Fabric Shops - Manchester or nearby?

(9 Posts)
starfish8 Mon 28-Mar-16 17:51:51

Wanted some new inspiration for fabric shops either in Manchester or nearby (have car to travel Lancashire/Cheshire way).

I've never had much luck with Abakhans in Manchester, and Leons in Chorlton is my usual go to place. Have grabbed fabric from time to time in IKEA, but nothing taking my fancy at the moment.

Ideally looking for some nice contemporary designs to make a bag/home furnishings rather than dressmaking fabrics.

Can anyone add to my list.......?

GetMeOut Mon 28-Mar-16 23:23:28

Have you tried Fabworks.co.uk on line plus they have a real shop as well -? West Yorks so not sure if any good ( useless at my geography I'm afraid. ) Lots of heavier fabrics that look like they would be good for home furnishing as well.

FelixFelix Mon 28-Mar-16 23:26:45

Fabworks is amazing if you can make it over that way. Well worth the drive.

Mitfordhons Mon 28-Mar-16 23:29:07

Marking my place,Leons is my go to place but it has its limitations.

calamityjam Mon 28-Mar-16 23:29:53

Dunhelm mill has fabric. I've bought curtain material from helmshore textile mill before now fabulous quality, mine have latest 10 years and still look good.

Aceray Mon 28-Mar-16 23:43:44

There's a fabric shop on the top floor of Traders Ourlet in Sale which specialises in fabrics for home furnishings.

starfish8 Tue 29-Mar-16 09:31:01

Thanks all. Manchester area is pretty poor overall for fabric shops!

Have never heard of FabWorks, so will take a look at that, though an hour drive from me (no traffic). Errr, Can you have our son for a few hours?' :-)

SpaghettiMeatballs Sat 02-Apr-16 06:28:10

John Lewis do fabric although Trafford is very limited. Cheadle has a bigger department.

How far do you want to go? If you want a day out you could go to Cheshire Fabrics in Crewe and then you could go onto Stitch in Nantwich. Nantwich is a nice town so you could have a bit of a look round and a walk by the river / feed the ducks with your LO before heading home.

HidingFromDD Sat 02-Apr-16 07:40:58

If Macclesfield/Gawsworth in your range then shufflebotham (macc) and bubblitec (tex?) are great.

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