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New York City for sewers

dustyest | Posted in General Discussion on

The March 2001 issue of Threads had a sewer’s guide to New York City.  I still have the issue but the guide has been torn out.  Finally, I ‘m going to New York and could really use that guide.  Anyone have any suggestions of where I MUST go for fabric etc.?


  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    There is a sewer's guide to New York on the website now http://taunton.com/threads/pages/nmt034.asp Lucky you going to the New York fabric stores!

    1. sarahkayla | | #2

      the threads new york guide is sadly out of date, some of the great places have closed their doors.


      don't bother going to look for lp thur on 23rd street, it is gone. several of the places in the fabric district are gone as well. B+J fabrics has a new home on 7th avenue ...and they no longer sell remnants.


      there is still fabric to be found. but it is not as pleantifu as it once was.



      sarah in nyc

      1. Elaray | | #3

        Sadly, the same thing has happened to Fabric Row in Philadelphia. Goldberg's, the best on the shop street, in my opinion, closed several years ago. I wish there were a renewed interest in sewing so that these wonderful, independent stores would not go out of business.

      2. Elisabeth | | #4

        That's really too bad that the map is out of date. It is such a good idea and a nice service by the magazine. It can't be that hard to keep up to date especially with all the new posts here over time about what opens and closes.Hey Threads! Please update the map! Those of us who would travel far and have little time in New York need something accurate to go by.

        1. EileenB5 | | #5

          I just spent last Saturday in New York, I used the map, but called ahead to find out if the stores were still there and what hours they were open.  Several are closedon Saturdy.  My must see recommendations are MOOD an M&J trims.

          1. SewNancy | | #7

            Glad you had a good time. I love those stores, but I miss some of the old ones that have disappeared

        2. carolfresia | | #8

          Hi! The map that's on the website has been updated since 2001--I believe it was redone a year or two ago. However, given the way businesses change these days, it's wise to call ahead or check online before seeking out the stores listed there.


          1. mimi | | #9

            CarolFressia:  Where on the site would I find the map of NYCity sewing stores?  Are there any other cities covered?  I have checked the lists on the left of the screen, but have not found it.


          2. carolfresia | | #10


            I checked this morning and it's no longer on the left of the screen. Go to the Threads home page and type "new york" into the search window. That should give you a few listings--I think the map is the first one. We don't have lists for any other cities, unfortunately. But if you're travelling, post an inquiry here on Gatherings--you might get some good tips from locals.


          3. mimi | | #11

            I found it.  Thanks!


  2. Kecia | | #6

    Hi Joey,

    I went to New York City last May (2004).  I used the article from Threads and found it to be a great help.  B&J had just moved, but that was not too hard to figure out.  I also used info from the internet and combined the information.  I had a wonderful time.  I found lots of really good deals and wonderful buttons and trim.  I live on the west coast of Canada so New York was quite a thrill for me.




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