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Topic: Fabrics - Singapore - Arab Street  (Read 319 times)
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« on: November 25, 2007 07:55:34 PM »

I am new to crafting and I just bought a sewing machine last week.  I moved to Singapore about two months ago from London but I am originally from Portland, Oregon. 

I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of a girl and thought I would look for an easy, simple first project.  I visited Arab street this morning for fabrics and the silks and colors are like nothing I have ever seen before.  The fabric is so detailed and beautiful in every shade imaginable.  There is fabric with beading and all sorts of sewn in patterns. 

I know there are a lot of creative people on this list so I thought I would ask what is the best way to use these bright colored, intricate prints for everyday use.  The stores sells the fabrics for dresses in Arab street and bagdad street.

I will be back in Portland, Oregon for a short trip in December.  Therefore maybe we can do a swap on skills for fabrics if anybody has the time.

(In the next few days I will return and see if I can take pictures of the fabrics.)
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008 10:53:14 AM »

Hi I'm new on craftster (though actually quite experienced in surfing through the posts before i actually registered) and I found your post. Are you still in Singapore? I hope that you've settled down nicely and have better bearings of sewing and craft spots here.

The range of fabrics is quite limited in Singapore, where the main places we can get fabrics are from chinatown, arab street, spotlight and a place behind bugis street (i think it's called queens street).

May I know what kind of fabric you're talking about in arab street?
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 07:56:37 AM »

sounds from your description like sari fabric?
That would make great scarves or home decor projects.
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