July 31, 2012

Sewing Supply Shops in NYC

New York City can be overwhelming in many ways. We have so much here and sometimes finding a simple sewing trim I just wish there was a Jo-Ann's to go to.  Yes I confess, I wish I had a car and can just hop in and drive to the Jo-Ann's.  However then I would probably be living in a boring suburb.  As a sewing instructor I am asked where to shop for fabrics and supplies. I have lived in NYC since 2001 and definitely have my go to's.  So if you are a designer, sewer, or any other similar crafter here are some stores to check out.  And if I am missing one of your faves please let me know!

Starting on the Upper West Side:
Michaels 808 Columbus Ave cross is 100th 

Knitty City - small and cute yarn shop, people are always nice and helpful.
208 West 79th Street  New York, NY 10024 (212) 787-5896

Obviously the concentration of stores are in mid-town, the garment district.
B and J 525 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018, 2nd Floor

ROSEN and CHADICK 40th and 7th 2nd floor

Fabrics For Less 239 W 39th

A.K. Corp 257 W 39th - good selection of Alexander Henry fabrics

Notions and Trims  (zippers, ribbon, bias tape, thread, bobbins, pattern paper)

Panda 247 W 38th St

Sil Thread 257 W 38th St

Daytona Trims 251 W 39th

Vardman Inc. 269 W 39th

Steinlauf and Stoller 239 West 39th Street- awesome shop! and will grommet things for you

Pacific Trim 218 W 38 St
 
Joyce Trimming 109 W 38th

Across the street from Joyce a new shop B and Q Trims

Leaving the garment district

City Quilter 133 W 25th

Purl Soho 459 Broome Street - gorgeous lux yarns and lots of fabrics to choose from, a good selection of unique and fun Japanese prints

BROOKLYN

Fiber Notion- Park Slope  84 Union St cross is  7th

Brooklyn General - Carroll Gardens 128 Union St  11231

I hope you find this list useful and if you have any shops that you think are missing please comment!

Happy Stitching!

Tracey
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4 comments:

Nettie said...

Brooklyn Yarn Cafe has fabric and notions. It saved my sewing life when Lester's, another small but not nearly as trendy supplier, was closed for vacation.

http://brooklynyarncafe.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/lesters-fabrics-brooklyn

VH McKenzie said...

Don't forget Mood -- the Project Runway fabric store of choice!

http://www.moodfabrics.com

225 West 37th Street #3
New York, NY 10018
(212) 730-5003

I hear you on the yearning for a Jo Ann's -- I've lived in the city since '87 and have watched the local fabric stores disappear, one by one.

Simone said...

Bookmarking this. This is a great list

traceytoole said...

I purposely left Mood off the list. I feel that they don't give the best advice and don't always have the knowledge. I have many students that come with the wrong supplies because of Mood's advice. Also the prices are a bit too high for what the product is.
I will need to check out Brooklyn Yarn, thanks!