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    Ready Steady Sew forum > Where to buy stuff

    Where do you like to buy from? Let us know your experiences, good or bad!

    September 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

    The sewing machine feet I bought from amazon are £9.39 for 15 feet, link is
    There are lots of choices if you search sewing machine feet. Invisible zip foot will also get you lots of choices around £5 to £6 .

    September 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

    Thanks Jacqui, I placed my order for the feet today. Regarding purchasing materials,, I have very little experience but John Lewis and Inches are easiest for me, however I would be interested to know the websites Alison mentioned to in her post

    September 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

    Physical shops that I like locally: Inches, Fabricland Bristol, the fabric place by the canal at Frampton. Also Painswick fabrics -great for bag materials. Abigails crafts in Stonehouse specialise in quilting fabrics. The Wool Stop in Thornbury has a growing fabric selection & a really good haberdashery section with things like tailor's chalk & sewing machine bulbs that can be hard to find elsewhere.
    Online shops - I'll have a check to see which I've used, and if Ali checks this, can you note your favourites? xx

    October 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

    Hi - I have used a lot of on line fabric suppliers - have a fab online selection especially of knit fabrics and Liberty print - the physical shop is lovely too if anyone is in the Birmingham area, have also used good selection of vintage patterns and material, and are a bit pricey but have some lovely luxury fabric, all the preceding have brilliant websites and good blogs for tips and hints especially for sewing newbies! have a wide selection of cheap fabric - I hesitated over this one - I got really good service - bought some Black Ponte Roma Knit which was good quality but it is a lot more commercial than the other sites mentioned, and I have seen some online comment that they are not always the best if there is a problem with your order - I didn't have a problem though! Finally By Hand London have a brilliant selection of patterns for beginners and great sew along tutorials as well. x

    October 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

    Just as an add on to the above - check out Katsfabrics on Ebay for Cheap Liberty Print pre cut lengths - You are welcome :)

    January 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

    Nice! Thanks Ali x

    January 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

    Thanks Alison, looks like some nice bargains. x

    January 21, 2015 | Unregistered Commentershirley

    Hi - if anyone is interested or thinking about buying a tailors dummy/dress form - they are selling adjusta form Lady Valet on sewing for 130.00 including delivery - the same model in John lewis is 199.00!

    February 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

    Hi - if anyone saw last nights Sewing Bee - I have the walk through dress pattern in my stash - if anyone wants a lend!! x

    February 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison