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  • Jill C. 3:04 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    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. MOVED NO LONGER HERE
        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,
        Friday, February 16, 2018.
    • 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 on the corner of Yaowarat and Maha Chai Roads, diagonally across the street from Starbucks. 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.
    • s205007945 3:56 pm on August 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill – do you know if the shop which sells feathers – 67 Sampeng Lane – Kijrung shop has ostrich feathers – I need at least 250 in orange, pink and blue (closer to turquoise actually)? How do I find a contact number for this shop? If you can help I would so appreciate it!


    • 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


    • 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 ?


      • sam 4:34 pm on July 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        hi julia
        i am also looking for a manufacturer and was wondering how you got on


    • 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


    • 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!


      • 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…


    • 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?


  • Jill C. 10:50 am on December 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bon marche, gel pens, hand quilting, pilot pens, quilt batting, , , quilt shops,   

    Bon Marche Market – two quilt shops 

    Bon Marche is a very nice market with a food court, restaurants, and lots of shops with interesting products like clothing, jewelry, purses, and gourmet food. There are two quilt shops here worth visiting for accessories. One is Quilts Corner run by “A”. The shop has fabric from Japan and the U.S., lots of accessories and batting, and they teach hand quilting, machine quilting and patchwork, with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. With each class you get a kit with all the materials needed.

    Narada Crafts also has a classroom and a shop with lots of accessories. Both places have the new FriXion erasable gel Pilot pens in green and black. FriXion erasable gel pens are new and allow you to precisely mark fabric without smudging or fading. To erase the thermo sensitive ink, iron or toss into a dryer. One pen is 85 baht. I also got some curved needles for tying quilts with embroidery thread.

    Bon Marche market is open from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm every day, while the quilt shops are closed on Mondays.

  • 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.


  • Jill C. 2:46 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Quilt batting at Sri Song Swad shop in Chinatown, Bangkok 

    Sri Song Swad shop is a shop on Sampeng Lane which sells everything for babies and that includes quilt batting. The owner speaks English and he said that a wholesale roll of batting will fit in a taxi, so it is possible! He said it’s small enough but when you open it, it explodes and expands.  Haven’t tried it yet.  The only type of batting available in Thailand is polyester, so that’s what our quilt group uses for charity quilts.

  • Jill C. 9:56 am on January 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Maison Blanche 

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