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The best fabric shops in the UK

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Those of you who are seasoned makers probably have every spare space in your house already filled with irresistible fabrics bought ‘just in case’. No matter how much you have you know there is always room for more. You never know when you’re going to need that perfect fabric hidden under the bed/stairs/kitchen cupboard (delete as applicable.)

So when it is time to buy where do you go? We’ve compiled Kozzii’s list of the best fabric shops in the UK.

Birmingham – Guthrie & Ghani

Guthrie & Ghani – Birmingham

Lauren Guthrie, a contestant on the Great British Sewing Bee, opened this shop back in 2013. Described on their site as a ‘fabric emporium’, Lauren sources and picks all the fabrics herself with business partner and husband Ayaz. Their shop is located in a beautiful mock Tudor building in Birmingham’s Mosely Villiage. Well worth a visit, these guys really know their stuff.

London – Liberty of London

An oldie but a goodie (If not on the pricey side) Liberty of London has been a trusted source of fabrics since 1875 when Founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty fine rolls of cotton from his travels in Africa and the Middle East and printed them in London. Liberty is located on Regent Street.

Glasgow – Mandors

Don’t judge a book by its cover this huge collection of fabrics hidden behind a concrete exterior has something for everyone. There is also a Mandors over in Edinburgh. Well worth a visit if you’re in Scotland.

Manchester -Abakhan

Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Credit: Duncan Hull via Flickr

A Manchester staple located in the hipster haven known as the Northern Quarter. When you’re not supping almond milk lattes or scoffing smashed avocado you should pop in here…you’re sure to find something.

Devon – Stone Fabrics

Realising that Devon is probably a bit of a treck for many people, Stone Fabrics have a subscription-based swatch club. They post out four times a year. Very useful.

London – Walthamstow Market

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Hit the market on a Saturday to see it at its best. Walthamstow Market should be a pilgrimage for any maker searching for new and interesting fabrics. Fabric is cheap here, making it ideal for beginners.

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