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Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

Or can anyone suggest a good reasonable fabric store in Zurich ? Tx
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

Manor has fabrics department.
If you need fabrics for the house, then furniture shops sometimes have a good choice.
Regarding online fabric shops, I've been through a lot of searching, but they just seem non-existent
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

When we initially visited Zug, I spied 2 fabric stores immediately. I can't wait for my sewing machine to show up with the 2 bins of fabric I packed. I think my husband is happy to have it packed away tho!

I am sure you have already visited these, and I haven't done price comparisons yet, but....

The first is very close to the train station, on Gotthardstrasse, very close to Mr. Pickwicks. The second is a Bernina shop on Baarerstrasse and I think Aeussere Guterstrasse. I understand there larger shop, I think in Baar, but I am still searching.

I only used on an online shop once in the US, I guess I just like to feel it before I buy it, lol.
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Any fabric shops in Switzerland ?

Can anyone suggest a fabric shop in Basel, or nearby over the borders. I usually use the very nice little one on the tram 3 line, but they don't have any light, snowflake looking stuff in white..... chiffon, or something siialr in weight.

Of has anyone seen something similar in novelty or any other sort of Basel shop? I need enough for sewing costues for 17 little budding kg snowflakes
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

My wife recommends fabric.com - good prices and they ship to Switzerland.
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

From ZH it is an hour by train to St. Gallen, I would suggest visiting the manufacturers there. They will ship to you in ZH or worldwide. I am impressed by the number and quality of fabric shops in Switzerland.

My family was not well off, so the sound of the antique Singer (yes the black cast iron machine with a wooden case) meant that one of us would have some new clothes or more likely an older sibling would and I would soon "inherit" some "new to me" clothes. I remember being taken through fabric outlets for hours. Unfortunately in most places the staff were overworked, underpaid and unmotivated.

Here, boutique shopping with knowledgeable and friendly shopkeepers is an experience not to be missed. OP I hope that you find what you are looking for in ZH. If not, do visit St. Gallen, or come to Bern. Loeb (near the bahnhof) has a good selection of fabrics, yarn and notions. But for more variety and boutique service, wander about on the east side of the Zytglogge you will find a good variety of shops.
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

EvenPar, are there particular shops you recommend in St Gallen?

I've found the selection in the greater Zürich area to be abysmal, especially for home-decor fabrics, the quality poor and the prices ridiculous. Bern is too far away, but I'd be willing to give St Gallen a try...
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

I saw in the CoopCity St. Anahof, Zurich - try there.
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

Cotton and Color in Riehen, near Basel, has an online site and is very efficient.
Or you could try eQuilter in the US, who can get an amazing amount of fabric into a Global Priority envelope, and I've never yet had to pay customs duty.
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

This company is big and has a large selection, but they are not cheap, http://www.modesa.ch/
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

Again, online but not based in Switzerland ..


UK:

(oooooh la la) http://www.busbyfabric.com

(good list of suppliers here) http://homeandgardening.co.uk/SilkFabricsUK.htm



India:

http://www.silkfabricmanufacturers.c...ted-linen.html

http://www.indiamart.com/shardasilkf...lk-fabric.html



I've a note of several other Indian suppliers, but haven't cut and pasted them all as I haven't used any of them, don't know about the service/quality/price. Let me know if you want them.
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Re: Any good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

My Swiss sister-in-law is a sewing teacher and uses this shop.

http://basteln-ch.buttinette.com/sho...ehzubehoer.htm
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Re: Ang good online fabric shops in Switzerland ?

Sbrinz has already mentioned Modesa.ch

They run 'Stoffetrucke' at the bottom of the Lowenstrasse in Zurich - just a short walk from Zurich HB. I have bought fabric there a number of times. They sell fabrics for clothing and furnishing, plus all the sewing accessories to go with it.

I bought some great velvet there and made dining chair covers. I was pleased with the price, and everybody comments on how great they look.
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