Fabric shops in Christchurch

Looking for fabric shops in Christchurch? Wanting to know where to find fabric in Christchurch?

Whether you’re a Christchurch local or planning on visiting Christchurch, you might like to check out all the fabric stores that the city has to offer!

Here, I’ve rounded up places in the Christchurch area that you can shop for garment-making fabrics! Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments!

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Fabric Store

Shop 46, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston

The Fabric Store has shops across NZ and Australia, but often you’ll find fabrics that 1 shop has that’s just at that store, so it’s well worth popping in, even if you have one closer-to-home! The remnant section is always full, and there’s always something on sale!

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

If you’re heading to the Tannery

Check out Bolt of Cloth (Marimekko & quilting cottons), Fabric House (mostly upholstery fabrics), and the Wools Yarn and Fibre (which is out the front of the local weavers and spinners guild).

Harald’s Warehouse

47 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

If you need a specific shade of ribbing (mostly poly), fire-proof high-vis fabric, cotton/poly shirtings, lining materials and wool/poly suiting, then Harald’s Fabric is probably for you! They also have upholstery and waterproof fabrics.

Vintage Wonderland

179 Ferry Road, Phillipstown

A vintage store with a great selection of vintage fabrics, threads, trims, buttons and much more!

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Fabric Vision

39 Main North Road, Papanui

Has a variety of garment fabrics, and a selection of quilting and upholstery fabrics too. The $3, $6 and $8 special tables never leave at Fabric Vision, though they annoyingly seem to remove the labels which tell you what the fabric is before they make it to the sale tables.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Tom’s Emporium

41 Riccarton Road, Riccarton

I lived in Christchurch for 3 years before I managed to make it here, and what I found was oodles of fabric at bargain prices (much of it still labelled from the wholesaler so you knew exactly what it was). Plenty of garment fabrics and notions, and all the brightly coloured fur or poly velvet you would ever need! Also, a large selection of quilting cottons.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Sherazad Silks

10/105 Bamford Street, Woolston

Not somewhere I’ve shopped in-person, but the website seems to suggest that they do allow it. A lovely range of silks, and perfect if you’re planning an outfit for an event.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Bernina Christchurch Sewing Centre

580 Colombo Street, Christchurch

In addition to A Lot of quilting supplies and fancy sewing machines, this store has a small selection of garment fabrics.

Big Box Stores

Of course, Christchurch also has Spotlight and Lincraft stores, if that’s what you’re after!

Second-hand & Vintage Stores

Sometimes I’ve found some great fabrics at second-hand stores! Pop ‘second hand shop’ into google maps and see what’s nearby!

2021 Calendars for large-scale organising!

I’ve been looking for the perfect year-at-a-glance wall planner, when it struck me that I can now print my own!

I searched for ‘printable wall calendar A2’ on Etsy, knowing that I could scale it up to the size of an entire A0 sheet.

Below, I’ve rounded up some options in price order. Black & white A0 printing with a comparable amount of lines to a sewing pattern will be $6 per page.

This calendar is $2.60 on Etsy
$3.32NZD on Etsy
$5.49 on Etsy
$9.98 on Etsy
$14.97 on Etsy

$10.37 on Etsy

Other printing ideas

In addition to calendars, my A0 printer can easily print black&white line drawing art for the same price as printing a sewing pattern!

$4.97 on Etsy
$14.97 on Etsy
$13.31 on Etsy
$14.12 on Etsy

If you’d like to print colour, or something with bolder lines or more ink, get in touch to ask for a quote first as my printer might not be the best choice for your print job!

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to Chchsews@gmail.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

Sewing meetup 10th January

Christchurch sewing meetup 10th January

If you want to collect printing on the 10th of January, please email your files to chchsews@gmail.com before 5pm on the 9th of January

A0 files are $6 per page (discounts available when printing 20+ A0 pages), and we can print A4 instructions or patterns too.

Sewists Meetup

Join me at ChCh sews HQ for the first sewing meetup of 2021


Sunday 10th January at 2pm


Unit 2, 258 Lichfield Street in Christchurch Central


I’ll provide snacks and there’ll be tea, coffee and some cold drinks available. Feel free to BYO!