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  • Jill C. 9:43 am on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , clothes, , lightweight, sewing,   

    Jim Thompson Outlet for Silk in Bangkok 

    The Jim Thompson Outlet on Sukhumvit Soi 93 is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. They have a range of silk from heavy upholstery fabric, to lighter weight for clothing. The lighweight silk is called 1 ply. It is washable and great for sewing up quilts or clothing. Silks are on floors 1 and 3. Enjoy lunch at the cafe while you’re there. However they don’t have chiffon or anything light like that. The lightest I saw was a shimmery white silk in a couple of different weaves that would be good for blouses or dressy clothing.


    • Samyakk Clothing 6:43 pm on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, We are Samyakk.com and online company. We sell wedding designer clothing for brides, grooms, bridesmaid, groomsman. we want to promote out products in your website please let us know the way to do it.


    • Kerin McMahon 5:31 pm on November 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,

      I am a quilter living in Thailand and am wondering if you have seen many of the batik fabrics in Bangkok. I didn’t see any in Chiang Mai and I am now living in Krabi and wish to make a quilt using about 10 different batik fabrics..

      Thanks kindly

      Kerin McMahon


      • Jill C. 7:58 am on November 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        We were always on the lookout for batiks when I was in quilt group. Never could find any real ones. We only found quilt fabric with batik prints at Kimono House (like Robert Kaufman), and then we ended up using sarong fabric sometimes.


    • Tam 7:29 pm on October 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill,
      My name is Tam and I just get to know you through a website (Quilt batting at Sri Song Swad shop in Chinatown, Bangkok) where I found your post. Ideally, 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!


    • Nava 4:36 pm on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill, Can you guide me where I can buy Artificial Flower petals in China Town or anywhere in Thailand. Im planing to travel early August and want to buy in wholesale. Please do let me know


    • tinytinker1 6:34 pm on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi jill , i am in bangkok and looking for upholstery fabric for sofas and chairs like the one they have at index or koncept furniture.Can you Pls guide me


      • Jill C. 8:14 pm on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Sampeng Lane and Pahurat. Not sure exactly which shops. You’ll have to walk around and look.


    • Pearlyn 11:50 am on April 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill

      Back in 2016, with the help of your post, I went to china world, visited the store that you raved about, on level 2, which was kind of hard to find but i managed to find it and bought a lot of fabrics

      Now, im visiting bangkok again and planned to go to china world on next monday, but i forgot the name of the store. May I know if you remember the name of the store? Was it kimono house? Is the store still there?

      Besides belleboo, do you recommend any other shop for cute 100% cotton prints?

      I will also be going to Jim Thompson Outlet on Sukhumvit Soi 93 for thick silk as well.



      • Jill C. 5:25 pm on April 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Yes the name is Kimono House and it moved. It’s nearby in walking distance from China World, and it’s on google maps. It’s a separate shop near Starbucks. The address is: Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200. I don’t really have a new or favorite shop. Haven’t been shopping for a while. Will have to get back there again soon. Have a good trip and good luck shopping!


        • Anonymous 7:25 pm on May 7, 2018 Permalink

          Just an update. I found kimono house opp Starbucks. I found a lot of nice cotton prints at chesun on level 2.

          I also had a very hard time tryin to locate sampeng lane and due to time constraints & fatigue, I purchased a lot of fabrics from belleboo and left, without going to #150, #159 and #277. What a pity!

          I will go to those shops in my next trip


      • sanjay 11:26 am on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        hello jill, ia msupplying tools for jewellary industry in india.looking for someone who can supply our tools in bangkok.please check our website http://www.sukharamexport.com
        i hope you can give us an idea.thanks.
        our number on watsup is 91-9825290090
        sanjay sukharamwala


    • Natalia 9:31 am on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hello im looking for stud hook and more accessories for bag can you help me


    • Natalia 5:19 pm on April 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Jill I’m in Bangkok I’m looking for rayon i found very little in Chinatown where I can find more


    • Lea 10:31 am on March 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill!! I just stumbled upon your website and since I‘m going to Bangkok, this is very helpful. In Chiang Mai I found some aweseome quilt fabrics, and I think I‘ll have to buy more just before my flight back home. I wish I could upload a picture, so you could see which ones I mean. They are cotton and have these amazing borders and have lots of gold on them. The other ones I really liked were the indonesian batik fabrics. Do you have anything inmind, where I could get those?


