especially for Christmas and other events too. You can visit their Birmingham store or buy at the online shop as well.
Guthrie & Ghani also organizes workshops on sewing for beginners, pattern drafting, dressmaking, knitting, home interiors, and more.
Tissura is also an extensive fabric store. You will find fabrics for both men and women here, including tweed, boucle, linen, silk, lace, cotton, wool, bridal fabrics, and more. The online fabric store Tissura also offers trimmings, buttons, and a wide range of accessories.
The Edinburgh store is at the Pilrig Street and Bonnington Road crossing close the city center of Edinburgh. This could very well be the finest fabric store in Scotland. They sell a wide range of bridal and dress fabrics, costume fabrics, trimming, ribbons, fancy dress and dress making accessories including threads and ribbons, haberdashery supplies, fabric dyes, and even furnishing and curtain fabrics. Edinburgh stocks the largest collection of Scottish and Yorkshire wool fabrics in the city. You will also find Harris Tweed fabrics here.
The shop may seem small, but they have managed to stock it adequately. Just name it, and you are likely to find it here. The prices are reasonable too. Plus, they also offer a 10% discount to students. There are gift vouchers on offer too, in case you want to give one to someone.
This is not just one shop, but an entire street with 12 independent stores. This could be the best place in London for fabric shopping, especially if you are looking for something specific. The prices are reasonable. Plus, you will also find many bargains here. Do visit the Goldhawk Road if you are in West London.