Fabric Shops Victoria – and around Melbourne.

Do you have any sources that aren’t listed here. I would love to hear from you so please contact me here.

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Christine writes : Good morning just wanted to advise you of a great fabric shop in Dandenong called BEST FRIENDS FABRIC.   Shop 5 / 131-137 Walker Street Dandenong, in the Dandenong Hub Building,  prices range from $3.00 to $20.00 per metre . e has a very extensive range of fabrics and trims, excellent quality.

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A Piece of Cloth is a vintage and antique textiles sourcing business. Established in 2009 by graphic and textile designer Jennifer Twitchett-Hyland. After working in the Australian fashion industry for 15 years as a textile and graphic designer for some of Australia’s leading brands, Jennifer embarked on her passion for original textiles.The studio has an extensive selection of vintage and antique patchwork quilt tops, feed sacks, blocks, patchwork quilts, cutters and fabrics to suit the needs of quilters interested in vintage patchwork and quilting, restoration or just owning a piece of the past.
A Piece of Cloth Studio. By Appointment Only. Geelong, Victoria, Australia
MOB: 0416 052 585 – Preferred.
TEL: (03) 5200 0251


Trimming and Remnants

2015 marks the 90th year of the Quittner family’s experience in the textile trade. So no wonder Trimmings ‘n’ Remnants is considered an icon – Australia’s leading supplier to the theatrical industry. Our stores have been described as an Aladdin’s Cave – a veritable treasure trove just waiting for you to explore! We offer an extensive range of fabrics: our renowned top quality 190 gram shiny and matt lycra, our stock range of chiffon, crystal organza, twinkle satin, liquid foil, nylon, net, satin and sequined fabrics. We have a diverse and ever changing range of dazzling holographic spandex and exotic prints.

At Trimmings’n’Remnants you also find seed beads, sequins, stretch sequins, Indian braids, beaded trims, diamante buttons and buckles, feathers, masks, hats, gloves, wigs, crystals, motifs, fringe, tiaras and more!
106 – 108 Bakers Road, Coburg North, 3058. Ph.03 9354 3752
SHOP 4/114 PRINCES HWY, PAKENHAM Ph. 03 5940 2700

Our trading hours are – Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am – 1.00pm



Janies Fabrics

Welcome to Janie’s fabrics here you will find a large range of fabrics , cottons, lace, satins, knits, jerseys, hologram, Lycra, sateen, chiffon, wool, denim & silks. lace trims, fringing, buttons, zips.
Address: 8 commerce drive Hampton park. (enter from orient place Hampton park) follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/janiesfabrics or visit our eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com.au/Janies-Fabrics
or call me on mobile: Janie – 0425860230. Looking forward to meeting you at my shop.

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previewPreview International Fashion Fabrics has culminated years of experience, passion and knowledge to launch Melbourne’s hottest new fabric store. Research and dedication have lead founder and Director, Paul Sparks to source the most exclusive and hard to find designer fabrics ever seen in Melbourne, all supplied from the world’s leading distributors. Imported from Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Japan, the quality of these elite fabrics is what sets Preview apart from anything Melbourne has ever seen.
Paul believes that “a limited quantity of an extensive collection allows customers to feel individual, stylish and gives them the opportunity to stand out from the crowd.” The shop has been well received which has been demonstrated by the already strong client base that has been established.
Adding to Preview’s value are the quarterly deliveries of overseas stock that updates the store and emulates the current overseas market. This allows customers to rejuvenate their wardrobe according to European seasonal trends and ensures that previously purchased pieces no longer become available – supplementing the exclusivity of all Preview fabrics.
Preview needs to be seen to be believed; its inspirational vibrancy cannot be expressed through words and must be felt to be fully appreciated.
Inspiration is Priceless at Preview.
Thank you , Paul Sparks. Director – Preview International Fashion Fabrics
Our new showroom address is Shop 19/261 Bridge Road Richmond 3121.
email to : style@previewiff.com.au
Customers can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Super Cheap Fabric StoreSuper Cheap Fabric Store.  A new a fabric shop has just opened its doors in Dandenong Plaza, Level 3.
Lace, Suiting, Prints,  Lycra, Georgette, Chiffon,… Prices range from $2.00  till $4.99 per meter.

