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« on: August 27, 2006 05:10:05 AM »

Hello all!  I am going to start sewing again and I was wondering where I can find inexpensive fabric in the Tokyo and Saitama (Omiya, Kawagoe) area.  I went to a small store today at my train station and I was shocked to see that the fabric was about 1000 yen a meter!  Please tell me there are cheaper places to get fabric.  Sad

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006 03:58:32 AM »

I can help you.
you give me the specification about the fabric you want, like content, width, pattern and length, so i can buy in our market and send  a package to you.
Prices are very good.
Write me via katecraft@hotmail.com
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006 07:43:40 PM »

I can help you.
you give me the specification about the fabric you want, like content, width, pattern and length, so i can buy in our market and send  a package to you.
Prices are very good.
Write me via katecraft@hotmail.com

where are you located?  Do you have a website?
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006 11:49:29 AM »

i'm not sure about their prices, but my favorite fabric stores in the tokyo area are: okadaya (near shinjuku station)
http://www.okadaya.co.jp/
and yuzawaya, i went to the one near JR kanda station, which had seven buildings (!) of craft-related supplies, but their website lists other saitama locations that might be closer to you.
http://www.yuzawaya.co.jp/
again, not sure if the prices are cheap, but the selection is amazing.
cheers,
liz
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bubblebutch
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006 04:13:19 PM »

Please have a day trip to Nishi Nippori  Cheesy

http://saihakken.net/arakawa/guide/arakawa_view.php?arakawa4=175757

It is a lagerst district of fabric wholesales but mostly open to everybody. Full of fashion students & crafters. 
All kind of fabrics and some are left over from major designer ( like Yoji ) in a supa cool price.
Also Nippori is a lovely downtown of good old days Tokyo.

You will never regret of making a journy there.
Happy shopping.




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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006 05:01:20 AM »

reviving old thread!

I checked out Nippori and it was FANTASTIC.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006 04:02:38 PM »

Thats great ! You enjoyed Nippori.

Another place I realised to mention here.
Yuzawaya headquarter in Kamata. 
Eight individual buildings of separate departments in fabrics to art materials, diorama model, beads and yarns.

http://www.yuzawaya.co.jp/information/mise_ka.html

Its a crafters paradise and worth visit even from Oomiya.

And we used to visit shopping arcade for a discount shop like Kishi Photo for Us European grocery and confectioneries.

Another shopping experience in Tokyo will difnetly rise a crafter's blood pumped like a steam engine  Shocked







 




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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008 04:59:43 PM »

WOW!  I am so ridiculously happy that I found this thread!  Thank you so much for the fantastic info about fabric stores in Tokyo.  I'll be going next week, well, in 3 days to be exact- the friends that I have that are familiar with the Tokyo area have no idea about fabrics and crafts- so... THANK YOU!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008 07:46:50 PM »

Hi!

I found a little store in Shibuya, near the station. Its on Koendouri, on a corner. (I don't remember which, but maybe third coming from the station area.) It is not a huge shop, but they have some cute things, and some of the typical Japanese fabric too. And as far as I can see the prices are reasonable. Sure they have the 1000 yen-a-meter ones too, but I found a totally cute one that wasn't more than 450 yen or so.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008 10:20:53 AM »

Hi!

I found a little store in Shibuya, near the station. Its on Koendouri, on a corner. (I don't remember which, but maybe third coming from the station area.) It is not a huge shop, but they have some cute things, and some of the typical Japanese fabric too. And as far as I can see the prices are reasonable. Sure they have the 1000 yen-a-meter ones too, but I found a totally cute one that wasn't more than 450 yen or so.  Grin

Oh! that's the one I saw!! I didn't have time to go in! next trip, next trip Smiley
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