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Canadian sewing sources

carolfresia | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

This new topic is a place for all to post or request information about sources for sewing supplies and materials for Canadians. Let me know if you’d like a separate discussion under “Fabric and Trim” as well, or instead of this one.



  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    Thanks, Carol. Much appreciated.

    Now....to get out that list!

    1. carolfresia | | #3

      I just posted a Canadian source for fine wool and luxury fiber fabrics in a different discussion, but thought I'd mention it here as well:

      The Wool House, Toronto. You can order swatches from them via their website at http://www.myfinefabrics.com


  2. Elisabeth | | #2

    I'm not in Canada but I have had good service from Farthingales in Canada http://www.farthingales.on.ca/ It is mail order and they say, "We sell costume and corset supplies, patterns, and hoop steel as well as findings. We also offer on-line classes for corsets and bustles."

  3. Barbaran8 | | #4

    Ooooh, I don't remember names of stores anymore, but there was a section of Vancouver BC that had quite an East Indian population, and they had some *wonderful* fabric stores, with very inexpensive silks and sari lengths... Hubby and I had quite an argument about the credit card after that trip....

  4. louise | | #5


    This is great, I just realized something though.  Is there any way that we can have a list that can be added to?  I realize I am being greedy, but you know the old saying..........Ask, the worst they can say is NO!


    1. Nancylee | | #6

      This is something I'm very interested in.  Our close fabric store closed down and the only real options are very fancy-schmancy $200/metre places and one down-at-heels store in a rough area of the city.  Look forward to finding out sources I can order from here in the west Coast of B.C.

      1. BrookeStreet | | #7

        Hello:  Is this the spot for Canadian Sewing Sources?  Can we actually put up the names of internet sites as I have a couple that I deal with on-line for notions? 



        AKA Linda

        1. carolfresia | | #8

          It's fine to post internet URLs--in fact, that makes it easier for people to locate the sources. I'm not sure if there's any way to create a composite list to which you can add as we go along, though. Let me think about it...


          1. FitnessNut | | #9

            What about a separate heading on the left of the screen? If everyone gave a title to their entry, such as "notions" or "outdoor fabrics", would that work?

          2. BrookeStreet | | #10

            Here are a couple of Canadian on-line spots that I use:

            Sewfancy http://www.sewfancy.com

            Joannes Creative Notions  http://www.joannescreativenotions.com

            A Great Notion  http://www.agreatnotion.com

            Stitchitize  http://www.stitchitize.com

            Grace L. Knott Smocking http://www.glksmocking.com

            I know I have a few more bookmarked will post when I find them.


          3. louise | | #14

            Hey Guys!

            I have about 18 business cards for stores in Toronto's garment district.  When I get a moment this week, I will write them up in Word and attach to a message.  Hopefully, we can all add to a list and keep it circulating!



          4. bev | | #11

            Hi all:

            I'm a new member today! I am a quilter who has started to branch out into quilted clothing and I just ran into trouble. Could someone explain to me how to sew a reversible vest. I've made the vest and the lining, but am not sure how to put them together so that they will turn right side out.

            This is a birthday present for my adult daughter, and I have to have it finished by Nov.13th.

            Thanks for any help you can give me.


            Edited 11/6/2004 10:38 pm ET by Bev

          5. FitnessNut | | #12

            Bev, you might get more response if you posted your question in the correct folder....I suggest under "General Sewing Discussion". People may not look in this thread since it is titled "Canadian Sewing Sources". A moderator could move your post for you, but since it is a weekend, they won't be checking the boards until Monday.

            As for your question, I will have a look in my books and see if I can find some info for you.

  5. pitterpatter | | #13

    These 2 websites have lists for many Canadian mail order and online sources.



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