Here’s a compilation of sewing resources for the towns and countries I have lived in… I guess it’s a bit of a random assortment, but hopefully it’ll be useful if you find yourself living in one of these places too!!
In my experience, Switzerland is not the easiest place to find beautiful fabrics and sewing supplies. To make matters worse, order more than 50CHF of goods from abroad and you are liable to be hit with a substantial tax. With all this in mind, whilst I was living in Switzerland, I was on a fairly constant lookout for shops in the Geneva area and Swiss suppliers who sell online. Read More
I don’t have a lot of experience fabric shopping in France, apart from Mondial Tissu (above) and the odd hour squeezed in to a Paris holiday (there are several great guides to Paris fabric shopping here, here and here)
However, there are lots of lovely French online resources out there. And if you are based in Switzerland my advice would be to befriend someone living over the border to receive your packages, to sidestep pesky import taxes. Read more
There are plenty of other bloggers who’ve done far more exhaustive listings of UK resources (see for example Tilly, Katie, Karen and Kathryn). BUT since I regularly get asked by friends where to go, here’s a little list just for you! Read more
Now we’re getting niche eh? Yep, in March 2015 I moved out to Rwanda for a year and shipped my sewing machine with me. Read more