in search of haberdashery | London Haberdashery shops

Gutermann-Sew-All-ThreadYesterday I ran out of white thread and popped on a reel of overlocking thread that my machine just hated and caused it to repeatedly jam.  I ended up on a bus heading for Liberty, as I couldn’t think of anywhere nearer to go and I generally avoid the west end on a Saturday unless I’m working.  When I arrived home started searching haberdashers online for somewhere closer and thought I’d share what I found and those I know.

Central London

MacCulloch & Wallis – not the friendliest of places, but does have a great selection.*



John Lewis.

Barnett Lawson.



Ray Stitch.

Ultimate Craft.

the village haberdashery

Finishing Touches.


M. Courts Ltd | wholesale with min order £25.



Fabrics Galore. * wonderful fabric selection.

The Crafty Sewer. *stocks McCalls, Butterick, Vogue, Simplicity, Burda & Kwik Sew.

Rolls & Rems.

The Sewing Rooms.

Sharp Works.

Stag & Bow.

Thread Bear.

a Little Woolie.

Sew Over It Clapham & Islingoton.

Simply Fabrics.





William Gee.

Beyond Fabrics.



Peter Jones.*

Tikki.*wonderful quilting fabrics.

Stitch up.

Mrs Moon.*

Wayward – portobello road market

Ealing Fabrics.

Bunty Wool.

Creations – Barnes & Chiswick.



And London market, East Street Market, Walthamstow Market, Berwick and Broadwick St.


The * marks the haberdashery shops I use.  If you can add to the list please do tell!


3 thoughts on “in search of haberdashery | London Haberdashery shops”

  1. A great list. Some i’m yet to explore so thanks for this. I’m going to add South – Wimbledon Sewing Centre. The staff really know their stuff and good prices too! East – Dalston Mills, Ridley Road Market.


  2. Wow — you’re so lucky that you can just pop in to Liberty. And I’ve seen lists of places to go in London, but none nearly as big as your list — thanks for listing them all. I think I saw a place named Shaukat on someone’s list too — it’s supposed to be for discounted Liberty fabrics — have you been there?


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