So where do you find all our gorgeous fabrics? A question we get asked all the time, and to be honest, whilst we have a few favourite spots, it's often about grabbing something you love when you see it (yes - building the infinite "stash") - because if you love the fabric, and "just the right pattern" comes along...it will be a match made in Heaven. However, there are times when I look at my stash in horror and wonder if we could co-exist post an earthquake...and warn myself that some sort of restraint is advisable. I do think however, there are worse habits, and if there existed a FSA ("Fabric Stashers' Anonymous") - I am still not sure I'd want to be rehabilitated.
The following is a small, but hopefully growing list of stores that sell online mainly in NZ. We are hoping to expand this list over time, to add more stores around the globe. As new patterns are released we are also hoping to direct you to stores where our fabric was sourced, and/or to those that have a good supply of recommended fabric.
If you have a favourite fabric store you'd love to share, please leave us a comment on this blog with the name of the store, it's website address (URL), and why you love it. We'll do our best to check them out and update this list. It's would be great if you could also note if a particular store specializes in anything.
Eventually we'd like you to be able to review and rate the stores you have used to help others make purchasing decisions based on service, selection, price points and delivery. But we'll roll with this list for now and update it as we receive feedback - and as time allows.
ONLINE FABRIC STORES SELLING IN OR INTO NEW ZEALAND
(*These are stores we have used ourselves and can recommend for service & delivery at the time of writing - listed alphabetically)
|The Fine Cloth Company*
|Great service, beautiful quality linens, silks, wool and cottons. Website and in store.
|Good service, delivery and prices.
|Ex Centrepoint fabrics, now also online.
|For Fabrics Sake*
|A good range of Merino
|NZ Merino & fabrics*
|Great range of well priced merino
|Large range with some good price points
|Studio of Sewing*
|Small range of quality tencel/linen blends and viscose
|The Fabric store*
|Large range, higher end
|The Fabric of Society*
|Great range of quality linens
|Zingara Organic Fabrics
|NZ based Online
|NZ, & global
|Good range of certified organic cotton jersey knits (95%/5%)
|Crafty Mamas Fabrics
|Ship to NZ
|The Remnant Warehouse*
|Also stock designer ends and a good selection of swimwear lycra
|Tucked away on the second floor of Melbourne’s historic Nicolas Building, they stock fancy ribbons, buttons, sewing tools and even vintage thread for makers who love old-timey sewing vibes.
|If you love juicy, vibrant prints, the team regularly enlists artists and designers from around Australia and the world to create their colourful fabrics.