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  • Jill C. 7:31 pm on February 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Sampeng Lane for Quilting Cotton 

    • Patricia Moncur 3:41 am on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Visiting from Florida. Wanted to buy fabric in Bangkok; read over your blog. Obtained a lot of information. Thank you


    • lubaina ammar 2:27 pm on November 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      hi jill , how are you ? i ma interested bangkok cotton fabrics at a wholesale rate and also thailand laces .. can you get in touch with me ?


    • Anne 10:30 am on May 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, I pan on a day trip for fabric hunting in Bangkok. Would it be ok to go on a saturday? I will only be in Bangkok for a couple of days! Probably will hire a driver for the day so we could visit to most of the places in one go.


      • Jill C. 2:35 pm on May 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Yes the shops in Chinatown and Pahurat are open on Saturday and Sunday. Have fun!


    • Nibras 9:54 am on March 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      Great blog. Thank for sharing.
      I need to buy single jersey printed. About 100 meters per colour or print.
      Where is the best place to go? Hoping to 1st of April. Would literally appreciate your advise! Thanks


      • Jill C. 12:03 pm on March 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        There is a market for cotton knits in Suksawat, Bangkok. I don’t know much about it, but it’s the place to go for tee shirt fabric.


        • Nibras 1:33 pm on March 26, 2017 Permalink

          Thanks for your response Jill. Could you also advice me where I can get good shirting? I would need about 100 meters each colour and in a few colours.

          Thanks a million


        • Anonymous 4:39 pm on March 31, 2017 Permalink

          Hello Jill C, I like to find out is there any online shop that do international shipping?


    • aijerome 12:31 pm on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, thanks for your amazing info.
      Is there an online shop for fabric and accessories for thailand?


    • Anna 4:01 am on September 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      would you happen to know if there are any one-on-one beginner’s sewing lessons in Bangkok?

      Kind Regards,
      Anna ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Gabriel 10:29 am on September 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill
      I will go Chiang Mai next week, any recommend quilt shop in there?


    • Radiah 10:49 am on August 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill, any idea which shop sells white embroidered cotton and/or white egyptian cotton? I plan to go to Sampeng in early Sep. Thank you in advance.


    • Renee 8:13 pm on July 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, thank you for information. I’m leaving for Bangkok in a few days. I would love todesign my own Kimono’s. Do you know a place where they also produce or customize kimono’s/ bathrobes?

      Thank you so much!

      Best, Renee


    • Rowena 3:10 pm on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill – great blog. Very informative. Can you recommend a shop in Bangkok for heavy jacquard upholstery fabric? Thanks…Rowena


    • Shambavi 12:53 pm on June 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Jill I live in Dubai and am visiting Bangkok soon. Would you advise I buy sewing machine trolley from there as it is very expensive here and not available in India. Thanks a ton for your other insights.


    • RAJA 3:09 pm on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill,
      Please may I ask… Where in Bangkok to find large fabric cutting matts? (for use with rotary blades)


    • miestaflet 6:56 am on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, we are moving to East Pattaya this Summer. I stumbled upon your site and it has given me hope to find sewing supplies and fabrics in Thailand ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you only familiar with fabric shops in Bangkok? Is there a sewing community I could connect with?


      • Jill C. 9:58 am on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        The Pattaya International Ladies Club used to have a quilting group but people come and go so they may not have that now. Anyway it’s a good group to join and connect with. http://www.pilc-pattaya.com/


        • miestaflet 7:17 pm on April 30, 2016 Permalink

          Yes, definitely will join them. Thanks!


        • Laura 4:45 am on September 20, 2016 Permalink

          Hello Jill- I hope this isn’t off topic, but my daughter (19) is teaching in Saraburi and will be coming into Bangkok this weekend to fabric shop for school costumes – specifically lightweight Scottish looking plaid tartan for the Christmas International plays. Any chance you could point us in the right direction. I’m stuck stateside giving yardage/metorage advice


    • Abhiranjan Sharma 9:17 pm on April 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      hi sir
      I requirement for latest printed garment and printed fabric cutting 2 mtr flower,digital,geometric design so you have provided you don’t very I will pay your satisfied Money

      Abhiranjan Sharma
      +91 9067002222
      as a same my whatsapp Number
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    • Mary 11:12 am on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, does anyone looking at this site happen to know the names of the two shops across the street from terminal 21 mall at asok BTS? There is a nice fabric shop on that corner, and a small but decently stocked notions shop around the corner.


