Where to shop for fabric around Cape Town

We often get asked, where to shop for fabrics. That is why we decided to compile a list of 15 fabric shops to visit/shop from around Cape Town.

1. Fabric City

This fabric store, based in the Cape Town CBD boasts 4 levels of good quality, dress, bridal and upholstery fabric and trims.

Where: 32 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 462 1285 / fabriccity@vodamail.co.za
Website: fabriccity.co.za

2. Lowry Fabrics

You can find this fabric shop right next to Fabric City. They stock a wide range of fabrics and are known for their beautiful shwe shwe prints. You can shop all of their fabric in-store or online.

Where: 38 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 462 2039 / info@lowry.co.za
Website: lowry.co.za

3. Ankara Textiles

This shop opened up in Cape Town last year and stock a wide range of african print fabric such as java, wax and kente. You can shop in-store or online and they even stock ready made garments made from these beautiful textiles.

Where: Cnr. Long & Riebeek Street, Cape Town, 8001 (They also have more branches all over South Africa)
Contact: 065 812 1155
Website: ankara.co.za

4. Focus fabrics

One of the first fabric shops you will find in Woodstock main road, coming from Cape Town. They offer a variety of dress fabric.

Where: 128 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 461 8555

5. Kwaai Lappies

A hidden gem of note, they stock all sorts of fabrics and trims at the lowest prices. They get a lot of their stock from factories and designers, thus you can expect to find, things like elastic, buttons or bra accessories in custom dyed colours.

Where: Cnr. Ravenscraig & Victoria Road (Northern suburbs: 100 Voortrekker Road, Goodwood)
Contact: 021 801 2483 / info@kwaailappies.co.za (072 197 1610)
Website: kwaailappies.co.za

6. Studio47

They offer a wide variety of fashion fabrics and a selection of trims and are relatively well priced.

Where: 62 Newmarket St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001 (Northern suburbs: Cape Gate Lifestyle Centre)
Contact: 021 465 1944 / info@studio47.co.za (021 981 3203)
Website: studio47.co.za

7. Alltex

Here you will find a good selection of dress and homeware fabrics.

Where: 152 Victoria Road, Woodstock, 7925
Contact: 021 447 2142
Website: https://web.facebook.com/alltexfabrics

8. Zhauns

They stock a range of dress and upholstery fabrics.

Where: 257 Victoria Rd, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925
Contact: 021 447 3665

9. Nicholson textiles

You can expect to find a good range of affordable plain and printed fabrics.

Where:  2 Manrose St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925
Contact: 083 700 0860
Website: nicholsontextiles.com

10. Rubitex

This store has a wide variety of dress fabrics at wholesale prices. They also have a range of beautiful bridal and eveningwear fabrics.

Where: 348 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, South Africa
(entrance in Pickwick Street)
Contact: 021 447 6002 / WhatsApp 068 084 5522
Website: rubitex.co.za

11. Elegance fabrics

Here you will find a range of luxurious bridal and eveningwear fabrics.

Where: Cnr. Cavendish & Vinyeard Road, Claremont, 7708 (They also have a branch in Canalwalk and Somerset West)
Contact: 021 683 1904 / cavendish@elegancefabrics.co.za
Website: elegancesa.com

12. Fabric World

This store stocks a wide range of fashion, upholstery and homeware fabrics.

Where: 154 Main Road, Wynberg, 7824 (Northern suburbs: Shop 14/15, Brackenfell Shopping Centre)
Contact: 021 797 6272 (021 982 0688)
Website: fabric-world.co.za

13. AVM Material Centre

At this Southern Suburbs based fabric store, you will find a good range of fashion fabrics at affordable prices. They also have an off-cut section, where you pay per kg.

Where: Cnr. Broad & Sussex Road, Wynberg, 7824
Contact: 021 762 7121 / WhatsApp 081 219 6954
Website: avmmaterialcentre.co.za

14. Union Rag Fabric Emporium

This store is stocked to the brim with beautiful, well priced printed and plain fabrics. You can also shop their virtual store on their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/UnionRagFabric), which is great if you just want to pick up and go.

Where: 1st Floor Wilal Building, 3 Mosque Road, Wynberg, 7824
Contact: 021 797 5464 / WhatsApp 076 413 0492
Website: unionragfabric.com

15. SK Textiles

 SK stocks high quality apparel fabrics at wholesale prices.

Where: 25 Glosderry Road, Claremont, 7708
Contact: 021 683 2710 / info@sktextiles.co.za
Website: sktextiles.co.za

Special mention:

Create.sewing shop

Create.sewing shop is an extension of the Create.Hobby sewing studio. A one stop shop for all sewing and craft projects.

Where: 187 Lower Main Road
Contact: 084 653 8935 / info@createsewingshop.co.za
Website: https://www.instagram.com/create.sewing_shop/

Once you are all stocked up with fabric and trims, why not join us online or at the Create.Hobby studio for a sewing workshop, project or private based lessons or one of our intermediate or advanced sewing courses.

To book a sewing or pattern making lesson you can contact us at info@createhobby.co.za. You can also find us at  www.createhobby.co.za | www.facebook.com/CreateHobby | www.instagram.com/create.hobby/


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