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Welt der stoffe
This is my favourite fabric store in Berlin with the best selection. They have also started to incorporate notions in the store.
Generally the ladies cut the fabric, give you a receipt. You then pay at the cashier.
BEST SELECTION PLUS SOME NOTIONS
Gebrueder Berger Stoff
This is a great fabric store with a large selection. There are no prices on the fabrics so you need to ask the ladies for prices.The staff here are generally helpful and polite. There is only fabric here, no notions. You have the fabric cut by the 'cutting ladies' then pay at the cashier.
BEST ECO FABRIC STORE
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A great fabric store specialising in organic and ethical fabrics. They stock jerseys, cottons and more.
This is your one stop local for sustainable sewing
BEST QUILTING FABRIC
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Frau Tulpe has a wonderful selection of cotton print fabrics. I would describe it as a funky quilting fabric store with an emphasis on Japanese fabrics.
Maybacher Ufer markets
Kreuzberg - Tues and Friday
This is where the poor sewer needs to head. Nothing in Berlin beats these cheap fabrics. During the winter months they have wool like fabrics and for summer more polyesters and jerseys. Sometimes you can find them at Mauermarkt too.
Maybacher Ufer - Saturday fabric market
GOOD AMOUNT OF NOTIONS
You can get your notions at this store. They have a limited amount of fabric, but for a pretty penny you can get some fabrics.... though they are a little too pricey for my taste
HAS A HEAP OF NOTIONS
This is a good place for notions. They also stock dress and quilting fabric, but it can be fairly pricey.
SUNDAY TRIP TO POTSDAM
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This is an interesting market to visit. But I wouldn't be waiting around for it to reach your town. I went out to the Potsdam market a few years ago, but was not wowed. It is a little expensive and not too much of a variety.
SWEET FABRIC BOUTIQUE STORE
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This is a sweet corner store fabric store. I sometimes find unique remnants here for a good price. They have a nice selection of unique quilting fabrics. You can also pick up CUT mag here!
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These guys have a nice selection of cute fabrics. Particularly good for sewing for kids.
BEST QUALITY BOUTIQUE FABRICS
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BEST PLACE FOR TRACING PAPER
Stoff Meyer is the premium, designer fabric store in Berlin. If I had money I would visit this shop a whole lot more!
It is worth checking out.
Modulor is a great one stop shop. I get my tracing paper for tracing patterns. They also have some good priced elastic here with a selection of fabrics and notions. They used to have a sewing shop (Naehinsitut) attached to it, but unfortunately they recently relocated.
BEST BUTTON STORE
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This is a shop dedicated to buttons. There are a heap of new and vintage buttons. Don't touch anything! You need to ask to retrieve boxes of buttons from the shelves.
BEST BUTTON MARKET STALL
Ostbahnof antique markets
There is a lady that sells antique buttons from Ostbahnof for a good price, I aptly call her the button lady!
Department stores stock some fabrics, some notions and yarn. Here are some links
Galeria Kauf haus,
Craft store - idee
There are numerous places where you can find places to sew your own projects.
sewing classes/ sewing work space
Prenzlauer Berg - naehraum
Kreuzberg - modulor, 1000stoff, manyfold
Neulkoelln - Nadelwald
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If you want to find other fabric stores (perhaps in the western suburbs) then I suggest that you visit Stoff in Berlin
Happy Fabric Shopping