    • Anonymous 2:04 pm on March 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      By chance do you know any place that sells tweed fabric


    • Chris Calkins 5:19 am on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Jill,
      I’m a longarm quilter in St George, UT. One of my customers asked if I would continue to quilt for her if she mailed her quilts. Needless to say, that would be crazy expensive for her.
      I googled, thinking there might be quilters in Thailand – and here I am!
      Do you know of anyone with a quilting business I could refer my friend/customer to? Anywhere in theFar East would be closer then me! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you!
      PS: Great site! Wish I had a trip to Thailand coming up. Maybe I could deduct it as a business expense. ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • Jill C. 11:24 am on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        There aren’t any machine quilting businesses in Thailand. That’s why we learned to machine quilt our own quilts here, out of necessity. If you’re interested in getting some hand quilting done, you can contact me through these comments. It would involve mailing your quilt to Rayong, Thailand, to Khun Tiew and Our Home quilters. Thanks!


        • Chris Calkins 10:52 pm on February 27, 2016 Permalink

          Thanks, Jill. I’ll pass this along to my friend as well as alert her to your site!


        • Hangminhhh 8:52 pm on November 9, 2018 Permalink

          Hi Jill,

          I am looking for some factories that can produce 2000-3000 quilts/day. We have already had designs and all the work that factories have to do is priting our designs into Quilts.
          Can you recommend me some factories that have large capacity and can offer us a competitive price?


    • wendylanghorne@gmail.com 3:17 pm on February 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, thanks for the updated information. I went looking on our last visit to Bangkok, and was amazed at what is available at what prices, and just didnโ€™t have room in my suitcase for any more. I found some wonderful bargains. I will be back later this year in September, and will be checking out some of these wonderful places. Quilting fabrics in Australia are so expensive, and these are a great find.

      Thanks again Wendy

      Sent from Windows Mail


    • pattayazeppetello 11:33 pm on February 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you

      Liked by 1 person

  • Jill C. 4:25 pm on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Chinatown Shopping Day 

    Chinatown has pink banners up saying “long live the King”. Click on the video to play.Thailand is OK for tourists once again after the floods in October/November. We went shopping along Sampeng Lane and walked to Pahurat. There is a good variety of quilt fabric, especially a lot of pretty Moda fabric. We shopped at China World mall and had lunch at the food court on the 3rd floor. It was a very nice day.

    • Jill C. 12:37 pm on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/thailand/2011/04/27/souvenir-shopping-in-central-bangkok/ Try the places mentioned here: 1)Amarin Plaza, 2)fourth floor of Siam Paragon, and 3)government-run handicraft complex Narai Phand.


    • Anne 9:26 am on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I will be in Bangkok in January and looking for mudmee fabric – new or old, cotton and/or silk. Can you recommend place(s) to buy quality traditional fabrics? Thank you, in advance.


    • Michiko 4:37 pm on October 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      hi! i’m in bangkok right now and would want to go to Sampeng lane. do i have to bring lots of cash or are credit cards accepted there? thanks! your articles are so helpful ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Jill C. 3:45 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Shopping for fabric and supplies in Bangkok 

    Sampeng Lane in Chinatown is the best place to buy 100% cotton fabric at good prices. If you buy 10 meters or more, you get the wholesale price. It can be 1 meter of 10 different fabrics. Minimum cut, 1 meter. No bargaining, because it’s not a tourist place, it’s a wholesale place. Prices range from 3 meters for 100 baht ($1 per yard) up to 250 baht per meter (about $8 per yard). You’ll find Fabric Center in addition to many other shops, see Sampeng Lane Map. Opening hours are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

    The following stores in Bangkok sell 100% cotton fabric. These are all branches of one company, and if you buy more than 2500 baht you get a 10% discount.

