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  • Jill C. 10:45 am on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Kimono House at China World Mall 

    Here’s a good place to get linen. Kimono House has a huge variety of cotton fabrics too. It’s on the second floor of China World Mall, near the elevators in a corner.


    Tara and I went shopping for fabrics. She found some sarong fabric to make a skirt, from this cart. The owner, Sue, is there every day except Monday. You can get pretty handwoven sarong fabric and embroidered fabric by the meter. It’s on the corner of Burapha Road and Pahurat Road, near The Old Siam.

    Tara buys some pretty sarong fabric

    Buying some pretty sarong fabric, owner Sue in background.

    The Old Siam

    The Old Siam has two upscale fabric shops, both named Rani. The owners are two brothers whose grandfather arrived in Thailand from India in 1903.

     
    • Azumi 10:55 am on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hello! You are such a great guide for introducing the fabric in Bkk.
      Could you kindly teach me where is the best shop to find a motif of Liberty flower in Sampeng?
      Many thanks in advance!!

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    • Jinjutha Rujiramora 11:09 am on June 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

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      I’m Jin, the online partnership executive at ZALORA Thailand and I am on the constant lookout for remarkable sites like yours.I would like to personally invite you to join our exclusive list of bloggers we collaborate with.

      If this sounds like something you would go forward with, let me know!
      You can contact me via email so that we can further discuss this.

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      Kind regards,

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  • Jill C. 1:10 pm on April 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , minky, , rhinestone,   

    Wholesale Fabric at India Emporium in Pahurat, Bangkok 

    India Emporium, an air conditioned mall in Pahurat, is open from 9:00 to 9:00 daily. There are lots of beautiful fabrics at wholesale prices. They have lace, rhinestones on a roll, minky type fabric, sequin and wedding dress fabric all at wholesale prices.

     
    • Sammy 7:27 pm on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill We are looking for a fabric supplier in Bangkok that would accept orders from overseas. Currently looking for cotton prints (in particular florals, polka dots, vintage style). Do you know any businesses that have websites, social media that we can communicate with? Thanks!

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    • Christopher 12:44 pm on April 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jill, I am looking or fleece in Bangkok. I have been to many of the shops in Pahurat and on Sampeng and have not been able to find fleece. Any suggestions where to go and look? I appreciate your website. It is has been a great resource for locating fabric that I was looking for. Thank you for your efforts.

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    • AudreyC 5:59 pm on May 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill. Wondering if you have any recommendation for shops for linen or cotton linen mix?

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  • Jill C. 3:04 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , hotels, knits, , , , ,   

    Feathers, Lycra and flannel at Sampeng Lane 

    Wholesale flannel in pink, blue, green, yellow and white, at this counter at the intersection of Sampeng Lane and Maha Chak Road.

    Wholesale flannel in pink, blue, green, yellow and white, at this counter at the intersection of Sampeng Lane and Maha Chak Road.

    Today I will answer readers’ questions. See map at end of post for location of shops.

    • I’m looking for colored stretch cord, for jewelry. I’m wondering if they sell it in Sampeng Market?
      • I saw spools of stretch cord in green, yellow, lavendar, blue, pink and black at Loa Kwean for 85 baht per spool. 123-125-127 Rajchawong Road, Sampeng, Bangkok 10100.
      • Wattanaporn Pu Shop at 256 Sampeng Lane has a good selection of stretch cord. One pack is 120 baht and is 100 meters. They are open from 8:30 to 5:30 daily, Sundays 8:30 – 2:30.

        Stretch Cord at #256 Sampeng Lane, Wattanaporn Shop

        Stretch Cord at #256 Sampeng Lane, Wattanaporn Shop

    • Wondering if China World shops accept credit cards? Do they do vat refunds? Please advise. Thanks.
      • I asked at one shop and they said they accept credit cards on purchases over 2000 baht. But many shops do not accept credit cards. No VAT refunds.
    • Could you explain where the Lycra shop is and name of shop please. I don’t know the Temple. Thank you.
      • Korea Shop sells Lycra stretch knit fabric at 100 baht per meter plain, and 130 baht per meter for prints. It’s located in the entrance driveway to Chakrawat temple, and is open from 8:00 to 6:00 daily. My Garmin GPS coordinates are N 13° 44.555′ E 100° 30.207′
        Korea Shop

        Korea Shop for Lycra

        Korea Shop

        Parking at Chakrawat Temple

    • I was told it is dead town on Mondays, is that true? Should I avoid Mondays, please?
      • Any day of the week is good to go. Some shops may be closed on Sunday. Shops are closed for Chinese New Years, Feb 19-21, 2015.
    • Hello! I love this resource! Can you tell me if you’ve seen the name brand Moda in Sampeng? Also where can I find flannel?
      • Moda fabric can be found mixed in with other brands at Kimono Shop at Chinaworld. There is a lady on the corner of Sampeng Lane and Chakrawat Road selling flannel. Not in a shop, but just at a counter on the side of the road.
    feathers at Pornsawad

