Is there anything as much fun as being surround by bolts of beautiful, bright, colourful fabrics? In London we are lucky to have great fabrics shops and a few quilting specialist emporiums too. I love to buy fabrics when I can see and feel them, so I thought I’d share those I know of with you and if you can add to the list, please do leave a comment!
Berwick Street Cloth shop, W1. Full to the rafters with fabulous fabrics.
Bromley Market has fabrics stall famous for its Liberty fabrics, thursday/friday & Saturday.
Cabbages & Roses, SW3.
Cloth House fabric shops on Berwick Street are well worth a visit. Full to the brim with interesting fabrics with stores each end of Berwick Street.
Crafty Sewer, Tooting. A sewing superstore.
Creative Quilting in East Molesey.
Dalston Mill, E8.
Desai fabrics, NW2.
DM Buttons is the best kept secret in town.
Ealing Fabrics & Haberdashery, Ealing.
Fabian’s Fabrics, E1.
Fabrics Galore is on Lavender Hill, Battersea. They stock a range of quilting fabrics including Alexander Henry and the full range of Liberty Lifestyle, amongst a huge selection of brilliantly priced dressmaking and home furnishing fabrics. A real treasure trove and the place I go to first.
Fancy Moon, Crystal Palace.
Fringe @ studio 108, N10.
house of haberdashery on Lower Marsh is a new small shop, below a vintage clothes shop. Great new store in SE1.
Joel & Son is an amazing fabric store on Church Street, NW8, selling the most exquisite fabrics.
John Lewis has a large Rowan, Makower selection, Lotta Jansdotter , Donna Wilsonand their own brand of quilting weight fabrics. There is a large selection of haberdashery, although not a wide quilting selection.
Kleins, 80 year old haberdashery store.
Liberty. The Liberty fabrics are great wonderful to sew with and British too, lovely store with great staff.
Little Woolie in Beckenham, Kent. A new shop offering yarn, Haberdashery, fabrics and classes.
London Haberdashery, NW6.
London Fabric Shop, E1. Large range of very good quality dressmaking fabrics.
MacCulloch and Wallis has a wealth of fabrics and haberdashery. 25 Poland Street, W1.
Mermaid Fabrics, E8.
Ray Stitch is based on Essex Road in Islington. There are 2 floors full of fabrics, dressmaking patterns, haberdashery; many of the products they sell are organically or sustainably produced. They also hold classes in quilting, dressmaking and embroidery.
Queens Market, Upton Park.
Ray Stitch, N1. Wonderful collection of dressmaking, quilting fabrics, patterns, haberdashery and lots more.
Rolls & Rems Lewisham, again an eclectic fabric selection.
Sharp Works, SE24.
Shaukat in Earls Court has a huge selection of Liberty fabrics and if you enjoy using tana lawn a must visit. Not a quilting shop, but a fantastic range of fabrics.
Simply Fabrics in Brixton, eclectic fabric selection.
Silk Society, W1.
Sewing Rooms, Putney. patterns, zips, buttons, darning wool, sewing, embroidery, threads, sewing machine needles, bobbins, trims, elastics, seam bindings, cords, piping, sequins, wools & much more.
Sew Over It are in North Clapham & Islington. Lisa set up Sew Over It to pass on her passion for sewing through Sew Over It and encourage more people in London to pick up a needle and thread! They have a range of classes, fabrics, haberdashery and a cafe. Sewing and cake, what could be better?
Simply fabrics, Brixton.
Stag & Bow, Forest Hill. Specalises in vintage Haberdashery.
The Cloth Shop, W11.
The Fabric Wearhouse in Uxbridge. Craft, dressmaking and curtain fabrics.
The Shop, E2. Vintage
The Textile shop, E10.
Temptation Alley, W10 – trimmings galore.
The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead has a large selection of quilting fabrics, sewing patterns and as the name suggests haberdashery.
Tikki is a dedicated modern patchwork and quilting shop quilting shop in Kew, West London. Selling quilting books, Japanese craft books, their own unique quilt kits, a selection of batting, large selection of haberdashery and also hold classes. A real gem.
VV Rouleaux, W1. Best trimmings in London
Warris Vianni, W10.
William Gee, William Gee is a supplier to some of London’s top fashion designers and costume departments.
Wimbledon Sewing Center, Balham High Road, full to the brim of fabrics, habberdashery, sewing machines and other craft equipment. Its my go to habberdashery and has 2 car parks.
Walthamstow market have market stalls with fabrics and habberdashery.
Goldhawk Road, Shepards Bush has lots of smaller fabric retailers.
Mrs Moon sadly online only now.
Just outside the M25:
Just Between Friends in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
Lady Sew & Sew in Henley upon Thames.
Plain Stitch Workroom, with a range of classes and fabrics.
The Quilt Room with a good selection of fabrics, long arm quilting and classes.
The Running Chicken in Reading. Karen is a brilliant long arm quilter who sells on line, at fairs and her shop is open by appointment at her home.