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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2005 06:45:23 AM »

I went to Cabramatta the other day in search of fabric. It's not too scary.
Plenty of fabric, all a bit too generic for me though. But worth a look if you're after some plains and chiffons.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2005 11:51:38 PM »

Surely its not just me that gets utterly bored of Spotlight and laughs when they see other people wearing prints you just KNOW they got there?!!?

I was expecting you crafty types to have lots more secrets up your sleves.

The places I love are the small asian fabric shops. They have such a great range thats often quite different to the 'mainstream'  fabric stores and they're waaay cheaper than anything. Marrickville road, Marrickville has 5 little fabric shops on it (well technically one is around the corner on illawarra rd) so i love going there. Especially for all the basic stuff like stretch and plain stuff and also checks and stripes for pants or suits.

Theres a one off little shp in South bankstown which had a good range of stretch prints and sort of more formal wear. But they are so loverly that they give me bundle of free fabric or zips every time i go.

Cabramatta is also good cause there is about 7 shops on the one street.. but they seem to specialise in really expensive fabrics(for cheap). So $100 fabric might be $40/metre but they dont have much really cheapo generic stuff.

And lastly I love getting clothes at second hand shops that are made of excellent fabric and dismantlng them!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2005 01:20:13 AM »

i like spotlight  Smiley it's cheap-as... at least, the ones i go to are... mehh.. too scared to go to cabra... never been there in my life and i dont plan on goin any time soon.... i've seen those asian fabric stores... i thought they'd be cheaper and went in one but found it was quite expensive and had fugly prints.. O_o;; ... it was in campsie.. i've seen one in parramatta tho and it looks like it has heaps of nice fabrics.. but not sure on price....     
hmm marrackville.. heaps far from where i live (i live in wentworthville.. which is near westmead) but my grandpa lives near there so when i next visit him i think i'll hunt around for those stores... hehe im gettin excited already..!! object001 - can you please give me the addresses of the marrackville and bankstown stores?? thankyoOs.

« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2005 04:28:36 AM »

Yeah unfortunatly the asian shops are a bit hit and miss. They usually have one type of fabric they have a lot of and sometimes it is UGLY! But im all for the idea of weedying through the bad stuff to find that one gem!

Anyway... I dont know the exact addresses but my personal fav is on the corner of Marrickville road and Illawarra road ( a 2min walk from the station).

Unfortunatly I cant find the address for the bankstown one. It is opposite a big industrial type shopping centre which has Babyco and those sort of home maker shops somewhere south of the station. Not very helpful but maybe someone will know what I mean.
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2005 08:46:41 PM »

hmm.. i dont live in that area so i dont know bankstown that well.... but i shall track down the marrickville one.. hehe. thanks~

« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2005 05:50:10 PM »

There's Saigon Fabrics on Erskine St in Sydney, But it's a bit expensive (i think the cheapest fabric I found was $30/m). Their fabrics are very good quality though. They have silk satins etc.

Tessuti also have a store on Lvl 5 of the GlassHouse in Pitt St Mall and have just opened up a store on 110 Commonwealth St Surry Hills.

I come from Penrith, so I haven't checked out too many other Spotlight's or Lincrafts, but Spotlight in Penrith is HUGE. The entire lower floor is full of fabrics, habby  stuff, craft stuff, beads , yarn etc. And you can get some really good fabrics there aswell. They have silk blends, silk chiffons etc. It's very good for fabrics no matter what your looking for!!!!

I heard that Fabric Fantasy is closing down?Huh Is this true??? I've never been there, but would really love to go check it out one day.

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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2005 02:28:10 PM »

Cabramatta is good for cheap fabric. I got a satin like material for 2 dollars a metre, made my boyfriend's sister a quilt cover and flat sheet plus pillowcases for less then 20 dollars. You really have to look around and dig for nice fabric and go to all of the stores, you'll find stuff! Everytime i go i find material worth getting. Also, if you're getting heaps of the same material try haggling for it. Usually they will give it to you for even cheaper. Spotlight is great too! I find that it's slightly cheaper then lincraft.
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2006 05:01:47 PM »

There is a newish fabric shop opened in Hornsby - Designer Factory Fabrics.  It has a slew of interesting fabrics - nothing at all like the run-of-the-mill Spotlight ones.  Apparently the rolls are what is leftover from designer use, so the collection is somewhat idiosyncratic.  There are dress and furnishing fabrics.  I find it is always better to go there with a project in mind, rather than for a particular fabric in particular colour, if you know what I mean.

It is on the corner of Pacific Highway and Government Road, but underneath the liquor shop; takes about 3 mins to walk from Westfield or the station.

The prices are generally cheaper for better quality than I usually find in Spotlight, for example.

There is also Tina's Fabrics - in Westfield.  There are many rolls of fabric all squashed in - a good range of fabrics and designs, lots more conventional ranges than Designer Factory Fabrics, but worth a visit too.
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2006 09:52:22 PM »

What are the prices like of the designer factory fabrics? It is really expensive cause it is designer stuff?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2006 11:18:48 PM »

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?

ive been to cabramatta. its really good ! everythings super cheap. you know those silks & such that you would find at spotlight. you can get them at like two bucks a metre in cabra. its so good ! & sometimes you can find really nice fabrics that you would never find in spotlight. i recommend you all go there ! =D but they dont really talk english but they do understand a little =]

but thats probably because my mom speaks the language & helps me bargin
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