    Feathers at Pornsawad #60-62 Sampeng Lane

    • Hey, I stumbled across your blog while searching for a place to buy feathers in Bangkok. Can you recommend any? I make dreamcatchers so I am looking for feathers to decorate them. Bright mix of Turkey coquille feathers.
      • Pornsawad Shop #60-62 Sampeng Lane has feathers at 35 baht each, or for 100 or more the price is 25 baht each. They also sell net, felt, burlap (sale 95 baht per meter), cloth bags, lace, bells, glitter, velcro in different colors, batting, lining fabric, TC (Tetron Cotton), and faux fur fleece (300 baht per meter).
    • Hello I’m reading about places such as Pahurat, Sampeng lane and Chinaworld. Are these places located close to each other or are they essentially the same place?
      • The are located close to each other. You can walk around all these places together and spend a full day shopping there.
    • I want to plan a trip to purchase quilting fabrics. Could you give me addresses. So I can locate a hotel near by.
      • If you want to start with an address right in the middle of Chinatown, try Grand China Hotel, 215 Yaowarat Road, Sampanthawong, Bangkok, 10100 Thailand. I made this custom map below including all the nearby hotels.
     
    • carin schwennesen 5:02 am on March 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, do you know any place you can buy printed fleece fabric i n Bangkok or Hua hin ? Thank you Carin

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    • Julia 4:27 am on March 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hello ,Jill . Your blog is really very helpfull and gives alot of interesting information . i would like to ask if u know some of good clothing manufacturer in thailand ?

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    • jeremy 1:51 pm on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      hello jill,
      i am wondering if in your travels around the sampeng area if you have found any heavy duty material, such as in the links? it is actually for soundproofing and not knitting, but i live a fair distance from chinatown and am wondering if it’s worth my time to go down there? thank you very much for your help. http://www.vocalboothtogo.com/images/stories/recycled-cotton-filler.gif

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    • Susan 1:02 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I am in search of Swarovski flat back crystals…I would be greatful for any help!

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      • birdy 11:04 pm on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hello Susan i saw a lots of Swarovski for sell in Pratunam i can tell you exactly where if you are still looking for those…

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    • Art 4:30 pm on January 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jill, my mother is in visiting me in Phuket for a few months and she is looking for double sided interfacing for a quilt she has in the go. Do you know a source either in Phuket or online in Thailand from where she could buy this?

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  • Jill C. 3:01 pm on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Siam Paragon,   

    Thailand Great Quilt Festival 2014  

    quilt festival

    Quilt Show in Bangkok
    Workshops
    Sewing and quilting products

    July 30th – Aug 3rd, 2014
    Fashion Hall & Fashion Gallery 1st floor
    Lifestyle Hall 2nd floor

    at Siam Paragon mall

    Don’t miss The Asian Showcase, the biggest quilt event in Thailand. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet world famous quilters and see their latest quilts:

    • Shizuko Kuroha
    • Yoko Saito
    • Noriko Nozawa
    • Akano Sakamoto
    • Yonoko Maruya

    posterFabulous winning quilts from the Soul Siam Quilt Contest will be on display. View the quilt show then shop for imported fabric and accessories at the Market Zone. Look for craft kits, quilt fabric, and quilting equipment and accessories from Thailand and Japan. Also good deals on Elna and Janome sewing machines. Sign up for workshops featuring the latest quilting techniques.

    See you at Siam Paragon – the mall is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

    Janome Thailand

    Sewing Lovers Club

    Sewing Lovers’ Club Facebook

    Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

     
    • Cindy 9:07 pm on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Please write to me the date of next year 2016 Thailand quilt festival held?

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    • See Cindy 7:21 pm on February 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi dear, i would like to attend the Thailand Quilt Festival in year 2016. Could u kindly inform me the date held so that i can make booking in advance. Pls write to my email address.

      thk u so much.
      cindy

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  • Jill C. 12:47 pm on June 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Elna sewing machines, , , Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, , Saha Group, Saha Group Fair, sewing machines,   

    18th Saha Group Fair 

    saha fair

    Date : Thursday June 26 – Sunday June 29, 2014

    Time : 10.00 – 20.00

    The Saha Group is Thailand’s largest consumer products conglomerate and it includes Elna and Janome sewing machines. The 18th Saha Group Fair opens on Thursday, June 26th. Look for the Janome Booth featuring quilts from the Soul Siam Quilt Contest!  There will be a display of quilts from famous quilters too!

    Shop the factory discount sales! Now is the time to get a good deal on a sewing machine. There are some great prices on Janome and Elna. Plus, sewing and quilting accessories and equipment will be available. Shop the clothing, shoes and other factory discount sales from Lacoste, Arrow, Elle, Guy Laroche, Wacoal, Itokin, Mizuno, Naturalizer and more. This exhibition gets really crowded because everybody loves a bargain.

    The theme of the Janome booth is “Welcome to the Asian Showcase,” giving you a preview of the Thailand Great Quilt Festival 2014-The Asian Showcase which will be held at Siam Paragon from July 30 – August 3, 2014.

     

     
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