Last modified on : Sept. 30th 2019.
Montreal's Crafty Directory
Here is my printable list of more than 50 fabric stores in Montréal with their addresses, a brief descriptions and some maps. I will also add sewing schools and other craft stores for baking, knitting, arts, scrap booking, etc. Please, let me know if any are closed or missing.
More about Montréal
|The Plaza St-Hubert (source) - St-Hubert Street (source) - Chabanel Fashion Center|
I couldn't have made this directory without the helpful posts from fellow bloggers from all around the world and peolple like you that leave me comments about new stores! Thank you all!
- Heather Lou offers The Ultimate List of Online Fabrics Stores at Closet Case.
- Heather Lou talks about her favorites fabrics/notions stores in Montreal, at Closet Case Files. (2014)
- Le fil d'ariane - serie of articles in French about all sewing industry of Montreal : designer, school, sharpener, notions stores, fabric stores, etc.
- The big list of Canadian Online Fabric, Notions and Patterns companies, by Shannon, The Finished Garment
- Christina from Assorted Notions : She talk about her experience fabrics shopping as a tourist in Montreal in 2007.
- Sandra Phillips Smart Shopping Blog : She lists most fabric shop by address on St-Hubert and highlights the bests! (2010)
- Patterns review discussion board about fabric shopping in Montreal
- Anne-Marie @ I Mani Doro talks about fabric shopping in her town : Part 1 and Part 2.
- The selfish Seamstress talks about fabric shopping in Montreal in 2010 : Part 1 and Part 2.
- Melissa Fehr talks about Montreal.
- Montreal Meetup in 2013 by Shannon @ Finished Garment and by Heather Lou @ Closet Case File.
- PR weekend in 2010 in Mtl
- Travel log for yarn stores in Montreal by Minky Knits blogger.
- Mars 2013, Jennifer from Family Buzz talks about the store she went recently on Chabanel...
- Jennifer from Family Buzz talked about Canada Asia Threads.
- Jennifer from Family Buzz talked about American Efrid Canada.
- Comment by Heather Lou, from Closet Case Files...
- Sewing Classes in Montreal on Montreal Facile
- Handmade by Heather B : Sweatshirt fleece and ribbing online sources.
- Where Heater Grows on fabric shopping in Montreal.
- Reviews for baking stores on Chow Hound.
- Montreal's Knitting Supplies Map.
- Article from La Presse 28 janv 2015 : Ou acheter de beaux tissus?
Thanks for linking my Blog! I have bookmarked your blog and you have just given me more places that my husband and I can investigate! Have you heard of Tissus Roger et Fils? http://www.tissusrogeretfils.com/ They are located a bit far, Saint-Janvier Mirabel. But we found Thinsulate there when all the other stores were out of stock and back ordered. The staff was friendly and helpful.ReplyDelete
I am glad it can help someone else too! I didn't knew about Tissus Roger, I will add it... Thank you! :DReplyDelete
Great! I am so Happy to find this blog, I just start my first sewing projects, Thank you! It is very helpful! May be you recommend where to buy cheap serger?ReplyDelete
Thank you Anastasia! Unfortunately, I know nothing about buying a serger ; mine was a gift from a very generous friend!Delete
I suggest you to look on patternreview.com and online for serger reviews and hit the local stores, as it will be easier to have your machine maintained locally...
Are you in Montreal? There is severals sewing machine stores on St-Hubert Street and in small shopping centers around town (Agrignon, Versailles and the one on the corner of Pie-IX et la 40). Good luck! Let me know how it went :D
Oh, for cheap maybe fashion school, montreal.craigslist.ca or www.kijiji.ca for a used one?Delete
And I know Sears, Fabricville and Club Tissus seld them too ; but big surface chain stores will not maintain them and might not have the same quality machine...
I'm looking for cotton lace for a wedding dress on my trip to Montreal. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks for the great listing!ReplyDelete
St-Hubert is the hub of wedding dresses and fabrics, I would start there. The most High End store I know is Couture Elle (7163 St-Hubert) if I remember correctly...Delete
Couture Elle, 7163 St-Hubert, 514-271-1608Delete
Such a really nice and great informative post and It's really helpful with us for fabric!!ReplyDelete
FabricDepot.com is one of the largest fabric stores in the nation, with over 1.5 acres of fabric. We have a huge selection of quilting fabric, sewing accessories, fashion fabric, home decorating goods, and a craft department that includes quilting and needlework books and supplies.
Do you have any suggestions for were I could find vinyl for a motorcycle seat, I found a site in the states but i have clue where to find it locally.ReplyDelete
I once reupholster my vintage Westy seats with vinyl bought on St-Hubert Street, just North of Jean-Talon. They have vinyl at Fabricville too. (sneak peek of the seats here : http://igloovert.blogspot.ca/p/vw-westfalia-sewing.html).
There is a lot of difference in the pliability, softness and thickness of vinyl around, so I would recommend going to St-Hubert and visiting the shops there. I remember that 2 in particular had a lot of choices, on either sides of the streets, but I can't recall their names... Starting at Jean-Talon going North you should find them before you get to C&M.