    Fabric from Sampeng Lane

    fabric from Fabric Center, Sampeng Lane

    Fabric House: ground floor Central City, Bang Na, Bangkok tel. 02-361-0570

    Fabric House: Central World 2nd floor near Isetan, tel. (662) 255-6152

    Fabric House: ground floor Seacon Square, Srinakarin Rd., Bangkok tel. 02-721-8709

    Fabric Fashion: 1st floor The Mall 3, Ramkamhaeng, Bangkok tel. 02-310-1020

    Fabric Center: 277 Sampeng Lane, tel. 02-222-2460

    Tang hua seng is a department store with two branches: one across the river in Thonburi and one on Khao San Road. They sell fabric, fat quarters, batting (white or black), thread, rotary cutters and blades, and craft supplies. I noticed ‘sa’ paper, burlap, terrycloth, and velcro in pink, red, green, black and white up to 4″ wide. Tang Hua Seng is on Nancy Chandler’s Map of Bangkok

    Rotary cutters, blades and cutting mats are available at JCC stationery store on Narathiwat Road in the Silom area (business district).
    And some small shops:

    PINN SHOP mostly crafts and some quilting accessories, 500 shops nationwide including PINN Counter in The Emporium’s Stationery Section and one in Siam Paragon’s Handicraft Section. They have fusible web.

    Pretty Quilt Shop in the Oasis shopping center, next to the entrance for the Nichada Thani neighborhood on Samakee Road in Nonthaburi

    • Pauline 1:06 am on December 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, thanks for the tips. Where can I get shops that have polyester and Nylon? I would like a supplier to make glfor me polyester and nylon bags using my own print. Please assist. Thanks


      • Jason 2:23 pm on September 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        you can contact me,let me chat on FB


    • Kawsar 3:25 pm on September 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We are a manufacturing company offering below category of products:
      1. Bamboo basketry, bamboo canes/sticks, nursery/garden products, gift packaging, homeware products.
      2. Jute products (Jute bags, twines, ribbons, fabrics)
      3. Denim products (bags, fabrics)
      4. Clay items (all kind of pottery)
      5. Various gift packaging item (Paper bags)
      6. All kinds of Gift item (as per demand we source right products for clients)
      7. All kinds of Gardening accessories (Bamboo & Jute Item)
      Please visit our website (http://c-ic.co/ and click on the tab catalogue) to view our latest updated product catalogue 2017.
      We would like to discuss the opportunity to supply our products.
      Thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing from you.
      Many thanks
      Kawsar Chowdhury
      Managing director
      General email: info@c-ic.co
      C&ic Ltd


    • Anonymous 7:45 am on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I am an avid quilter and owned my own Quilt and Fabric business in the US. I am wondering if there are any longarm quilters for hire here in Bangkok.
      Pat Harris


    • Caitlin Elder 7:11 pm on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Eek. I’m traveling to Bangkok for a medical appointment and I can’t wait to explore Sanpete lane. Thank you for posting such wonderful information.


    • Maja 12:27 am on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for all the information about buying fabrics.
      where could i buy printed jersey cotton in Bangkok (cotton, lycra). thank you, Maya


      • Jill C. 9:16 am on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        There is a market for cotton knits in Suksawat, Bangkok.


        • Mel Anderson 10:00 am on March 28, 2017 Permalink

          Hi Jill C.
          Hoping you can help me. I’m wanting to buy digital print chiffon or silk/chiffon. I’m heading to Thailand in a couple of weeks and hoping to purchase quantities for our kaftan business.
          Hope you can help.


        • Jill C. 10:45 am on March 28, 2017 Permalink

          There’s lots of chiffon at China World mall in Pahurat. I only saw polyester chiffon. There are hundreds of shops though. There are silk shops at The Old Siam mall nearby, but I only saw heavy silks there.


