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05 Feb 2013 - 20:2696940
Looking For Fabric Stores In The Midlands Area
Hello

I will be moving back to the Midlands in a couple of weeks but I have no idea where any good fabric stores are. I will be moving to Kidderminster in the Midlands so I am about 45 mins away from Birmingham via train.

I am looking for somewhere where I can get everything such as fabric, zips, ribbons etc etc as I am going to miss my current cosplay store Boyes when I leave as they are not in the Midlands ¬.¬

I'm looking forward to moving back as I will hopefully be able to attend more cons ^_^


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05 Feb 2013 - 20:4196943
There's a market in Birmingham which I tend to use, also the fancy silk store which is more expensive but a good option.


05 Feb 2013 - 20:4596945
Yeah, the Rag Market is the best in the Midlands, hands down. The Bridal Satins stall particularly is wonderful, and the staff there often give discount to cosplayers.
Also, the Fancy Silk Store has a concession in the Indoor market. All the same fabrics, but often cheaper and the staff are nicer than in the actual store.


05 Feb 2013 - 20:5296946
Thank you both for responding ^_^

So it looks like I will have to travel to Birmingham to find good fabric...I will just have to do it as a lump sum and get it all at once lol make it a day out.

Please keep ideas coming...the more places the better ^_^


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05 Feb 2013 - 21:0396947
Seconding the Bridal satins stall recommendation, they really are great


05 Feb 2013 - 21:3296949
Theres a good fabric shop in Evesham that do good prices ..much cheaper than most stores...and they have good sale stuff in there too.

http://www.eveshamfabricshop.co.uk/

its deffo worth a look ^_^


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05 Mar 2013 - 18:5998221
Ooo you're going to be in Kiddie! Not all that far from me

I would reccommend "Hole in the Wall" in Walsall, will likely be easier for you to get to than Birmingham (although the rag market and such there are awesome)

Massive store with loads of stuff at good prices Some of their ranges aren't as large as my fave store (Abakhan in Manchester, used to be at uni there) but they have a great range and staff are super friendly and will always chat to you about what you're making and offer advice too

Definitely worth a look!


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05 Mar 2013 - 20:3698230
My Mum works in Kidderminster and has recommended this place to me: http://www.fabrics-direct.com/fabrics-direct-products/ I've yet to actually visit there yet, so I can't say how it compares to the fabric shops in Birmingham. Apparently there's also a really good place to get sewing machines from there too, but I can't find the name of the shop online!

I usually go to the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham or the Rag Market. I've seen quite a few cosplayers complain about the FSS staff, but actually, if you talk to them they're really helpful. They've also been really good in the past and once took a huge chunk off my bill once because a previous fabric I'd used for cosplay turned out to be faulty. (They offered me a refund if I took the fabric back or a huge discount off what I brought that day. ) It's a little more expensive, true, but they have such a great selection if you need something different or unusual. They really know what they're talking about too and can give you good advice too if you ask certain members of staff if you learn who to ask. Definitely worth the train trip into Brum!


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05 Mar 2013 - 20:4498231
Hi, I live in Shropshire which might be a bit far for you I don't know, but in Shrewsbury we have watson and thornton fabric shop, it is pretty big, and sells alsorts, kind of like fancy silk store, but they also have a good selection of trimmings, embroidery thread, buttons, huge selection of ribbons, all sorts of tools for sewing. They sell top quality fabrics which are a little pricey, but they are the real thing, like the cotton velvet they sell is real 100% cotton velvet and not the cheaper version.

I got to fancy silk store Twice a year if I can't get what I want else where it is my last resort because of travelling there on the train.
The only thing I don't like is that everything is piled high to the ceiling and you can guarantee the fabric you want to look at is right at the top because that keeps happening to me in that place.
I got to abahkan fabrics a lot in wales, they have a huge stock but at least everything is sort of set out at a reasonable height and in order.

