Fabric Buying in Osaka

I’ve not been able to sew recently as I was busy planning and packing for a family vacation in Japan.  We came back on Saturday and I’ve been busy unpacking. I couldn’t resist sharing the lovely fabric I bought while in Osaka and I have Jacqui from Blooming in Japan to thank for giving absolutely superb directions to the fabric store located at the Ebisubashi shopping street! I had my two kids with me and it was not easy for serious fabric shopping but in 5 minutes, I managed to select the four Japanese fabric shown in the photo above. I love the prints and the price even more. The four metres of fabric cost 2,800 Yen which is around US$7 per metre! That’s probably half the price of what I’ll get on etsy excluding shipping!

I returned to the shop on my last day in Japan and bought more. After all, with the baby food and crackers eaten up, I now have more luggage space for fabric:)

So I ended up with some hello kitty and disney’s cars quilted material and even an echino print!

This is the first time I bought fabric while on holiday and that made me an absolutely happy woman!


60 thoughts on “Fabric Buying in Osaka

  1. I bought 3 metres of the echino fabric and plan to make a dress for myself:P I have been eyeing that fabric on etsy so I absolutely had to buy it when I saw it at the store! The rest of the kiddy fabric are off course stuff for the kids- dresses, bags etc. I love Japanese fabric too!!

  2. I was wonderinf if you could share those absolutely fantastic fabric directions with me as I am travelling there next week.


  3. Hi there,
    These are gorgeous! I don’t suppose you’d mind sharing the address with me, too? My husband and I are heading to Osaka in two months time.

    Thanks so much for your help,

  4. Hi, I am going to Osaka in a month. If possible could you send me directions to the place where you bought fabric. Do you know of any specific places there where I can get hold of japanese sewing books?

  5. Hi Adey,
    I recently falls in love with fabric.. and planning to go for fabric shopping in tokyo in Nov.. But I am not sure where I can go for fab fabric shopping in Osaka.. since i will be there for few day, I thought I can spare some time to check it out.. Could you pls share with me the address and directions??

    Thank you

  6. Hi Adey

    I am going to Tokyo and Osaka in December/January, im hoping im not going to be too cold! Im sure if Im keep busy looking for wonderful fabric I shoud stay warm enough! Could you please share the address of the fabric shops if you dont mind. It will probably be the only time I get to Japan and am looking forward to it.

    Thank you
    New Zealand

  7. Hi, Adey!

    I have just found your blog today, and I am so excited reading through it. I have never been interested in sewing in my life, but recently I have had a strong desire to learn. I love the cute Japanese fabrics and googling how to find them is what lead me to your blog. May I please get the address for the fabric store you visited in Osaka? I am not planning a trip anytime soon, but I do have family there who I can ask to go shopping for me! Thanks!

    I look forward to reading through your blog!


  8. Hi, saw your blog. My husband & i are going to osaka mid january, & like everybody else would love directions to the fabric places.
    regards karen
    p.s must have a chair so my husband can sit patiently to carry my bags ( hahaha)

  9. Hi, Adey!
    I have just found your blog today. My wife Ioves the cute Japanese fabrics and googling how to find them is what lead me to your blog. Today will be my last day stay in Osaka. May I ask for your kind direction to the address for the fabric store you visited in Osaka?


  10. Hi, I lived in Osaka for 2 years but did not sew at that point. My husband and I are hoping to move back. Can you give me the names of those fabric stores and where they are?

    Thanks, MJ

  11. I was interested to hear about this shop and see your cute fabrics. Could you email me the directions? My mom and I will be in Osaka in 3 months, and I would love to visit this store.

  12. Hi Adey, this post is great! I hope you don’t mind me asking, but I’d love to surprise my girlfriend with the directions for the store in Osaka, she loves fabric and sewing, it’d make our trip to Osaka in a week extra awesome. Would you please share them with me?

    Thank you in advance. Rowan

  13. hye, i read ur post and i was really taken up with the design that you bought,,i’m staying in Osaka, near Ishibashi..Would really appreciate if you can give me the direction to this place…thnks:)

  14. Hi there!

    I just stumbled upon your blog today and would like to visit some of the fabric stores in Osaka and Tokyo when I’m there next month. Could you please send me the directions as well? Thanks so much in advance! 🙂

  15. Hi, I know everyone keeps asking you this, but I was wondering if you could send me directions to the fabric store in Osaka. I will be there in September, and I would LOVE to buys some echino fabric!

  16. Hi there
    I’d love the directions to the fabric store in Osaka too please!!! Maybe you could post them on your blog too. Loved this entry. Thanks so much! Deb

  17. Hi! I’m in Osaka right now to buy some fabrics could you email me the name of the fabric shop and how to get there? I’ll be staying in osaka tomorrow

  18. Hi
    We’ll be going from Australia to Japan in a week, visiting Osaka (staying in Nanba area), and wanting to buy some not-too-expensive fabric to make curtains from.