Mon – Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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The closing of Clayton fabrics in Dandenong left a huge void for sew’ists who want good fabric but not at a massive price point.
This shop will service the basic everyday type fabrics for us to sew up a storm !!!!
I’m so excited that Super Cheap Fabrics is now open !!!!
Remember the one with THE MOST WINS !!!!!!


Shine Trimmings and Fabrics

We stock all types of Fabrics. 2 way stretch fabrics, Lycra, Spandex, Sequin Fabric, Nylon, Lace, Bridal Tulle, Velvet, Hologram Fabric, Foil, Chiffon, Taffeta, Linings, Satin, Organza, Lame/Cottons, Net and Fur.
We also have an enormous range of Trimmings, Lace, Ribbons, Elastic, Cords, Tape, Sequins, Beads, Jewellery Components, Chain, Feathers, Flowers, Hats, Masks, Wigs, Fans, Tassels, Craft, Haberdashery, Gloves, Glue, Motifs, Fringe, Tiara’s, Buttons, and Buckles.
There is also an extensive range of Swarovski products including Crystals, Diamante Banding, Pearls, Zips, Buttons, Magnetic Closures, Fasteners & Transfers.

Shine Trimmings & Fabrics  – 421 Graham St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Opening Hours : Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5pm. Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Phone:03 9646 0072


ditaliad’Italia imports exclusive high-quality designer fabric from Italian and French manufacturers who create for the top fashion houses of Europe. With quality fabric ranging from classy casual to very formal, d’Italia offers an impressive variety of the most unique, unusual and exclusive fabric and lace available in Australia.
d’Italia’s designer stock is always limited in quantity, and cannot be re-ordered once it is sold. This is what makes it so special.
Labels regularly in store include: Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Escada, Chanel, Balenclaga, Pucci, Max Mara, Valentino, Cerruti, Versace, Cavalli, Missoni and Jil Sander.
Come in now to see and feel the beautiful colours and textures.
d’Italia – 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. Victoria – www.designerfabric.com.au



And news in from a member of our fabric e-alert – (thanks Kathy) –
Hi Annie, I notice that you have Joelle’s Fabric Clearance Warehouse already listed as an online store but I thought I’d just like to let sewers know that it’s also a physical store. Joelle has a huge range of knitted fabrics, including polar fleece as well as woven fabric and haberdashery, lace etc. Not the place to go if you’re looking for designer or high-end fabrics but very useful for day to day sewing needs.
Factory 13/2 Garden Bvd, Dingley (Redwood Drive end). Phone 85101922. Opening hours Tues, Wed, Fri – 11 – 5pm. Plus 1st Sunday every month – 11 – 4pm.
Also find them on Facebook here



Fabric Xchange has been sourcing quality fabrics from around the world over 20 years whilst our buyer has been in the industry for more than 40 years, bringing a level of experience you simply won’t find at other fabric wholesalers.
We understand the fashion industry and the garment production process from concept to completion.
Our clients don’t have to worry about organising to provide the right materials in the right colours for their creations – they can get it all from one place. Fabric Xchange has provided fabric to a variety of fashion and entertainment industry projects – including television, film and Broadway productions.

We offer fast shipping both Australia-wide and internationally.
New Store in Richmond – Fabric Xchange.
Head Office: 62 North Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121
Telephone: + 61 3 9421 5330
Email: fabric@fabricxchange.com.au
NEW E-tail Store:
127 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121
10:30am – 3:00pm Tuesday to Friday or by Appointment.
Come in and view our beautiful fabric collection.



Clayton Fabrics. Izzy has closed his shop !!!!!!!
After threatening for years to do this , he has gone AND DONE IT…..I am constantly calling his mobile as he says he is going to open up again where the rent is cheaper….. formerly of 124 Walker Street, Dandenong.



From dress fabrics, cottons, knits, wovens, evening and bridal, furnishing fabrics and accessories, haberdashery, patterns and of course the famous remnant bins, there is always something for the home sewer, home decorator, fashion student or DIY enthusiast! Now carries end of runs from designers such as Alannah Hill, Jayson Brunsdon and the like.