Boat supplies shops will also have marine vinyl which might prove better at handling the sun/outdoors elements! Good luck and let me know where you found your gold! ;)
In Ontario : http://www.jtstopshop.com/products/products.asp?category=69&catsub1=278&catsub2=0&subcategory=0&size=0&search=&scBrand=0&page=&gclid=CODvsc2K970CFYyhOgod_1YAZwDelete
Pages jaunes : http://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/Marine+Equipment+%26+Supplies/Montreal+QC
Thanks I will take a look!ReplyDelete
I am glad I could help :DDelete
Hey! I was looking for stores where to buy fleece to line my winter knits (mittens, hats, etc.) and a wild google search brought me to your very comprehensive post.ReplyDelete
Turns out there's a fabricville just a couple metro stations away from my place.
You're welcome! I love it when people find this page useful! :DReplyDelete
Hi, Im really impressed with your work which is amazingly helpful and informative. Can you please tell me where can I find fleece for my net tunic? I need thin, mid-shiny, soft fabric with a good drape.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Unfortunately, I never bought fleece and I am not sure what a "net tunic" is... But if your local Fabricville doesn't have it, I would go on St-Hubert street, north of Jean-Talon to find out. Maybe I would start at C&M textile (start at metro Jarry), as they have a very wide selection... Hope this could help! Let me know where you found it, I will update my info here! :DDelete
Hello fleecegirl, I found a new to me fabric store lately Alisha Fabric at 9600 St-Laurent (just north of Chabanel) and they have a lot of fleece there and everything to make quilts! I know this answer is about a year too late, but it might still be useful to other projects or others sewers! :DDelete
I am organizing 2 days of fabrics shopping on Chabanel with friendly sewing enthusiasts in June and July 2014... Say tune for the announcement shortly on my blog. :DReplyDelete
Thanks for your reply. I found it in a shop in 99 chabanel. I couldnt find the exact fabric but something close. I have a net fabric n I wanted to make a tunic out of it so thats what net tunic meant. :D Needed a fleece for it.ReplyDelete
Thank you for letting me know :D I am glad you found what you needed!Delete
I am looking for faux fur and fleece. Any suggestions?ReplyDelete
Fleece, I am not sure... Fleecegirl said in the comments that she found an equivalent at 99 Chabanel, I guess it was at Tissus Mayda (suite #444)... Also, I saw faux fur at Globetext (9320 St-Laurent #406) the last time I was there.Delete
If you do not find what you need on Chabanel/St-Laurent, I would recommend going on St-Hubert Street. For the faux fur, there is one store on the East side of the street, I think it is Sam Textile (7195 St-Hubert) on the second floor... And C&M have everything so maybe fleece and fur?! Look at my PDF for more addresses.
Let me know after where you find your fleece and faux fur! Thanks!
Hi there! Thanks for this very informative post, wow!ReplyDelete
I'm looking for upholstery fabric for a rocking chair... any ideas?
Hello! Thank you! I would go first at Tissus Mayda at 99 Chabanel O because the prices are low. If you do not find what you like, go on St-Hubert, north of Jean-Talon ; there is a lot of upholstery and home dec fabrics there... Let me know where you found your fabric! :D Thanks!Delete
I'm looking for an ice cream print like this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rwz9CRxAtM4/U3rTObrj4pI/AAAAAAAAq2I/ilA-9kYVIdA/s1600/Orange+Caramel+Abing+Abing+%EC%95%84%EB%B9%99%EC%95%84%EB%B9%99+lyrics+cover.jpgReplyDelete
Looks like finding a needle in a haystack with all those stores, any suggestions?
I guess you are looking for quilting cotton as you are more likely to find cute pattern like ice cream on them. I would suggest Effiloché on St-Hubert Plaza, just a bit north of Beaubien on the West side of the street. They carry designers' Quilting cotton (think Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, etc) so I do not know if they have this particular one, but you can send them an email from www.effiloche.com/Delete
Else, I often find quilting cotton are less expensive bought online from Etsy. Just look at the seller shipping rate before ordering...
Let me know how it turned out!
After choosing a design I liked on Etsy, I went in the stores just in case. There weren't any I wanted, but the online seller had the exact length I needed and was very helpful with the process. It has arrived safely. :) I just hope my amateur skills don't ruin it once my sewing courses are over, no instructor to guide me.Delete
I am glad you found what you were looking for! Take your time, measure twice, cut once ; youDelete
will be fine :D
Thanks for the list ! I'll check it next time I come to Montréal...ReplyDelete
Haaa, there's no such shops in Quebec City ! (I made a -little- list a while ago, if you ever visit : http://www.oiseaubotte.com/2014/03/acheter-du-tissu-quebec.html)
Bonjour Clémence! Super, merci pour le lien :D Et si une sortie avec des couturières t'intéresse, une petit groupe de Montréal fait une petite excursion de temps en temps! Envoie moi un email quand tu seras à Montréal!Delete
Please feel free to ask in the comment of this page about stores. If you send me an email, I will redirect you to here since my answers could benefit others too! :DReplyDelete
Here some questions I received by email :
Q1) JuliaB sent me this email : "I'm searching for stores (in Montreal) where to buy "Fur Trims", natural and/or faux and lace trimming (beautiful ones). Can you share any hints?"
R1) I would recommend going on St-Hubert Street. For the faux fur, there is one store on the East side of the street, I think it is Sam Textile on the second floor there is fur by the yard... And for lace and trims, there is Trimcity and UltraText on St-Hubert street too... If you want real fur, maybe there is some at Cuir boilard (185 Louvain, Suite 101) just north of Chabanel. For marvelous fabrics (maybe they sell lace, but I'm not sure about trims) see Couture Elle. Look at my PDF for the addresses!