    • Lauren 9:30 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Where can I buy felt? I wanted to make Chirstmas stockings for my children but didn’t know where to get them but didn’t want to go all the way to CHina town just for that. I live in Minburi so if anyone knows a place close to MInburi, that would be good. Id prefer not to go down town if possible. If anyone knows of a shop at Bangna that would also be fine because I am planning to go there.


    • Rita Osei 10:08 am on August 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi I would like to know if you have any suggestions on how I may obtain battling material with thermal insulation and feather downs


    • Ash 2:36 pm on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Looking for tweed material for suits


    • John Melville 9:50 am on May 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply


      I have run out of linen quilting thread. Would you know where to buy this in Bangkok? Even better in Pattaya. I’d be very grateful for info. Thank you in advance. Sincerely
      J. Melville


    • Roxanne Palec 9:30 am on April 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      hi Jill, id like to ask if theres a shop in bangkok that sells sewing materials, like cutting mat/rotary mat? thank!


      • Jill C. 10:00 am on April 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        For the big mat 24″ x 36″ they have those at JCC Stationery, it’s in walking distance of the Chong Nonsi BTS. From the BTS take exit 4 walk down Narathiwat Rd and it is on your right before the end of the road – the road ends in a T with Surawong. They have rotary cutters and wholesale boxes of blades. Other than that there is Pinn Shop which is located in most malls. And there is Twee Shop Asoke 2/3 Sukhumvit 16 tel 02 229 4431 open Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sun 10:30 am – 7:00 pm. Also Tang Hua Seng department store at Khao San.


    • Mary 6:10 pm on December 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Where is this shop in dampens lane . I could not find


    • Roxy 12:02 pm on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      hi, id like to ask if they have a website where I can order online since I probably wont be able to visit their store in thailand. btw, im from Philippines. Thank you for the reply


    • Robert 1:02 pm on August 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, very good site for fabric shopping in BKK. I want buy Viscose/Polyester Mix or Rayon/Polyester Mix or Microfiber (like MicroModal AIR from viscose or Microfiber from polyester/polyamide). Someone know some fabric shop in Bangkok? Thanks in advance.


      • Anonymous 12:13 am on October 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        This is avery good and popular shop and they speak english too.



        • Jill C. 8:42 am on October 29, 2018 Permalink

          That is a good shop. My son bought cotton knit fabric for tee shirts there, and he was very happy with it.


    • Robert 8:50 am on August 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, this site looks very interesting. I am looking for viscose-polyester mix fabric or rayon-polyester mix or micro-fiber fabric like MicroModal AIR what is same micro fiber viscose or micro fiber from polyester/polyamide. I need this for pants and shirts. I never see before in Thailand. Is there some fabric shop in Bangkok? Thanks in advance.


    • Kandice 10:34 am on June 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, Any idea on how to contact the fabric businesses in Thailand via email at all?


      • Fernando 3:18 am on March 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Kandice,
        In Thailand mailing is not very common. Moreover, most of retailers can’t speak nor write in English.
        My advise is you to come over or ask someone in place to do the “shopping” for you.

        Also it is possible to search for an intermediate in town who knows how to deal with the retailers and get a better price.

        If you need some help on this, send me a mail: fernando@hips.asia


        • Tam 6:41 pm on October 7, 2018 Permalink

          Dear Fernando,
          My name is Tam, I want to find places in Thailand that sell the polyster wadding (mass market) inside the fabric on the first picture that has been attached below; and also the type of fabric in the second picture. However, I have tried to search most of the websites to find out mass markets but couldn’t see any that sell these types of product. Can u please help me to find any markets in Thailand that sell polyster wadding and the fabric on the sencond picture but in mass quantity? It would be great if you can help me
          Thank you for your kindness!


    • Anonymous 5:26 pm on June 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the information. I am a newbie in sewing and barely just got my machine running……. Any suggestion on threads? Lots lots of threads.


    • Anonymous 2:28 pm on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      im looking for flannel and cotton knit fabric in Bangkok. U know where can i get those material?.


