La Droguerie, France – a French craft store with branches in several cities throughout France. Sells craft supplies including fabric, sewing patterns for the family produced in-house, knitting patterns and yarn, trimmings and jewelry and bag making patterns and supplies. Not a cheap shop but a great one-stop shop for a wealth of crafting supplies. They have a website – http://www.ladroguerie.com for more info and an online shop, only available in French . In-store I’ve found the staff to be helpful and some do speak English.
France Duval-Stalla – French fabric company selling many ‘Made in France’ fabrics and also a selection of organic fabrics. Can buy online from website http://www.franceduvalstalla.com and website available in English. You can see an example of their fabrics here.
Lebenskleidung.de – Berlin based shop and online shop selling organic woven and jersey fabrics. Winner of Global Sustainable Fashion Award for Product Sourcing 2013. Their website is available in English and German and I believe that they ship worldwide. The only catch with buying fabric from them is, you have to buy a minimum of five metres of almost everything they stock. They do have a vast selection of organic woven and jersey materials though and the online shop http://www.lebenskleidung.com is being run by a youthful and enthusiastic team and my dealings with them have been very positive. I first met them at Munich Fabric Start, a fabric trade fair for the fashion industry held in Munich, Germany twice a year. It is also possible to buy their fabric at Dawanda.de, an online marketplace that is the German version of Etsy.com. You can my see my use of their fabrics here, here, here, here, here and here.
Anita Pavani Stoffe – This is one of my main sources of quality and Italian designer fabrics. They have an extremely wide selection of and specialise in natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, wool and silk. The website http://www.naturstoff.de is available in German and English and they also offer a registered company discount. Samples can be ordered of all fabrics although you may be charged a nominal fee for some of them. Shipping available worldwide. You can see my love of their fabrics here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Shaukat, London – This is my ‘go-to’ source of Liberty of London Art Fabrics. They offer the Liberty tana lawn cotton printed fabrics at a very competitive price. Shipping worldwide. http://www.shaukat.co.uk. I heart Liberty prints and you can see examples of things I made from them here, here, here and here.
Citronille Patterns – a French independent sewing and knitting pattern company. Sells sewing patterns for children and women and teenagers as well as children’s fancy dress. Also stockist of yarn and knitting patterns and also sells fabrics. Some patterns have English instructions although the majority are in French. Online shop http://www.citronille.fr with worldwide shipping. You can see Citronille customer photos and reviews of their patterns at http://fancitronille.canalblog.com. You can see my review of one of their patterns here.
Minikrea Patterns – an independent Danish children’s sewing pattern company. Patterns available in Danish but English translations available to print out from www.minikrea.dk. Offer many children’s basic patterns such as leggings and t-shirts with many optional pattern pieces to customise and adapt the designs. You can read my review of one of their patterns here and here.