Saturday, 23 February 2013

Brixton's Best Fabric Shops!

Fabric shopping is one of my favourite past times and I just love discovering new shops and having a good old rumidge trying to find that "OMG piece of fabric". I am like a Kid in a Sweet shop, but have learnt over time to restrain myself!

Today I took my students fabric shopping for their latest project, which is a Skirt. We have been pattern cutting different skirt shapes and experimenting with different shapes for different body types. They have created their own Skirt Block with their own measurements and designed a collection of 4 Skirts and selected one to make.

So today I took my Guys to Brixton, Atlantic Road to "Simply Fabrics" one of my favourite Fabric shop in South London! There are 2 shops owned by the same person, they have a great mix of vintage and new fabrics, from Jersey to Suiting. 

One of the shops specialises in Upholstery, Linings, Interlining, Haberdashery and Leatherette. They have a fantastic range of stuff and they are constantly changing their stock.  
They provide excellent customer service and always there to help with questions, which I find very valuable, especially when you are a beginner.

The 2nd Shop specialises in Suiting, Silks, Leather, Faux Furs, Lace, Jersey, Lurex, Satin, Crepes and Gabardines. 

There are are few other fabric shops in Brixton, but for me these 2 cover the needs of mine and my Students all under one roof! The prices are Fantastic, ranging from £1 - £10 a metre!!

Simply Fabrics are truly a South London Hidden Gem!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that this is a fantastic shop. I would love to use one of your photographs in my blog. Would that be OK? Please let me know.