      • Jill C. 11:03 am on March 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Those are sarong fabrics. They are sold at local markets. If you can get to Sampeng Lane in Chinatown, the walking lane shops go by number and there’s a shop number 96 “Vibul Kit” and another shop near that. There are a lot of shops selling sarongs in various markets, maybe you can show the concierge at your hotel desk. If you can bring one along when you shop, that would explain to people what you’re looking for. Good luck. We use those in quilting all the time! Also good for tablecloths, sewing two together along the longer sides. Some shops even sell this fabric on a bolt.


        • Lea 1:57 pm on March 21, 2018 Permalink

          Thank you so much!!!


    • Fabienne 12:45 pm on March 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill. Where can i find good Lycra fabric and bright colors stretch fabric in Bangkok? I need to make leotard and dance costume for the end of te Year show. (70’s theme)


    • Kyla 5:40 am on March 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      I’m sorry if you have answered this question above, as I tried to search through and find my answer but couldn’t. We are making sarongs and love the “sapun” fabric that is in Pahurat. Do you know where we could take the fabric to have the ends sewn and wholesale quantities?
      Thanks so much!


      • Kimmi 11:05 am on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hi there, Did you find a good place to get the ends sewn in large quantities (300 units) in Sampeng Lane. I’m also looking for the same


    • Ann 9:35 pm on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Does the outlet have any silk threads or silk yarns?


    • Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day! 12:45 pm on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      What a find! I wish I was near Bangkok! 🙂


  • Jill C. 1:09 pm on January 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , curtains, cushions, , Ikea, sewing,   

    Ikea in Bangkok 

    Ikea has a fabric center on the ground floor. You purchase Ikea fabric, and they custom make curtains – plain, with pleats, grommets, or tab top. They can make cushion covers up to 50 X 50 cm, seat cushions up to 60 X 60 cm with 15 cm thickness, bed runners, removable dining chair covers, removeable armchair covers, and 2-seat removable sofa covers. They recommend having curtains made at twice the width of your window, for example 2 m wide curtain to cover 1 m of the width of your window. The fabric is 150 cm wide. IKEA Megabangna is open daily 10am – 10pm  Ikea sewing services


    They have some cotton and some polyester fabrics. All will look great for decorating!


    Hard to choose! I love them all.


    Ikea has beautiful ready made curtains. Each panel is 145 cm wide, which covers 1 m of window width. Ikea will sew panels together to equal the width of your windows. This is one 145 cm panel shown here, they come 2 in a package.

    • Karen Rowlands 11:39 am on January 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, I am looking to buy an Janome even foot accessory (200339007) for a Janome 4120 QDC and an embroidery free hand foot kit ( 200100007), do you know where I can get these in Thailand please (I am in Phuket).


      • Jill C. 5:57 pm on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hi! Janome has this walking foot or computerized machines http://www.janomeshoponline.com/product/384. For mechanical machines, http://www.janomeshoponline.com/product/383.


      • Nishrin 3:15 pm on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Jill.. I read through all your blogs it’s a delight for ppl like us who are on the look out for great and right buys in Thailand specifically Bangkok.. I was reading through one of your posts and found the name of this factory called Tokai that manufactures high quality cotton poplin.. Is it possible that I can get in touch with them through an agent but I’d like someone who can offer a very wide variety as I already know someone but they don’t have as many options in terms of prints.. My main focus is on polka dots, stripes and all kinds of floral prints big and small! Thanks I hope to hear from u soon enough! Love xoxo


        • Jill C. 6:01 pm on January 21, 2018 Permalink

          Factories won’t supply a variety. They do large runs of one pattern. So your best bet is Fabric House https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabric-HouseCentral-World/350995504972980 they give a 20% discount for large orders. See the facebook page for photos by other people – Fabic House doesn’t actually have a website.
          Fabric Center: 277 Sampeng Lane, tel. 02-222-2460.
          Fabric House: ground floor Central City, Bang Na, Bangkok tel. 02-361-0570
          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
          At Sampeng you’ll find Belleboo fabric at various shops such as #258 Sampeng, and a few others such as #261 SM Fabric (not sure if it’s still there). If you walk around you’ll see shops with polka dots and prints, that will be Belleboo! http://www.belleboofabric.com/ Good luck!


    • Cottingham Michelle 9:39 am on September 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi looking for a clothing label maker please email for info .


      • Anonymous 6:59 pm on January 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I am also looking for this x


    • Lisa Middleton 12:57 pm on August 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Does anyone know of someone that hand or machine quilts in Bangkok?