Q2) HelenW ask me about programs in college (other than Lasalle College) where she could learn textile, fabric or sewing...
R2) In my PDF, I list some resources in Montreal to classes in the section "Miscellaneous Sewing Related". But for more formal education, you could look into the list of public and private colleges in Quebec :
Let me know where you found what you were looking for...
Hello, I updated lately my PDF and I added information about all the sewing schools I could find and every formal training in both fashion and textile in Montreal in the page Montreal's Activities (http://igloovert.blogspot.ca/p/montreals-tourism.html)... I hope this could help! :DDelete
Hello! I loved your blog post - so helpful for my Halloween trip to Montreal this weekend! Thanks for sharing. In addition to stocking up on lingerie notions (elastics and lace), I'm hoping to find some great fabrics for yoga and working out (quick-dry, 4 way stretch like UnderArmour and Nike). Would you know of a good shop for these items?ReplyDelete
Welcome to Montreal! :DDelete
Go on St-Laurent (near Chabanel) at Stretch text, Susy stretch (they sell something even Melissa from http://www.fehrtrade.com/ uses!) and Globetext ; call before, they are not open everyday...
If all else fails, on St-Hubert all stores will be open on Saturday and C&M might have sports knits, but I am not sure... Look in my PDF to get the address! If I think of anything else during the day, when I am not half asleep, I will come back here to tell you! ;)
Thanks so much, CosmicCaro! I'll call them first thing. That Suziplex fabric sounds magical. I'm thinking I should have brought an extra suitcase *grins*ReplyDelete
I am glad I could help! Enjoy my hometown! :DDelete
Thank you so much for this work! i am looking for wool blend (merino, silk, alpaca...) knitted rib fabric as well as linen. Any ideas of places to look? Thank you so muchReplyDelete
I would go to the high end fabric store for silk and good wools : Couture Elle on St-Hubert. I am unsure as to how many knits they have, else not too far is C&M that might have what you seek...Delete
For more bargain prices, I would try the Chabanel district for knits : Tonitex, Stretch-Text and GlobeTex..
Finally, I've never been there, but there is a store called United Silk & Wollen Shirtext at 225 Chabanel ; it sounds like it would be promising!!
You will find all the addresses in my PDF... Good luck and let me know where you find your super fabric! What is it destined to become?
I just found another fabric store full of high end and designer fabircs. They have dreamy wool, merino, cashmere and a lot of silk! I feel in love with a roses print Yves St-Laurent wool knit there and awesomely soft silk jersey in my favorite shade of pink... They seems to be in a perpetual state of "Closing Sale" with 70% off or more, I suspect they would be negotiable... Their stock is really high quality!Delete
1355 Greene, between Sherbrooke and Maisonneuve, 3 streets West of Atwater.
I will add it soon to my directory PDF...
I have a strong desire to lean how to sew. I've purchased a few patterns that I'd like to make for my daughter. I wonder if you can recommend any sewing classes, either online or in person. I live in the West Island of Montreal. Also, do you know of a list of the 'must haves' for sewing? I'd like to have an idea of the tools I will need. My sister has lent me her serger and sewing machine for the time being...I just have no idea what to do with it!! I'm happy to have found your blog. Is it better to purchase supplies (tools, fabric) on Chabanel or St.Hubert etc...or are the prices similar to Club Tissues/Fabricville?
I usually take classes online at Craftsy (http://www.craftsy.com). This weekend all classes are 20$ only :D (They always gets sales, so do not buy full price!) But you could look first for FREE mini-classes to get you started : like "Sew Ready, Machine basics", "Machine Savvy", "Sewing Machine feet A to Z" and "Mastering Zipper techniques" :D
Fabricville and Club Tissus are fabric stores that gives classes too. Also, more little indie shop gives classes for beginners and for up-cycling old clothing into fab new things : La Fabrique Éthique and Fripe Fabrique. You can look at my PDF in the section "Miscellaneous Sewing Related" at the end for more addresses...
I do not think you need much to start to sew : tape measure, good scissors, pins, assorted sewing machine needles (use the right one for knits or woven fabrics, and the right size according to fabric thickness) and I love my Clover chalk pen to mark fabric temporarily. Oh, and an iron to press the seams...
One store that I know have very good prices for sewing supplies is at Kava, 7609 St-Hubert (North of Jean-Talon). I would start by buying fabric on Chabanel because it is so much cheaper (usually 3 to 7$/m). It can be intimidating because few fabrics are labeled, but the staff is very knowledgeable and they are used to deal with students at Globe-Text on St-Laurent - I would start there!
If you want more info, You can take a look at all my bookmarks for tutorials, inspirations and patterns on my different Sewing related Pinterest boards : https://www.pinterest.com/cosmiccaro/
Let me know how it goes!
Welcome to the sewing community! :D
Oh and get a free account at PatternReview.com ; everyone post a review about pattern they have sewn so I always look at my pattern to see what people had to say about it before starting :DDelete
Hello, I added lately the page Montreal's Activities (http://igloovert.blogspot.ca/p/montreals-tourism.html) with a list of all the sewing schools in Montreal and sewing related exhibits! :DDelete
Rizla asked me where to find Bridal lace in Montreal. I was thinking about Couture Elle, but she found they only had 4-5 choices that started at 90$/m...ReplyDelete
So I suggested : Sam Textile, Tissus Tueni, Tissus St-Hubert and C&M on St-Hubert... And Globe text on St-Laurent...
