Fabric Source

There were some queries on where I usually purchase fabric so I created this page:

International sources

1. Emmaonesock

Fave buys: knits, cottons, dressweight fabrics and tweeds

2. Gorgeous fabrics

Fave buys: silks, crepe de chine, cottons, knits and lots of “new to me” fabrics!

3. Fabric Tales

Fave buys: Japanese double gauze, unusual stripes

4. Taobao.com (China’s ebay)

My fave taobao stalls: zzzzstyle , micoshire, meiliyisheng, dreamgirl, nengmao, Xinyisilk , DuoDuo, Xiaoyusilk, Sufei, CaiCai, Lazyruler.


Singapore sources

The fabric market at Block 32, New Market Road Singapore 050032

Spotlight at Plaza Singapura


23 thoughts on “Fabric Source

  1. Hi….do you know where I can find store that sells clothing patterns (vintage & modern) in S’pore? I’m from Indonesia and will be coming to S’pore in August. I just learn how to sew and your site really inspired me to make my own clothes…you are very talented.

  2. Hi Lynita, the only place in Singapore which I know sells sewing pattern is Spotlight at Plaza Singapura. Mainly modern patterns with a few Vogue vintage reprints available. Glad you are learning to sew, I hope you have fun sewing and shopping in Singapore!

  3. I wonder how the Japanese double gauze fabric looks/feels like? I recently discovered an online shop that sell nani iro fabrics and I love the prints but don’t know how the fabric is (thickness, drape…).

  4. It seems like it is the ideal fabric for the summer. I like to prewash my cotton fabrics on high temperature. The nani iro looks quite delicate. Is it ok to prewash it at 120-140 F?

  5. Hi Adey,

    I’m super inspired by your creations. I love them! I have been into designing, cutting, and sewing too. I live in Singapore and i’m wondering if do you know Maria Martin pattern drafter is sold here? This is very useful for enthiusiasts who are very busy but still want to get in touch with pattern making in a speedy world of Singapore 🙂

  6. Hi Maia

    Thanks so much for your message:) I’m happy to meet another sewing enthusiast from Singapore:) On your query, I’m afraid I’ve not seen the Maria Martin pattern drafter here.

    Have a great week! Adey

  7. Hi there. Your cushion covers made with ikea fabric have caught my eye! Especially the blue one with the goats on…FUN. Can you tell me how I might find it please? The name of the print etc. Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Shauna G.

  8. @Shauna G: I’m afraid I have no idea what the print is called as I made the cushion covers a few years ago and do not have any of the fabrics left. I saw the print last year when I visited Ikea but didn’t see them during my recent visit. So sorry that I am not much with this fabric.

  9. Wonderful list – thank you for the sources. My family and I will be visiting my parents in Singapore in late Feb, and I am happy to have a couple more fabric stores to check out. I have visited the fabric stores in Chinatown, but not sure if these are in the same location. is there anything you’d like from the US??

  10. Hi Do you know where I can buy crystal encrusted fabric for dresses in Singapore or have shipped to Singapore? many thanks

  11. Good Time
    Hope you will be fine and busy in your business.

    Here is Adnan form Pakistan. Here is I telling you about my company, that we are the big manufacturers and exporters of all kind of yarns and grey fabrics, Also we are doing business in many countries. Therefore please send me your new and latest Required inquiries about grey fabrics (sulzer + Air jet) in all qualities. Also send about yarns.

    Your earlier response in this regard is highly appreciated.

  12. Hi. i visited Chinatown new market street and loved the extensive range of fabrics available. Thanks for the information. Arab street also loved my visit there to buy fabrics and got lots for my craft supplies. Had also visited a wholesaler who was willing to sell few yards called Swagath Trading in blk 994 bendemeer #05-07 and went bezerk there but sadly had purchased it from chinatown for a heavier price already. Will definitely revisit there when i come back to singapore

  13. Hi all,

    This is Daren, a fabric supplier base in Singapore. I have an extensive range of fabrics specialising in ladies hi-fashion. If you do source for fabrics locally, you can contact me directly at +65 8688 8885 .


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