154-158 Victoria St, Brunswick, VIC, 3056.
Australia Melways Map Ref – 29 J7
Tram from CBD – Route # 1 and # 8

Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm

E-mail: info@rathdownefabrics.com.au
Telephone: 03 9387 7444
Fax: 03 9387 7711



With a strong focus on natural fibers the range is diverse, but includes not only a great selection of quality basics like Japanese cotton shirtings, silk chiffons and georgettes, woolen suitings and coatings, linens and satins but also specialty pieces like New Zealand merino knits, leather hides, eco and organic fabrics and much more.Sourcing fabrics from both local and international designers as well as sampling lengths from manufacturing runs means that the stock is continually changing and is peppered with treasures that you may see one day but will be gone the next.

184 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3064
Tel: +61 3 9416 4455
email : melbourne@thefabricstore.com.au

If you are a student you get 15 % discount. Gotta love that !!!!!!


silk traderSilk Trader prides itself on its extensive collection of over 600 stock colou rways in a wide variety of silks. They have been importing the highest quality silks since 1964, supplying everyone from top end designers to home dressmakers. Along with their no minimum order, they also have a showroom filled with remnants priced below cost. Visit their showroom or www.silktrader.com.au to view their entire collection.

Silk Trader– 639 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East 3123
Ph: 03 9882 6555
Fax: 03 9882 0168

Email: sales@silktrader.com.au
Trading Hours
Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm


Artextil.335 Lennox Street , Richmond. Vic 3121. Tel: 03 94279877
Shop Trading Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 5.30, Saturday 10 to 5pm
GJ’s Discount Fabrics. 31 Steane Street,  Fairfield. .Tel:  9482 5528
Darn Cheap Fabric. 1184 Glenhuntly Rd, Glenhuntly 95636833.
Kim Anh. 26a Portman Street, Oakleigh 95687313


Trimmings and Remnants. 164 Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale 93543752.
Tylers Fabrics. 58 Cremorne Street, Richmond. Ph: 94212848
Textile Offcuts. 186 Main St, Lilydale.
Eliza’s Fabrics. 23 Sun Crescent, Sunshine.
Just Fabrics. 445 Grimshaw Strret, Bundoora.
R & L Knight. 3 Clarke St, Lilydale. Ph: 97397101
Patricia Fabrics. C245 The Strand, Preston Market. (03) 98882880- 0409 539997
Flamboyant Fabrics. 3 Foxglove Crt, Viewbank 3084. Vic (03) 94592155


Hi Annie.

There is the Cloth Shop in Lower Heidelberg rd Ivanhoe for absolutely delicious European fabrics and extensive range of knits, sewing classes and great staff. Lovely range of linens, cottons, suiting’s, liberty prints, exotic evening fabrics, I can’t ever leave without seriously damaging my credit card.
47 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe VIC 3079. (03) 9499 8118


bbbeadsThey have the most to-die-for Japanese fabrics. Welcome to http://www.bbbeads.com.au

They specialise in Japanese craft products including “Tensha” beads (printed resin beads) which have amazingly detailed floral prints, fabric set in resin buttons, practical and beautiful buttons or embellishments. And Japanese 100% cotton fabrics for the sewing people out there.
I saw this retailer at the Stitches and Craft show, and they have the most t-die-for Japanese Fabric. Well worth a look!!


Florence writes :
Hi, I noticed that you haven’t listed the following:
DAVISHA – Textile Merchants 32 Wangaratta St Richmond – You need to have an idea of what you want before walking in as they will only show you swatch books but they don’t have a minimum purchase (they are Textile Wholesalers) www.davisha.com.au  (Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

And for buttons and trims:
Jimmy Button – 375 George St, Fitzroy. They will also do covered buttons on the spot for you – vveerrryy cheap just take fabric – cost approx 50c per button or less depending on size. Great website. Florence J


Hi there, here are details of our company to add to your listings for Japanese Fabrics. We have over 300 different Japanese silks for sale on our website and about twice as many in our store in Northcote, Melbourne.

Tombo Co Pty Ltd
80 High Street , Northcote Vic 3070

Email: tomboco@gmail.com

Trading Hours
Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm


Pauline W writes :
I think you’ve omitted one of my favorites from your list of fabric shops:

The Cloth Shop
47 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.
Phone : (03) 9499 8118
They have a separate room for knitted fabrics with one of the best ranges in Melbourne.


Cathryn G writes: Amitie is a similar but smaller shop that also stocks Liberty lawn and other craft fabrics, including Japanese.