    • Orianna 8:11 pm on April 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill. I think you are the best in describing fabrics shopping places. Thanks because when I went to Chinaworld fabric outlet I felt like I was in heaven. You are living in Bkk, right? Do you know somebody who loves patchwork and quilting in Pattaya? I’m living there. Bye bye.



    • Chris 5:27 pm on March 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, I am looking for silk dupion (or similar) to make a large wall hanging and a quilt. Can you advise me where I might find this fabric?


      • Jill C. 9:38 pm on March 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Try ‘The Old Siam’ Plaza in Chinatown. There are several silk shops there.


    • TSJ 9:13 pm on February 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply


      where in Bangkok can I buy the best fabrics for making children /women handkerchief?


      • Karan 10:32 am on June 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        We sell cotton muslin and cotton poplin wholesale. The muslin is perfect for handkerchiefs. We have 50 running colors in the muslin and 30 in poplin. Color catalogs are available.
        We are located in a long (650 Meters) winding soi near Tha Phra intersection, about 20 minutes across the river from Sampheng. Warehouse/Office in one place.
        check http://www.bsktextiles.net
        Call 02 472 4061-5.


        • Axworthy 8:08 am on January 4, 2017 Permalink

          Please advise phone number


    • Maureen Northenor 7:48 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great information!! Do you know if any of these shops have websites to order from. Thanks again for the great info!!


    • Jen 9:52 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, great site and wonderful resource for a newbie at fabric shopping in BKK. May I know if its safe to travel alone with a bb? Any good rest stops to suggests? Would traffic be a nightmare if I am going to leave around noon? Thanks in advance!


      • Jill C. 10:22 am on October 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Traffic is bad during morning and evening rush hour. Around 4:00 pm traffic in the city starts to get jammed. Noon should be good as to traffic. It is safe to travel alone with a baby. I suggest going to Chinaworld mall in Pahurat, used to be Central Wangburapa. It’s air conditioned, has a food court and restrooms, and it has all the fabric a quilter or crafter would ever need. You could easily spend a day there. The shops at Chinaworld moved from Sampeng Lane, so they are authentic wholesale fabric shops. Must see – Kimono house floor 1 near elevator for fabric. Nearby you can walk over to Sampeng Lane but it is difficult to maneuver with a baby – you could not take a stroller on the walking lane with people pushing and shoving and motorcycles going through. Have a nice shopping trip with bb!


    • Leandra Louder 5:21 pm on September 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I am currently living in Bangkok and I am looking for heavy fleece or polar fleece fabric. Have you seen any shop in the Bangkok area that sells it? I will probably be buying at least 2 bolts.


    • Anonymous 9:07 pm on September 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      thank you so much for setting up this site.


    • Sandra 11:48 pm on February 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you very much for the addresses. I am especially looking for oil cloth or laminated cotton. Do you have an idea where I can buy this in bangkok?


      • Anonymous 7:36 pm on August 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Sandra, did you find anywhere for oil cloth


    • Bindu 8:14 am on June 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Could anybody tell me, where can I buy matress, pillows n cuddle for massage n spa in BKK in a cheaper price? Thank u so much.


    • Anonymous 2:14 am on November 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, do you know if any of the fabric shops you listed have websites?

      Kind regards.



    • Anonymous 5:29 pm on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the information. I visited some of the shops mentioned here, and they actually had great selections of patterns. I am wondering if they can also actually make something out of their fabric as well, or only selling fabric. I am now trying to have bedding for my baby customized and I am looking for a tailor who can make them. Do you know any place who can do the work for me? I have an idea/picture of what I want. I need to get fabric and find a tailor to do it for me.

      Thanks you so much again for the information!

      Warm regards,

      Liked by 1 person

    • Helene Nordfjord 5:30 pm on March 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much for information about where to shop fabric. This has been my best shopping-day ever. I am in love with Bangkok! Next time I have to buy more fabric and buttons and….and use a post office to send it home. I have to put some of the fabric in my dear husband’s suitcase. He has been with me for hours to carry today.


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