If anyone know where to find bridal lace (worked) in Montreal, let us know! Hopefully, she will email me back with where she found it so I could add it to the directory... :D
Do you have a good adress to buy minky fabric in Montréal ?
Salut Sophie, I know there is some at Fabricville but I remember in 2010 I decided to buy it from Etsy because even with the shipping it was less expensive... But at that time, I didn't know about Chabanel... If there is some on Chabanel, it would be at Globe text. And on St-Hubert, it would be at C&M maybe? I am not sure for minky, sorry. Let me know where you found yours please! :D Good luck!Delete
I saw minky and all thing related to quilting at Alisha Fabric at 9600 St-Laurent ; sorry for the delay, it is a new to me store! :DDelete
Do you have any idea where i can get neoprene fabric in montreal? Its the fabric used for scuba and wetsuits
I know the fashionably trendy thin scuba knit is sold in several place in Montreal (Fabricville, Globetext, Stretchtext maybe even C&M and Tonitex, see the PDF for address)... I saw a lot of blogger made dresses or skirt out of it lately!
But if you are looking for real sport grade wetsuit fabric, I am at a lost about where to find it locally... But a quick Google search with "wetsuit fabric" lead me to several online sources...
Moutain Equipment Coop (MEC au marché central, corner blv Acadie, north of the 40) even have a kit to repair your neoprene suit ; but it is unclear if they sell also the neoprene : http://www.mec.ca/Main/content_text.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673221495&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396039420
Let me know where you find thick neoprene in town when you do! Thanks!
Oh, I found an old but interesting thread in the pattern review forum about sewing a set/dry suit : http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?f=11&t=35060Delete
a friend told me (Anne-Marie, la mani de Oro) that to sew a wetsuit some her friends used a speciliazed industrial machine with an horizontal needle and bought their material at Rubatex when they had their company... And she gave me this link : http://www.lomomanufacturing.com/Delete
This forum talks about where to get a custom made wetsuit around Montreal : http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-384105.html
Esther asked me about resources to make hats : "I would like to ask you if you know some hat suppliers in Montreal. I’m looking for stiffener, millinery needles and other products that can help me to make hats. Also, some fabric store where I can find sinamay, paradisal, filter. Many thanks, Esther"ReplyDelete
Here was my answer, in case it could be useful to others :
I do not know much about hat making unfortunately, but here is what I could found with a little googling :
Hat makers in Montreal :
- Comme un chapeau : Hat making classes in Montreal and they should know where to get supplies! http://commeunchapeau.com/cours-ateliers/
- Hat maker in Aunthsic : http://www.chat-peaulagriffe.ca/fr/
- artisan hat maker : http://colincampbell.blogspot.ca/
- for men : http://henrihenri.ca/
- au Québec :http://www.lechapelier.ca/comptoirs-boutiques.html
- OH : http://www.opheliehats.com/contacts/
- Naftali : http://www.millinery.net/aboutus.html
- in Toronto : http://thesaucymilliner.com/contact-us/
Hat making supplies :
- Riz Rax, 801 Gilford (near St-Hubert, http://www.rixrax.ca/ ) : in 2007 someone said they sell hat making supplies on the patternreview forum http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=24704
Hat makers community :
- A forum where someone asked about supplies in Montreal, not much answers but links to individuals who might know more! http://hatacademy.com/forum/topics/millinery-in-montr-al?commentId=6485913%3AComment%3A127085 and http://hatacademy.com/profile/AureliefromMontreal
Good luck! :D
Here is an email I received : "Hi, As I was looking for a place to sell my fabric stash I came across your site. You seem to know a lot of what is going on in the sewing circle. I was wondering if you knew of any stores in Montreal where I could sell my quilting fabric stash. I just have too much! Also I have some tapestry fabric and some linen. Any ideas would be of great help.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Ann"
Here is my answer :
I am unsure where you could sell it, but my first stop would be La Gaillarde : http://www.lagaillarde.ca/
Call them first to discuss about it but I know their mission is to save fabrics from landfill...
Else maybe La fabrique Éthique de Montréal could give you pointers : http://www.lafabriqueethique.com/
The other solution would be to contact stores that already sell quilting supplies : Effiloché (http://www.effiloche.com/) and Tissus Alisha (9600 st-Laurent)
Or you could setup an Etsy store or contact stash busting groups on facebook...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.ReplyDelete
Does anyone know where I can purchase a real piece of fur to sew around the hood of my winter jacket? Much appreciated!
