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« on: March 02, 2005 06:22:37 AM »

Hey, other German craftsters. I am an American living in Berlin (near Warschauer Str) ,working at Adlershofer Kostumfundus making costumes, hanging out, having fun in the snow (!). Anyone have suggestions for good fabric/sewing supplies. I hate going to KaDeWe and those giant places and want to find/support local little shops. Any hints?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005 05:25:41 AM »

Hi sallysparks,

I'm from Berlin, but live in London now. I've been thinking about independent fabric stores, but couldn't think of any.
I used to frequent just normal department stores like Wertheim and Karstadt, or even Ikea. I have noticed though that Karstadt has cut back their haberdashery/fabric sections. They used to have good selections, but some don't even have a haberdashery section at all anymore.
I think Wertheim at Zoo is still pretty good (big store though). You got me thinking now, if I come up with anything I'll keep you posted.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2005 11:36:57 PM »

Sorry i dont check in here very often so I havent seen this!

Try the turkish markets. theres one near Paul Linkus Ufer (I think) and it had a lot of cheap (and occassioanlly rather unusual) fabric.

Thats about all I can think of as well.

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005 12:04:06 AM »

Have you been to Hco in Charlottenburg?


It's great. You have to add the 16% Mehrwertsteuer to the prices though.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005 04:55:43 PM »


As wherethewild said, the Turkish market has big haberdashery stalls, and lots of fabric - its mostly tat but there's HUGE amounts of really cheap velvet there sometimes. Also on Oranienstrasse, there's a nice haberdasher's/fabric shop on the left as you go up from Grlitzer, I think its called Knopf und Kragen, and a wool place on the other side, I think near the comic shop. (Sorry I can't be more specific, Oranienstrasse always disorientates me!)
Hope that helps.
Also this is a good German link a mate sent me

How did you get a job at the Kostumfundus, sounds ace!

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2005 11:38:12 AM »

There's a big Turkish market on Fridays just off Kottbusser Damm.  LOTS of fabrics for very cheap.  I suggest you check it out!

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2006 04:02:07 PM »

sorry for posting so late about this but I just got back from Berlin and found an AMAZING bead shop called Tukadu.  They have two shops and one of them sells fabric as well as beads. Their website www.tukadu.com give the adresses of the shops and suchlike
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007 01:47:33 PM »


uh my english is very bad sorry, and don't lough about me Smiley

mh i think the tukadu is a good idea, but is sooo expensive. i work there 2 weeks and mh...since that time i don't like the shop, because the people are very unfriendly and arrogant....and the beads are too expensive.

maybe you like the shop from "Frau Tulpe". You can find her in the veteranenstrasse 19. i love her, she's very nice and friendly. it's not cheap, but you can find "other" fabrics. they are not so normal...have a look at www.frautulpe.de

a good turkish market is at the maybachufer ( U8-Schnleinstrasse)

and of course wertheim and karstadt.

so mh i hope you understand me Smiley

« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 09:44:36 AM »

Tukadu is nice, there's also another beadshop wich I think is even nicer in the hackescher Hfe caller Perlin
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008 09:48:34 AM »

Hello all,

I'm hoping to head off to Berlin for a short break before too long, and will be sure to check out these places.  My question is... I have a button addiction - so can any recommend any good (and cheap!) places to buy buttons?

Many thanks!

Trekky  Smiley


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