So yeh try Shrewsbury if you can

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Quote themrmaster:
My Mum works in Kidderminster and has recommended this place to me: http://www.fabrics-direct.com/fabrics-direct-products/ I've yet to actually visit there yet, so I can't say how it compares to the fabric shops in Birmingham. Apparently there's also a really good place to get sewing machines from there too, but I can't find the name of the shop online!

I usually go to the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham or the Rag Market. I've seen quite a few cosplayers complain about the FSS staff, but actually, if you talk to them they're really helpful. They've also been really good in the past and once took a huge chunk off my bill once because a previous fabric I'd used for cosplay turned out to be faulty. (They offered me a refund if I took the fabric back or a huge discount off what I brought that day. ) It's a little more expensive, true, but they have such a great selection if you need something different or unusual. They really know what they're talking about too and can give you good advice too if you ask certain members of staff if you learn who to ask. Definitely worth the train trip into Brum!


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05 Mar 2013 - 20:4698232
Quote themrmaster:
My Mum works in Kidderminster and has recommended this place to me: http://www.fabrics-direct.com/fabrics-direct-products/ I've yet to actually visit there yet, so I can't say how it compares to the fabric shops in Birmingham. Apparently there's also a really good place to get sewing machines from there too, but I can't find the name of the shop online!

I usually go to the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham or the Rag Market. I've seen quite a few cosplayers complain about the FSS staff, but actually, if you talk to them they're really helpful. They've also been really good in the past and once took a huge chunk off my bill once because a previous fabric I'd used for cosplay turned out to be faulty. (They offered me a refund if I took the fabric back or a huge discount off what I brought that day. ) It's a little more expensive, true, but they have such a great selection if you need something different or unusual. They really know what they're talking about too and can give you good advice too if you ask certain members of staff if you learn who to ask. Definitely worth the train trip into Brum!


Thank you for the advice...I will go and look into that store in Kidderminster this week some time as I know where that is ^_^

I will have to take a trip up to Brum at some point but have no need at the moment as I got stock before I moved. But will definitely look into the near future ^_^


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05 Mar 2013 - 20:4998234
Quote Tracy:
Hi, I live in Shropshire which might be a bit far for you I don't know, but in Shrewsbury we have watson and thornton fabric shop, it is pretty big, and sells alsorts, kind of like fancy silk store, but they also have a good selection of trimmings, embroidery thread, buttons, huge selection of ribbons, all sorts of tools for sewing. They sell top quality fabrics which are a little pricey, but they are the real thing, like the cotton velvet they sell is real 100% cotton velvet and not the cheaper version.

I got to fancy silk store Twice a year if I can't get what I want else where it is my last resort because of travelling there on the train.
The only thing I don't like is that everything is piled high to the ceiling and you can guarantee the fabric you want to look at is right at the top because that keeps happening to me in that place.
I got to abahkan fabrics a lot in wales, they have a huge stock but at least everything is sort of set out at a reasonable height and in order.

So yeh try Shrewsbury if you can

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Tracy


Thanks...I will have to look into that more as that would require more travelling and I would have to rely on public transport more ^_^ But thanks for the info...Im glad there are more places down here than I thought ^_^


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05 Mar 2013 - 20:5098235
Quote SamanthaKaiba:
Thank you for the advice...I will go and look into that store in Kidderminster this week some time as I know where that is ^_^

I will have to take a trip up to Brum at some point but have no need at the moment as I got stock before I moved. But will definitely look into the near future ^_^


You'll have to let me know if it's worth the trip for me to go over to Kiddie! Haha. ;D Good luck, I hope it turns out to be a good store for you.


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05 Mar 2013 - 20:5298236
Quote themrmaster:
Quote SamanthaKaiba:
Thank you for the advice...I will go and look into that store in Kidderminster this week some time as I know where that is ^_^

I will have to take a trip up to Brum at some point but have no need at the moment as I got stock before I moved. But will definitely look into the near future ^_^


You'll have to let me know if it's worth the trip for me to go over to Kiddie! Haha. ;D Good luck, I hope it turns out to be a good store for you.


I will let you know and I hope so too...it would be nice to have a local store as well as Brum ^_^


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