Hi Michelle, I would go to Cuir Boilard ; please see my PDF file for the address... It is not too far from the corner of Chabanel and St-Laurent. They carry leather and real fur too if I recall correctly. You could also call ahead to be sure : http://www.cuirboilard.ca/en/products.htmlDelete
Deeply appreci8ed! Been stuck with fabricville, since I'm new here......My options are now a bit wider! Blessings!ReplyDelete
Thank you! :DDelete
CosmicCaro, merci pour cette mine d'or d'informations! J'ai besoin de ta magie, car je cherche en vain depuis des jours (et payer 45$ de frais de port pour le faire venir des USA n'est pas une option!). Sais tu où je peux trouver du tissu Thinsulate à Montréal ? Mille merci!ReplyDelete
In the first comment of this web page, Jennifer says that you can buy thinsulate in St-Janvier de Mirabel at Tissus Roger : http://www.tissusrogeretfils.com/Delete
I found a link on the Toronto Fashion Incubator that suggests you can find some at Bon-Mar on St-Laurent street : http://www.fashionincubator.com/resources/developing_your_line/canadian_fabric_list.shtml
I didn't find some on the Bon-Mar website, but I would call them : http://www.bon-mar.com/index.php
Si tu trouves, laisses-nous savoir ou! :D
Hi there, I want to know if the fabric is good enough for cosplay and is there any desginers that can help us designe our suit?ReplyDelete
Hello, I'm unsure how to respond to your question... You can find fabrics that are good enough for cosplay in Montreal for sure. But this site is probably not the best to look for a designer or a seamstress to sew your costume.Delete
Thank you so much for the amazing work you've done and all the information neatly collected in one file! I can't wait to have the chance to visit all the places you listed! Would you know where is the best place to purchase silk organza as well as cotton jersey (preferably organic) and what is a reasonable price for these? Thank you very much!ReplyDelete
I bought silk organza online at Dharma Trading since it it less expensive and I used it only as underlining... For silk, I would go on St-Hubert street at the high end boutique (Couture Elle, St-Hubert fabric, etc. see my pdf)Delete
Delyla manufactures (YEAH! made in Montreal!) organic knit in Montreal and they sell to the public online : http://delyla.com/. You might also go onsite if you call them first...
I also know there is organic jersey (bamboo) at C&M that was about 18$/m 2 years ago, I presume they also have cotton; you could call them.
To find more affordable jersey, you could also go to Global Text (St-Laurent/Chabanel), note that their stock change often so I cannot garanty what will be available but prices are very good...
Happy Shopping! :D
Wow thanks so much for all this detailed info!!ReplyDelete
I will look into Dharma Trading, I'm also curious to use it as underlining, as all the Craftsy classes I watch recommend it. As for the jersey, I'm really interested in trying the Alabama Chanin techniques. I guess bamboo would work great as well.
Thanks again and happy sewing! :)
I like the Alabama Chanin technique but never tried it yet... I went to Globetext today and they had several cotton and bamboo knit in solid colours. Sorry, I forgot to ask the price as I was being distracted by a very interesting border print double knit in grey tones... ;)Delete
Where i can buy velvet fabric at wholesale price in montrealReplyDelete
I know Delyla manufacture cotton velvet in Montreal, you can order a few meters or wholesales... Else, most stores in the chabanel area do wholesale and I guess on St-Hubert they would too if you talk to the owner... But there is a wide variety of velvets around town, you better have a good idea of what you are looking for!Delete
hi there. I can't find any vinyl upholstery fabric in Ottawa that has a pattern in it. everything is just plain. do you have any recommendations where I could possibly find materials to upholster kitchen chairs? any help would be greatly appreciated. oh, I forgot to say, I have a day trip down to Montreal tomorrowReplyDelete
Hello, I replied to you via email too... But here it is for everybody too :Delete
There is 2 usually very good places for vinyl on St-Hubert street, but I am unsure about the extent of their selection of printed vinyls...
- Textile Debouk, 7253 St-Hubert
- Draperies St-Hubert, 7196 St-Hubert
Else, at C&M (7500 St-Hubert) you could find very sturdy and easy to clean upholstery fabric (and maybe vinyl too, I am unsure), but they are not cheap.
In the Fabricville's flyer they advertise last week marine vinyl (the faux leather used in boats) and they have some printed vinyl but it is not very pliable, more suitable for tablecloth than upholstery ... But I do not know if it is wide enough for your table...
You could look into laminating a cotton fabric maybe to get the width and pattern you want and have something wipe-able? You can buy iron-on laminating medium and put it on your fabric or use a laminating service...
I hope this can help, Caro
Hey, I stumbled upon your blog looking for fabric stores in Quebec to visit when I go there in a few weeks. I am looking for vinyl to use for embroidery. Like, vinyl canvas or marine vinyl, would love to find some glitter vinyl! Do you have any suggestions? In your list of shops you stated you go to Textile Debouk for your vinyl. Do you think they would carry what I am looking for? Thanks for your detailed list of shops!ReplyDelete
Hi Amanda, I am unsure about what they would carry as their stock change often and I do not recall having seen glitter vinyl ; but I was never looking for it! ;) But I think St-Hubert street would be your best bet for that!Delete
Hello, I would love to see the list of fabric stores in Montreal, however, when I click download on this page it brings me to another page that mentions nothing about it. Please let me know what I can do to be able to download it. It would be so helfpul :) Thanks !ReplyDelete
I tried all the links and they bring me to the correct place ; to the Craftsy page to download the document. As I say, you need to subscribe for free to Craftsy to download the document. The button is labelled "Download digital pattern" on the craftsy page.Delete
- Add (source MexicanPink Monserratt) http://boulevardsaintlaurent.com/en/repertoire/h-fisher-fils/
- Add (source Carmen B.) : Joy
Textiles, at 5555 Casgrain x Maguire, second floor. which is a
veritable gold mine, and for leather Ventes John DiZazzo on Molson
(metro iberville). I've been to both places and they are both kind of
like 100 times larger than my apartment and stocked even more than my
place with records, top to bottom, side to side with more stuff than
you can imagine. Joy runs on an Orthodox Jewish timetable. Closed
Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
PS : I leave this comment here until I update my directory...
