It’s been years since there was a fabric shop in Perth City Centre (when did Lincraft close?). The last bastion of things sewing related in the City has been Kennedy’s in Queen Street which has a selection of threads and haberdashery.
I thought I was misreading when a flyer came from Fabulous Fabrics the other day mentioning their City Store – but no, it is true! I went trotting down there one lunch time to investigate (with only a mobile phone as a camera I’m afraid). It opened the week before last.
The location is Forrest Place on the upper floor – the side facing David Jones.
It’s open 7 days a week – so if any of us run out of threads or zips or want to buy fabric on a Friday night or a Sunday arvo, help will now be at hand.
This is the sister shop to Fabulous Fabric’s Balcatta main store and whilst somewhat smaller than the latter, it is a nice, light, airy space with a good range of fabrics, trims, patterns, zips, haberdashery and buttons. Check out the website at http://www.fabulousfabrics.com.au/.
They aim for the higher end market with a focus on evening and bridal fabrics but also have daywear fabrics with some nice tshirting and suiting in the shop at the moment. Yay!