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8 Places to Buy Fabric to Sew Your Own in London

by in Fashion on 6th December, 2018

We are all about dress patterning and learning how to make your unique dresses, and clothes. A great way to ensure your clothes are ethical is by sourcing materials yourself and learning to cut and create with them. So here are our top recommended fabric shops across London, because your time to start is NOW!

The High End

1. Cloth house

Soho Cloth House is a fantastic place to find all sorts of beautiful and luxurious materials. It is a little on the pricey side, so be wary this is definitely for occasion wear.

2. Fabrics Galore

Find a comprehensive combination of cotton, silk, and wools at Paul Johnston Fabrics Galore in Battersea. Which prides itself on stocking Liberty fabrications as well as its signature “Clarke & Clarke oilcloths for affordable price points.”

3. Goldhawk Road

This is one of the most famous spots for sourcing fabrics in London. With 15 independent stores across the country, this garners a lot of attraction. With around 15 stores across the street, this is a fantastic place to source the most unusual combinations of sparkles, sophisticated silks, and luminescent colours.

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4. MacCulloch & Wallis

This is a real favourite of ours, the combination of textures, textiles, and haberdashery feels gives this store some heart as the eclectic shop around the corner that can give you a little bit of everything. From embroidered, materials, fine threads, paper textures, and every spectrum of colourful zips you can put in one place.

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5. Shaukat

With a Middle Eastern clientele, the West Brompton based store specialises in materials for head shawls and suiting. Stocking the largest volume of liberty prints outside of Liberty in the country. The store is accessorised with old looking trunks and suitcases to purchase to transport the materials.

6. Bhopal & Co Textiles

Brick Lane is always bustling, famous for its: markets, Indian restaurants, and eclectic crowds, one of its many hidden gems is this great textiles store, Bhopal & Co Textiles. With moderately priced beautiful combination fabrics, materials, and colours inject a spot of authenticity to the street. From the outside, it doesn’t inspire much confidence from the outside, but once inside you are met with a flurry of possibilities.

7. Southall Broadway

For anyone wondering, one of the most infamous material sourcing areas of London is Southall Broadway. Just walking along the incredibly long and intricately accessorised street with beautiful Asian bridal wear shops. The roads are lined with material shops galore, the creme de la creme of fabrics at ridiculously cheap prices. We definitely recommend stepping out of your comfort zone for this!

8. Brixton Market

For anyone who has not experienced this Market, it is inundated with noises, smells, tastes, and colours to keep the senses vigilant. With combinations of cafe’s, options for meat, fish, and grocery shopping, and all other types of brick-o-brak that one might need is a key characteristic that draws crowds in. Not only does this become a full day out, with incredibly unique gems and finds in between outdoor and indoor stalls, but the price range for materials sourced are ridiculously cheap too!

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