Add also : (source Kiri Skuce, from The Common Thread)Delete
Ventes John Dizazzo inc (Shoe quality leather)
7054 Molson, Montréal, QC, H2A 3K1
Astro Leather & Shoe Products Inc (Like rubber soles)
6565 Rue Saint-urbain, Montreal, QC, H2S 3G6
Le Fil Commun (The Common Thread)
5563 rue Fullum, Studio 213, Montréal, Québec, H2G 2H3
Atelier with industrial sewing machines and shoe making tools
Open on Saturdays for 10$/h or 45$/day
TODO : The Astro's address is WRONG - sorry.Delete
Here is the right address :
Astro Footcare (Solon Footcare)
1 800 663-6345
505 Monpellier Blvd.
I received a question asking where to buy industrial sewing machines in Montreal via email from Jane. Here is my answer :ReplyDelete
In Montreal, there are sellers of industrial sewing machine in the Chabanel district :
1) Tech sew, 155 Port-Royal West : http://www.raphaelsewing.com/
2) Supreme machines, 50 Port Royal West : http://www.suprememachines.com/
3) Machine a coudre Juki, 9340 Boul St-Laurent. (no web site)
4) In another neighbourhood, National 2000 is a wholesaller of industrial sewing machine : http://national2000.ca/
And at Kava, on St-Hubert, they sell accessories : http://shop.kavainc.ca/index.php/
Which stores have the best selection of outdoor technical fabrics. I'm looking for ultralight coated and uncoated nylon under 1oz/yrd2, primaloft, polarguard or alternative high performance systhetic insulation.
I would go to Tonitex (http://www.tonitex.com/), they had a lots of warm, windproof and/or waterproof choices last january, even soft shells!Delete
Oh, Jalie Patterns from Quebec city just made a Facebook post about a great Canadian source of outwear fabrics, based in BC : https://www.discoverytrekking.com/fabricDelete
I am going to Montreal to set up an exhibit in the Orchidophiles de Montreal show http://orchidophilesmontreal.ca/. I was looking for fabric and wool shops and you made my research a lot faster! Thank you! Now I can concentrate on the orchids, by the way they can offer a lot of design ideas if you need them!
Oh, I love orchids! I am glad you found my list helpful! Thanks!Delete
On CKAC radio, last week, they mention something about a new three-floor fabric store opening but I missed the name of the store. Have you heard of such a place. If so, I sure would like to have their name and address.ReplyDelete
Oh, I will investigate! I haven't heard anything about that yet! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I cannot seam to find anything about this new fabric store in Montreal... If anyone, please, let us know!! :DDelete
Hello, me and my 12 year old daughter want to create a children's clothing brand made in Montreal.ReplyDelete
We are looking for the pattern and sample maker for the models we have in mind, but open to any ideas to create beautiful, high quality clothes for children age 3-10. Can you recommend me a dressmaker. I will higlhy appreciate your suggestion. Please, write to me email@example.com. Anna and Sofiya
Hi Anna and Sofiya,Delete
Unfortunately I can't recommend one, as I mostly know hobbyist seamstresses...
You could probably contact schools to find their alumni... See my Montreal's ACTIVITIES page for the list of formal training school in sewing, fashion and textiles.
Else, a quick google search with "Sample maker montreal" or "échantilloneur montréal" lead me to kijiji.ca (where people offer their expertise) and ca.indeed.com (where you could post a job offer)...
Je sais que mère hélène sur la rue Édouard à Lasalle font leur propre couvre-couche lavable... Peut-être auront-elles des contacts pour toi? Ou une petite place dans leur boutique ;)Delete
Quel fichier génial. Un gros merci! Juste pour votre info, je suis allée chez Tissu Régent hier (15 juillet 2017) et il y avait une pancarte à Vendre et des affiches annonçant qu'ils doivent tout vendre (les tissus). J'ai l'impression que ça va fermer sous peu.
Aussi, j'aimerais acheter des tissus « le fun » qui ressemblent à ceux disponibles sur Spoonflower. Est-ce que ça existe au Canada, pour ne pas avoir à payer des frais exorbitants de dédouanement, etc.?
Bonne couture à tous!
Bonjour Sandrine, Merci!Delete
Je crois que tissus Régent est en train de fermé depuis des années déjà! ;)
Voici une liste d'imprimeur sur tissus Canadiens :
- Art of where : https://artofwhere.com/create/materials/fabric
- Emerson : http://www.emersondesign.com/fabric/
- Fabric on Demand : http://www.fabricondemand.com/
- Club Ink : http://www.clubink.ca/services/textile-printing/
- et autres suggestions ici : http://www.fashionincubator.com/resources/developing_your_line/surface-treatments.shtml
Par contre, je ne suis pas certaine qu'ils offrent des choix de motifs autres que de télécharger son propre design personnel...
sinon, chez effiloché il y a des tissus à courte pointe de designer (quilting cotton) avec des motifs modernes...
Et parfois on peut trouver en ligne sur Etsy des trucs intéressants aussi...