      • Anonymous 6:55 pm on January 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Following with interest as also looking x


    • Steph 4:07 pm on April 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill. I am looking for interfacing and fusible adhesive. Do you know where I can find them? Preferably in the Bangna area?


    • Ronald T. Van Biene 1:44 pm on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, check out: www,changanan.com


    • Tricia Fastje 11:56 pm on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Can I get the contact information to send my piece for hand quilting? I am in Pattaya and can drop it off anywhere that is within 2 hours. Thanks


      • Jill C. 4:42 pm on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I’m sorry but Khun Tiew is no longer able to accept quilting jobs. She is winding the business down. I don’t know of any other business like hers in Thailand. Sorry about that.


    • Susan 5:34 pm on March 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill
      I would love to find a quilter in Bangkok or Thailand who could help turn my son’s t-shirts into a memory quilt as he leaves school and moves to university in our home country. Do you know of anyone who could do this sort of commission?
      Thanks for your help,


    • Anonymous 9:33 am on March 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hello! Four anybody know fabric at wholesale prices in north Thailand? Near udon Thani?many many thanks for recommendation! I need cotton for patchwork, toys sewing


    • Karen 10:28 am on March 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, Jill
      I am a quilter living in Chiang Mai. I get a lot of emails from fellow quilters with questions that maybe you can help me with.

      The most frequent questions are:
      1. Is there currently a quilting group in Bangkok that meets regularly?
      2. Is there any machine quilting service for those who like to piece but don’t necessarily like to quilt?

      I also know that you have been a big supporter of Khun Tiew at Our Home. Is she still running it? I haven’t been able to find anything current on the internet.

      thanks for your help with this.


      • Jill C. 10:58 am on March 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        A few quilters are starting up a quilt group in downtown Bangkok. You can email them at BangkokQuilters@gmail.com. There is no machine quilting service. Khun Tiew is still doing hand quilting in Rayong but only has one quilter staying with her whereas there used to be about 10 quilters living there in a dorm, so she’s booked solid for quilting. She is focussing on other businesses, travel and her grandchildren.


        • Karen 1:01 pm on March 5, 2017 Permalink

          Thanks, Jill.
          I’ll pass along the information.


        • seashoreth 7:45 am on March 31, 2017 Permalink

          Hi Jill, We also now have a Facebook Group (just started this week) under the name of Bangkok Quilters. It is open to all who are interested.



    • niki 4:22 pm on February 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wow Jill this is a wonderful page. I just landed this morning and feel overwhelmed . I wonder if you could guide me to a place where I can find nice quality side boning for swimwear.


    • liron 3:33 pm on February 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      hi jill im looking for orchid feathers in bangkok.
      i want to buy 200 pices for decor centerpice in my friend wedding.
      do u know where i can find them and what r the prices?
      thanks a lot


    • Dianne Kelly 3:47 am on January 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I will be back in Bangkok on 17/18 January and near sampeng lane . Is wadding available there or pahurat? Di


    • Cheryl 5:51 pm on January 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      Do you know of any shops in Bangkok that carry a good range of fleece?


    • Ugi 4:34 pm on January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill, thank you for your wonderful site! I have three questions: 1. Where can I find cotton batting in BKK? 2. Is there any place I can buy wholesale bedding sheet fabric (wide)? 3. Where can I find Janome sewing machine supplies? I am trying to buy a free motion quilting foot, asked in several of the big malls/ store, but none has any and they can’t tell me where.


      • Jill C. 5:33 pm on January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        As far as I know, there is no cotton batting in Thailand. We always brought our own from the US, or bought it from quilt shops in Singapore.

        Not really sure about bedsheets. Possibly Chuan Hua #150 Sampeng lane, the 3 for 100 shop. 3 meters for 100 baht. I only thought of it because they also sell bedsheets. The lady sitting at the desk in the back speaks English.

        Here is the official Janome/Elna website. They call it Sewing Lovers Club, and they sell free motion feet. Out of the 21 shown on the page, the 1st and the 8th are free motion. There is a phone # on their about page. You can order online if someone can help you with the Thai. Or print out the page and bring it to the Janome dept at Central or wherever, so they understand http://www.sewingloversclub.com/category/6/


        • Ugi 8:09 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink

          Dear Jill, thank you so much, this is so helpful


        • Ugi 8:12 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink

          By the way, I found cotton batting from Hong Garment Accessories in the Sampeng lane.


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