Amitie Textiles
103A Gardenvale Road
Gardenvale VICTORIA 3185
Phone: (+ 613 ) 9596 7225

Email: amitie@amitie.com.au
Shop Hours: Monday to Friday – 9.30 am to 5 pm
Saturday – 9.30 am to 4 pm


Georgie also recommends….. Franke Stuart, 612 Glenferrie Rd., Hawthorn, ph. 9818 1843 for their huge range of bridal and evening. The prices are about normal for each of the fabrics with the occasional “find” but the colour ranges in the basics – silks, satin, chiffon, georgette are great.

Clegs, 60 Elizabeth St., Melbourne is also good for the sheer amount of fabric, good range of evening and bridal.


Vireya recommends……

Zigu Zagu – 7-11 Hill St Richmond. A great source of Japanese textiles. They had a sale on at the time, 40% off textiles. I bought a beautiful silk haori jacket for only $26. They have a huge range of kimono, obi, haori, and also fabric on rolls and off-cuts. regards, Vireya

Leila Graham recommends Joys Warehouse at 6 Ormond Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219 . Phone:(03) 5222 1440 . According to the business card, there is lots of fabric and variety, where you will find the unexpected in fabrics, at Warehouse Prices. New stock arrives weekly. Hours: Mon – Frid 9.30 – 5pm,Sat 9.30 – 2.00 pm.

Julie Mercer would like to recommend the following Sydney Rd Fabric Stores:
Sari fabrics Unique Fabrics no 365
Anne’s Discount Fabrics no 363
Hahn’s Fabrics no 397
Spotlight no 415


tessutiTessuti is a fabulous fabric store in Melbourne’s old ragtrade heartland. Located on the ground floor of 141 Flinders Lane in the iconic Pawson House, Tessuti Fabrics holds an extensive selection of fabrics comprising local designer ends such as Josh Goot, Karen Walker, Zimmermann, Cue, Veronika Maine, Collette Dinnigan and Marnie Skillings. In addition to these, a high quality fabric range is regularly imported from Europe (Chanel, Missoni, Armani, Etro, etc.) and Japan.
Tessuti caters for dressmakers, fashion, students, lovers of fashion and crafters alike.

Please note, all fashion students are entitled to a 10% discount.

141 Flinders Lane, near Russell Street. Phone :03 9654 4566
Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: closed
email : fabrics@tessuti.com.au


flashbackFlashback Fabric.
Vintage fabric heaven.Designers and people in the know would love to keep this store a secret,but the collection is so amazing it has to be seen and enjoyed by anyone who loves pattern and design.Dress fabrics on the bolt and soft furnishing fabrics on rolls.Specializing in 1950s, 60s and 70s.

79 High St, Northcote 3070. 03 9482 1899
trading hours- tues – sun- 12 – 5pm


Fern Textiles – wholesalers in Organic and conventional cotton fabrics.
Good Afternoon, We are wholesalers of organic fabrics carrying a wide range of fabrics in various weights in prints, solid’s, natural, ready for dyeing, etc.
Feel free to have a look at our website to see the various ranges we have in stock.
Look Forward to doing business with you. Thanks & Regards. Rupal

3 Cottage Street
03 8838 0499

house of clothHouse of Cloth.
The beauty of a fine silk, the softness of bamboo, the drape of a fine wool. The House of Cloth is Bendigo’s own natural fibre fabrics specialist.
Shop 5, 11 Retreat Rd Bendigo.
We are open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.
You can call us on 03 5443 6400.


Stitch 56 online sewing supplies

We warmly welcome you to Stitch 56! Whether you shop online with us, or come into see us at our Stockroom in Oakleigh South, we’re all about creating the very best possible sewing-related shopping experience for you. We proudly present some of the most loved sewing patterns designed by a host of talented creative designers from our own Australian shores, as well as from Europe, Canada, the USA, and New Zealand.
With a small but keenly curated selection of fabrics including the gorgeous Merchant & Mills European laundered linens and hand-blocked hand-dyed Indian cottons, as well as the ever-delightful Liberty Art Fabrics, and an amazing collection of other “necessary” items such as tape measures, fabric pens, a magnificent offering of scissors for any project involving cloth, and …well, too many to list here, we aim to match your love of your craft with the tools to have a handmade wardrobe you’ll be proud of. Or, if sewing your own handbag or purse, or sewing for your children, or perhaps even making a new fedora, you’ll find lovely sewing patterns to make them.
We also sell a wonderful range of dress forms to support you with getting a really good fit when you invest your time and resources into creating your handmade wardrobe.
Here’s where to find us… www.stitch56.com
Shop is open for limited hours : Friday 1 – 4 pm at : 14, 19-23 Clarinda Road, Oakleigh South Victoria 3167