N'hésites pas à partager le résultat si tu utilises un de ces services !! :D
Liste de cours de couture : https://fioucouture.com/pages/cours-de-coutureReplyDelete
Hi CosmicCaro! Your list is impressive and super helpful, thank-you for putting it together!ReplyDelete
I would love to be added to your list, if I may. My shop is called Atelier Fiber Arts, located in Verdun (Montreal). We just opened this spring! We offer sewing workshops for beginners, and we are a sewing space where people can come sew by the hour on any of our machines. We have many varieties, both domestic and industriel. We have large cutting tables and lots of fabric remnants and notions for use. And, lastly, we have a quiet co-working space/cafe where people can either use our wifi and get some work done on their portable devices, or bring their needlework and get together with some friends for a tea or coffee. Our website is www.atelierfiberarts.com if anyone wants more information.
Hi Amanda, I am Caroline from the Montreal Spoolette group : I know you! ;) Yes, I just haven't taken the time yet to update it, no worries, it will be there! See you in november for the leggings sewing bonanza! :DDelete
TODO : Add "Aux Tissus En Folie"ReplyDelete
9320 blv St Laurent suite 520, Montreal, Quebec
TODO : add Bon-Mar à ville St-Laurent. Ils sont les seuls à tenir le jersey Lomellina et le spandex Carvico (importation d'Italie). Le nec-plus-ultra pour les maillots...ReplyDelete
TODO : Suzie moved - their site lists their address as being on Louvain...ReplyDelete
TODO : THe owner of Rubans Buttons sold the business and closed a while ago.ReplyDelete
I updated the sewing directory - it will be uploaded to crafty soon. Thanks for your patience.ReplyDelete
TODO v3 :ReplyDelete
- Faire une version en Français.
- Club Tissus rive sud - mauvaise adresse? Tu marques qu'il est au Dix30 mais le site internet indique coin Chemin Chambly et la 30.
- ajouter : Tissus Monique Michaud 1071 Boulevard de l'Ange Gardien N, L'Assomption, QC J5W 1M7 - petit local avec du tissus au mètre mais aussi un choix intéressant de coupons (jersey, tricot de coton et autres).
- ajouter : Tissus variétés Michelle et Réjean 931 Rue Saint Michel, Terrebonne, QC J6W 3Y7 - un relativement petit local sur 2 étages mais bien plein de tissus variés à très bon prix. Vaut au moins une visite.
- Vérifier si le Common Thread/Fil commun est toujours ouvert...
TODO v3 :ReplyDelete
- Atelier Fiber Arts (ajouter le mot Atelier)
- ajouter : Craft de Ville : Mostly online, but part time hours Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 pm (back May 25th!) in the Grover building, 2065 rue Parthenais, Studio 274A.
TODO v3 :Delete
- add CreaCo + Loft Creatif
- Add section for maker spaces in Mtl : Helios, Batiment 7, etc...
TODO : ajouter Tissus Ronald Asselin, 1993 Everett,Mtl, H2E 1P4ReplyDelete
Jersey, crepe, polyester, poplin, terry, sweater knit, ratine, tout pour le "lining", si tu vas sur mon Instagram tout mon tissu vient de là! Sara_sews j'ai même mis quelques photos du magasin (voir le posting avec la pub) ça vaut vraiment la peine!Delete
I received a good question via email by Emanuele :ReplyDelete
I have this Men's Jean Jacket that I absolutely adore and do not want to get rid of. However, as you can see, I have a rip near the rip-arm elbow and I`d like to repair it or at least get Elbow Patches. I was thinking of putting Plaid Colored Patches as the ones I attached on the ladies jeans. I like the color. Would you have nay suggestions or any other ides I could put on there?
I am having a very difficult time finding patches in stores or on-line that would like nice and that are not too boring or too over-the-top. I was told there are stores on St-Hubert just north of Jean-Talon. Do you know of any that sell quality patches?
Here is my answer :
I am unsure where you can buy good quaity patches, as the ones I bought at fabricville were a bit too stiff for my liking... Maybe on Etsy? And any embrodery place in Montreal could do something custom for you...
Heather Lou from Closet Case Files had some great articles on jeans mending lately:
- DIY invisible : https://closetcasepatterns.com/repairing-jeans-with-invisible-mending/
- DIY visible : https://closetcasepatterns.com/how-to-fix-ripped-jeans-with-visible-mending-sashiko-and-denim-patches/
- pro services : https://closetcasepatterns.com/master-denim-repair-jeans-restoration-indigo-proof/
- My pinterest on Mending for few more ideas (mostly for kids, as I fix knees all the time!!) : https://www.pinterest.ca/cosmiccaro/sewing-mending/?eq=mending&etslf=7714
Thanks so much for the info. My husband and I are coming to Montreal next month and it occurred to me to see what fabric stores I might visit along with sightseeing. Two years ago I had the best time going through the fabric stores in Montmartre in Paris, and this promises to be a similar experience.ReplyDelete
You are welcome! There is also the Balenciaga exhibit until October 14th at the McCord Museum :D Have fun!Delete
I need some recommendations on where I may purchase some high quality locally or handmade lace for my neice's Communion dress my sister is making. I will be in Montreal next month and my sister asked if I could get her some nice lace while there. Preferably handmade and local but I'm not opposed to buying high quality imported lace from France if it is available in the city.
Thank you so much in advance for your help, I will be staying down town for a week at the end of October.
