Italian stretch fabric from Carmel's
I am joining in with Meet Me At Mike's excellent Week Of Lists.
This time I am listing some of my favourite places to buy interesting dress fabric in Melbourne. If you're not local, then you might like to check out the websites, as some of these shops sell online too.
- The Cloth Shop
A beautiful shop filled with thousands of bolts, including a really wonderful selection of stretchies and some divine evening fabrics. There is off-street parking behind the shop.
47 Lower Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe 3079 theclothshop.com.au
- Carmel's Fabrics
A shop like they used to make them. The service is fantastic and the store is jam packed with gorgeous fabric. Carmel's is a 45 minute drive for me ... and worth every bit of the time it takes to get there.
11 - 13 Como Parade (West)
I remember how I used to love visiting Clegs with my grandmother when I was a little girl. Its lost none of its allure. The selection of special occasion, eye-candy fabric is just gorgeous.
60 Elizabeth Street
The new kid on the block (for Melbourne, that is), Tessuti is laid out like a beautiful boutique and filled with stunning colour-sorted designer fabrics. If you live in Melbourne and sew and haven't been yet, you really must!
141 Flinders Lane
- The Sydney Fabric Warehouse
Huh? Sydney? Admittedly, a little bit on the outskirts of Melbourne (by 963 kilometres) but this shop does fabulous stuff. And as a bonus its online. I have bought a number of pieces of fabric and despite the ability to oooh and ahhh and touch, I haven't been disappointed.
Sydney Fabric Warehouse
Later: more lists, including my favourite sewing tools and publications.
For more lists, head over to Meet Me At Mike's.