Hi fellow MN crafters, I am planning on buying a sewing machine to do some easy projects - got some clothes alterations to do and fancy making some simple projects e.g. cushions, fabric panels to drape over kids playtent.....so my question is, apart from e.g. IKEA where do you all get your fabric from?
I am looking at value for ££, good ranges and easy to order. John Lewis springs to mind but might they be more expensive for my cheap and cheerful needs?
ps I live in S London so if anyone knows of decent local fabric shops let me know!
I know it's across the water from you, but if you're looking for something really cheap, walthamstow is great for really really cheap (I'm talking a quid a metre) and cheerful fabric and there are a couple of places there which do some good (and a little £s more, but not much) stuff.
No not the Saturday market, I use the shops, there are at least 5 fabric shops in Walthamstow ranging from the reasonable to 'cheap as chips and it doesn't matter if I cock up the skirt I'm making' type.
I use fabricland too. They are very helpful and will ring you if there are any queries with your order. I once rang them because I had to make something for a costume and they were great advised about the weight of the fabrics and sent out samples. Quick delivery too.