    Would you please let me know names & addresses of shops which sell this type of fabric?

    Thank you!


  19. Hello,
    I would also like to ask for directions to this wonderful fabric store you previously visited.
    I am visiting at the end of year and I can’t wait to see this shop.

  20. Hi,
    I’m going to Osaka in one week time… I love shopping for fabric too… Can you share me the directions too? Thanks In advance!
    Good day!

  21. Hi Adey,

    Same as everybody else, I would like to know the direction to the fabric shop in Osaka. I’m going to Osaka in April. It would be helpful if you could share the map with me. Thank you.

  22. Hai,

    I’m a fabric fanatic, and my sis is going to Tokyo and Osaka end of this week. It would be very helpful if you could share the directions of those fabric shop. Thank very much.

  23. Hi, I am heading to Japan this year and would love to check out the fabric store in Osaka could you email me the address and directions, please.

  24. Hi Adey! Wow so happy to find this blog! Was actually googling for fabric store in osaka and kyoto. I only got a shop called otsukaya that seems to have what i am looking for. Would really love to have a mother shop as reference..if you dont mind. Am also a new sew convert haha… Just bought myself a sewing machine and subscribe youtube as my teacher since good craft teacher in jakarta is quite a rarity. The goal is to quilt properly and by God’s grace and leap of faith…a wearable clothes haha! So so happy to found your blog once again! Have a blessed rest of the week!

  25. Like everyone else, found your blog and was curious about the directions of the quilt shop in Osaka. I am so excited about our upcoming trip to Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara.
    Thanks in advance.

  26. bonjour…
    Comme beaucoup qui tombe sur votre blog, je vais à osaka et kyoto fin octobre. je n’y serai que 2 jours et je cherche des tissus imprimés traditionnels comme asanoha ou seigahia. je crois savoir qu’il y a un quartier de coton à osaka. pouvez vous m’indiquer vos adresses.
    merci beaucoup
    bonne journée

  27. hello, i’m not sure you can traduct my words in french so i try in english even is not good. I’m coming in osaka just to buy fabrics, coton with traditionnal patterns and other. I really need your good adress. please could you help me. thanks for your precious answer.

  28. Hello Adey – just stumbled over your blog and love it. And i would like to have the adress of the faric hop in osaka too or if you have any other informations about shopping fabric in Japan. Thank you for your time !

  29. Hi,

    Stumbled over your blog. May i have the address to the fabric shop, please. Leaving for Osaka next week. Thanks much.

  30. My husband is leaving for Osaka tomorrow and I would like for him to visit the awesome Toraya fabric store. Could I please have the directions and address to that store.

    Thanks so much,
    SF California

  31. Hello

    I stumbled across your blog while searching for material shops in Osaka and found the incredible amount of interest in your blog!

    I am heading to Osaka in March, so could you kindly email me these wonderful directions? My mum would love this material (and me!), so much appreciated.


  32. Here in Osaka now and desperate to find fabric stores. Please email name and addresses, and any directions. THANKS!

  33. I will be traveling to Osaka and would like to find fabric stores. Please email me the name of the stores/address/directions. Thank you!

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  35. Hi Ady! I just stumbled upon your blog and was wondering if you would be willing to share your fabric shopping experience and directions with me please? We’ll be heading there next month as well. Thank you!

  36. Hi Ady, your blog came as no 1 suggestion when goggling for quilt fabrics Osaka. Having the opportunity to go to Osaka in May, I would love if you would have the time to send me some adresses (hopefully near the Hotel Unizo) for the lovely childrens print and maybe also some more of the classic and heavier Japanees quilt fabric?
    Thanks a lot, Anette

  37. Hello!! Thanks for sharing this info with us.
    I am in Osaka today for just one day.
    Can I have the name or address of the shop? Hope this message reach on time.
    Thanks in advance!!!

  38. @Glorimar Rosa:

    There’s the Toraya fabric store in NAMBA. It’s within the famous Ebisubashi shopping street. If you can find Takashimaya Department store, walk across the road towards a covered arcade called Ebisubashi. Once inside the arcade, walk along a couple of hundred meters and you will find Toraya on the right.

    There is also the ABC craft store. It’s in Tennoji (Tennoji station).

    Hope that helps.

  39. Thanks so much!! I went to Toraya and loved it!! Thanks for the info, if it wasn’t for your blog I would have never found this fabulous fabric store. Thanks a LOT !!

  40. Hello! I’m going to spend a week in Osaka and I would really appreciate if you could send me these amazing directions for the shops! 🙂

    Thank you very much
    PS: I don’t speak japanese at all ):

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