Bekaert are situated at 195 Abbotts Road, Dandenong and they now have a factory shop that is open from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am until 4pm. Phone number 97991202. Follow the signs when you first enter the gate to take you to the factory shop.
I initially went when they first opened there doors to a one off sale, but are now permanently offering good prices.
Carolyn and Mo saw the following:
Curtaining from $10.00 to $12.00 p/m. Not only to be used as furnishings but also a good weight for jackets and wearable art. Plus the bonus of being 200-240 wide
Napery, Furnishing Fabrics, Sheeting from approx $5.00 to $10.00 p/m . also 240 wide. Bedspread fabric that I have seen in David Jones ( as fully made bedspreads that retails for over $800.00 ) at $20.00 p/m . Heaps of remnants for approx $5.00 per roll and above. The above is the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. It is well worth a visit.

Your one stop Upholstery shop, Direct to the public upholstery supplies. Call in, ring or buy online.
19/477 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin. 3189
Phone : 95557252. Fax : 95550313
Email: info@upholsterysupplies.com.au



Hi there, thought you may like a country visit to an antique button seller. Sonia Collard has a fascination with fasteners and other rare antique haberdashery items that she has combined to create a unique store in central Victoria. It is packed to the rafters with rare buttons, ribbons, braids, jewellery, textiles, and “bibs and bobs”.

She can be found at
12 Templeton Street,
Castlemaine. Victoria.
Phone 54706476
or visit http://www.habadash.com.au

And for buttons and trims:

Jimmy Button – 375 George St, Fitzroy. They will also do covered buttons on the spot for you – vveerrryy cheap just take fabric – cost approx 50c per button or less depending on size.

Cathryn G writes: Hi! For buttons, you ought to know about Buttonmania, Level 2/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000. It’s on the second floor of the Nicholas Building on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Lane. Phone • +61 (0)3 9650 3627.
Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-3pm. It has an extensive range of distinctive buttons and belt buckles.
The owner, Kate Boulton, a former dressmaker, bought the stock of Bottoni in South Yarra when it closed.

The Button Shop 181 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern 95097077
The Bead Company 336 Smith St, Collingwood. 94190636
Thanh Xuan Corner of Osborne Ave, and Springvale Rd, , Springvale
Brighton Button Shop. 405 Bay Street, Brighton. Ph : (03) 9596 2308
The Button Lady Camberwell Market- Sundays. Say hello to Elizabeth
Australian Button Company 375 George St, Fitzroy. (03) 94194500 or 94195722
Anh Accessories Trading Pty. Ltd Sewing threads, Needles, Zips
407 Victoria Street, Abbottsford. 3067 Phone : 94278062

Elena Pleating, 19a Charles St, Brunswick, 93879909, can do many different designs of custom pleating.  It’s best to ring first to discuss whether your fabric choice is suitable for pleating, how much you will need and any preparation you need to do before the fabric is pleated. I trust these businesses are helpful.



Leffler Leather.
Address: 171 Kensington Rd, West Melbourne VIC 3003
Phone: (03) 9090 4500

Leather of all sorts and colours (including laser cut lamb/sheep leathers, upholstery, hide leather, patterned, skins etc.), metal hardware, straps, plus belting, shoe making supplies, saddlery supplies and tools.


nswleatherHi There, I work for a company called NSW Leather and we have a warehouse here in Melbourne. We have a large range of leathers for sale to public for clothing and handbags. Prices start at $20 per skin.

Please feel free to drop in anytime, we are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm.

Kind regards Marisa
NSW Leather Co. P/L
107 – 109 Sackville St.
Collingwood. VIC. 3066
P: +61 3 9417 3466
F: +61 3 9416 1514
E: marisa@leatherco.com.au
W: www.nswleather.com



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