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« on: June 14, 2005 12:14:26 AM »

Considering there's a thread on Melbourne fabric shops, I think there should also be one for Sydney.
Also, I need to know because I'll be going there in a couple of weeks time =)
So any tips?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005 08:54:44 PM »

Fantasy Fabrics in Surry Hills is supposed to be good - although I haven't been there.

When I go, I almost always have to drop in to Home Yardage just outside the QVB in the city and Lincraft in one of those malls off Pitt Street.  None of them are very satisfying but sadly I can still find stuff to buy.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005 08:55:25 PM »

Most "Spotlight" stores I find the best for fabrics...the one at Birkenhead Point is probably one of the better "Spotlight" stores in Sydney.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005 05:58:49 AM »

Thanks guys!

I've actually heard a bit about the fabric shops down in Cabramatta...along Park rd & John st? Has anyone been down there?

Also, a shop called Tessuti in Chatswood or Bondi Junction.
What do you guys think of these places?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2005 09:05:26 PM »

I've not been to Homeyardage for years, will have to take a look next time I'm in the city.  I do buy most of my fabrics from Spotlight, I work there so it's a logical place to do so. 

I went to Cabramatta last year while searching for cheap fabric for a bulk sewing project.  It's well worth the visit but do keep an eye out for men on bicycles who think that pedestrian crossings are for them to speed across in front of you after you had checked there was no one crossing.   The only thing I don't like about the type of fabric shops there is that they stand rolls so thickly that you can't get to or properly see the fabrics.  Nor are they suitable places for people with prams, if you are one - take someone to mind the pram outside.


Nabi Wasabi
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2005 01:13:45 AM »

If you live in or near Sydney:

Ive been to Fabric Fantasy in Surry Hills ONCE.  My experience is that when you get there you have to sort of fight over swatch books, wait in line to get fabric cut for you and then go to a place downstairs FULL of cool notions and haberdashery but they all come in HUGE BULK amounts... try it, but i think its a bit overwhelming.

Home Yardage near the QVB on York St.  is great if you like finding really cheap fabric and you are not looking for anything specific.  Some of it is pretty hideous but if youve got a Craftster brain, things pop up.  Plus they have a small remnants section.  Oh yeah, sometimes thier selection sucks, like on craft felt and polyester stuffing (better to go to Lincraft) but then they have really cheap zippers and notions plus a wider selection of laces, seam binding and other stuff that Lincraft for some reason lacks of. 

Lincraft in one of the arcades in Pitt St. Mall that is pretty good for yarn, fleece... stretch corduroy (droool..) and other good things.  Plus a huge craft section.  Lincraft and Home Yardage are like two halves... you might have to go to both just to get what you need.

I havent checked out Tessuti or Spotlight yet.  Im dying to check out Spotlight but I'm new to Sydney and kind of scared of the mass of trains.   

But if anyone has a day and a few dollars to burn I would do the Home Yardage/Lincraft thing in one go.  Its fun!


« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005 05:56:18 PM »

Have a look at the Sydney thread - a while ago there was a discussion about where everyone shops for fabric and other craft supplies it started at about the page 2 mark.


I'm not in Sydney anymore but the main places I shopped at were Lincraft, Spotlight, Home Yardage and the occassional worthwhile trip to Cabramatta.

Nabi Wabisabi it would be totally worth your while to jump on a bus and head to Spotlight at Brikenhead Point...lots of othe routlet shops there too. The Spotlight is a mess but it has lots to offer!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2005 11:20:29 PM »

there is a pretty good fabric shop in hurstville called my hung
its much more reasonable than lincraft is and even better if you catch their 20% off sale

Let's stick to regular Monopoly. The game is crazy enough as it is; how can an iron be a landlord?

« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2005 11:51:32 PM »

SPOTLIGHT is tha best.......... they have EVERYTHING and tis heaps cheaper than lincraft.. plus they have more fabrics.. hmm.. you should check the spotlight store for a store near you.. i usually go to the one in castle hill.. sometimes merrylands.. and abt the cabra stores.. i wouldnt know.. im a bit scared of going to cabramatta on my own so i havent tried them yet.....  and birkenhead point is definitely goOd.

« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2005 10:46:47 PM »

Spotlight at Birkenhead is pretty good good for most types of fabrics, although I find they don't have much original 'one of a kind' fabrics. Tessuti's is good for the better quality italian wools and more dressmakers stuff.... Lincraft closed half their Sydney stores recently so I never go there anymore...

good luck Smiley

PS Nabi wasabi... don't be afraid, hop on a bus to Drummoyne, its worth it
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