Hi, I do not know any handmade lace made in Montreal. But the best place for gorgeous lace are on St-hubert North street of Jean-Talon street at Couture Elle (7163 St-hubert) and Tissus St-Hubert (7399 S-Hubert). They import very pretty lace from France and Dubai. C&M might have something too. And trim city offers lace but not as wide yardage, mostly trims and galleon lace... Hope you find what you are looking for! Come back to let me know where you found it! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Some gems can be found on Chabanel too, but their stock change often so I cannot assure you would find what you are looking for when you go... I think Mayda and House of Fabric had nice lace last time I went (4th floor at 99 Chabanel st.)Delete
TODO v3 summary :ReplyDelete
- Change platform as Craftsy do not permit free "pattern" anymore...
- Add Tissus Ronald Asselin, 1993 Everett,Mtl, H2E 1P4
- add CreaCo + Loft Creatif ; they offer Arts and crafts workshops
- Add section for maker spaces in Mtl (3D Printers, wood working, welding, etc) : Helios, Batiment 7, etc...
- Change the name for Atelier Fiber Arts (add the word "Atelier")
- Add: Craft de Ville : Mostly online, but part time hours Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 pm (back May 25th!) in the Grover building, 2065 rue Parthenais, Studio 274A.
- Faire une version en Français.
- Club Tissus rive sud - mauvaise adresse? Tu marques qu'il est au Dix30 mais le site internet indique coin Chemin Chambly et la 30.
- Add: Tissus Monique Michaud 1071 Boulevard de l'Ange Gardien N, L'Assomption, QC J5W 1M7 - petit local avec du tissus au mètre mais aussi un choix intéressant de coupons (jersey, tricot de coton et autres).
- Add: Tissus variétés Michelle et Réjean 931 Rue Saint Michel, Terrebonne, QC J6W 3Y7 - un relativement petit local sur 2 étages mais bien plein de tissus variés à très bon prix. Vaut au moins une visite.
- Vérifier si le Common Thread/Fil commun est toujours ouvert...
- Remove Effiloché (sur St-Hubert) as it closed :(
OK, file was updated.Delete
I’m actually searching of this kind of information about corsets supplies in MTL. Any help….?ReplyDelete
Marie-André Legeault (Miss Rouge à lèvres) would know for sure since she gives classes to sew corsets in Montreal! https://www.facebook.com/rouge.levresReplyDelete
Else, I know Club tissus sells bra making supplies (in Brossard, Laval, Québec, Sherbrooke).
Bra maker supply in Hamilton, Ontario is the most comprehension supplier online in Canada for anything under garment, bras, swim, corsets, etc... https://www.facebook.com/BraMakersSupply/
Good luck! :)
I would like to thank you for this blog. I originally found it years ago and downloaded the map from (the then) Craftsy. Using it, I went off to Montreal to go fabric shopping. What an experience that was, it was snowing in January, and I was extremely ill at the time. I also quickly realized a weekend was not nearly enough time but I made several purchases and immediately wanted to return.ReplyDelete
Fast forward to this year, I had (sadly) not made it back to shop since the trip mentioned above. This spring, my husband had a function in Canada and said how would you like to spend a few days fabric shopping in Montreal afterwards? Of course I said yes! Unfortunately, in the weeks leading up to our trip, I had a huge car repair come up, so, this trip, I did not get in nearly as much shopping as I may have liked.
But, there is always hope for the future, right?
I am so glad you enjoyed your time in my hometown! Here, there’s an old saying that goes : « Jamais 2 sans 3! ». So I believe you will come back again, hopefully to shop as you would like!!! :)ReplyDelete
TODO : add Cuir Tandy Leather (https://www.facebook.com/Tandy708/) to the directoryReplyDelete
TODO : add maker space Les affutés (https://www.facebook.com/lesaffutes/)Delete
TODO : add workshop https://www.atelier1n.com/Delete
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TODO : Put nov 2019 vesion online and add : Tissus en folie on S-Lo, Plazatex on Mt-RoyalReplyDelete
TODO : add Elegante Virgule (online only but in Montreal) they also have Liberty of London fabrics!! https://shop.elegantevirgule.com/ReplyDelete
Todo : add adopt a fabric https://atelieradoptfabric.com/ReplyDelete
TODO : add Atelier Adopt Fabric, Écoscéno, https://www.facebook.com/atelieradoptfabric/ReplyDelete
TODO : ajouter MaillagoReplyDelete
Hand Dyed Yarn MontrealReplyDelete
very nice blog! Here at ArtFil, find the highest quality knitting yarns and wools from around the world in Montreal. Each skein is painted individually and the shade is built on layers.
Hi. Thanks for all the Montreal information. 1) is there a store that features quality fabric for men? 2) where would I find the best corduroys?ReplyDelete
You can find men dress shirts and suits fabrics at Tissus St-Hubert. I am unsure for Corduroy, but I would start at C&M tissus. Both on St-Hubert street. CarolineReplyDelete
Thanks. This is a little off topic, but where would I go for vintage textiles? In particular, wool blankets or linen sheets. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
Hi, I would look in fripperies (a few on St-Laurent just south of Rachel and on Mt-Royal street), or second hand stores like Renaissance (The one on Wellington st in Verdun has home stuff in the basement) and Salvation Army/Armée du Salut (but heard bad thing about how they treat the LGTBQ+ community)… Else I would check online on Poshmark, Vented, marketplace, Upcycli, etc… Hope this help! CarolineDelete
Update: Got some nice corduroy at Tissus St-Hubert. Was also impressed by their woolens. But was trying to stay focused so stuck to corduroy. C&M: not to my tastes. Thanks for your recs.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the follow up! CarolineDelete