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Where To Find Sewing Supplies In Singapore?

A few days back, I went restocking for materials to make more bags! I thought it would be interesting for me to feature some places around Singapore where I source for sewing and craft materials. This post will be the first of many more to come!

The photos you will see are not in the best quality. I only had my iPhone with me when I was there.

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Textile Centre

This building in the photo certainly does not look very appealing to me to go in for a shopping spree… but wait! This is a place where I can stay for hours. This is Textile Centre located at Jalan Sultan. Click on the link if you are interested to find out how to get there.

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Textile Centre

Textile Centre can be a one stop shop for you to purchase all the sewing gadgets you need to get started (Except sewing machine). As for fabrics, there are a few shops in the building that have them, but a better place to shop for fabrics is Arab Street. It is about 5mins walk from Textile Centre. I would usually take a train to Bugis Station, head down to Arab Street before my way to Textile Centre. I will be blogging more about Arab Street in future.

Back to Textile Centre, the shops selling sewing accessories and tools are on Level 1. Not many shops though, but enough for you to get what you need. They have a wide range of beads, crystals, rhinestones, ribbons, trimmings, sewing tools, bag making tools, buttons, peacock feathers, hairclips…. Oh! so many little things that I cannot finish listing!

Snapshots of the shops to share with you…

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Buttons at Textile Centre

Colourful buttons.. Metal buttons.. Mini buttons.. Wooden buttons.. and much more!

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Cords at Textile Centre

Variety of cords!

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Ribbons & Trimmings at Textile Centre

Ribbons and trimmings!

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More Ribbons & Trimmings at Textile Centre

Whatever colours you would like to have. Choose yourself!

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Sewing Gadgets & Accessories at Textile Centre

Sewing gadgets and accessories you need to start off your sewing hobby!

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Beads & Crystals at Textile Centre

Beads and crystals!

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More Ribbons & Trimmings at Textile Centre

More ribbons and trimmings!

Sling Pouch For Kids

Many friends asked where did my sewing skills come from and why I like to sew. Things are easily affordable and accessible in Singapore. In a way, it is not necessary to sew things for ourselves. Well.. I would attribute my love for handmaking to the people with me in my growing up days.

When I was a little girl, my mama used to bring me to my grandma’s home and at times I would stay over. My grandma had a sewing corner at the back of her home with her vintage Singer sewing machine and her stash of fabrics around the room. Grandma loves to quilt and give them away to friends and family. Recently, she made one small quilt for Jeanne too. Julian loves it and is using it as Jeanne shares quilt with me and hubby. Next is my mama, she always have clever ways on making things work with rags and scraps she can find at home. Raffia strings and masking tapes are her best friends. There was also a period of time when one of my uncle and his wife stayed at our home. His wife was a shoe maker and works from home. I used to enjoy sitting with her watching her cutting leather pieces and adding accessories to them. Oh I miss that!

School days, I joined the Art class and that was the subject I enjoyed most! I was into making cards during those days. I still have my collection with me. It was after Julian’s birth that a close friend introduced me to a world of craft bloggers out there. I begun to surf and was truly inspired by the tons of pretty things that were handmade by them. I told my husband I wanted to learn sewing and he bought me a sewing machine as a gift. I signed myself up for a dressmaking course and from there I got to use my sewing machine more often. Slowly I started to google for tutorials and worked on them and learn the techniques as I go. I am still surfing for tutorials and will share them with you.

I made this sling pouch for kids to post as the first project on the blog. Gonna make one with a more boy looking fabric for Julian! He can use it to store the seeds and flowers he collect from the field!

For this pouch, I used the Flexi [Fabric] Stash Coin Purse Tutorial by Lisa from U Handblog. Lisa specializes in bag making and is an author to The Bag Making Bible. I had not read her book but looks like it would be a great one looking at all the quality of tutorials she had provided on her blog. Go check out her blog if you want to learn bag making!

Sling Pouch For Kids

Sling Pouch For Kids