Prague Fabric Shops

Goodbye London … Hello Prague.
I’ve been living in Prague now for almost 2 weeks. The time has flown by! I’ve spend my time  exploring the city and trying to get to know the place from the perspective of someone who lives here, rather than a tourist visiting.

Our furniture and boxes are still in storage, and wont arrive for another 2 weeks.  It’s strange to be without some many loved items.  I’m missing my sewing machine and sewing paraphernalia, especially as I have free time when I could be doing lots of sewing! So if I can’t sew, I should start investigating where I can buy fabric and other sewing items.

Step one – English to Czech translation of fabric, sewing machine, haberdashery, textiles
Step two – Research and translate websites from Czech to English
Step three – handful of metro tickets, iPhone with Google Maps and comfy shoes for a day of walking around the city.

TIP: I love taking photos with my iPhone as the photo stores GPS location, so I can always find my way back to the shop!
Here are some of the shops I found so far.

Textil Forum - Uruguayská 416/11  120 00 Prague 2-Vinohrady

Textil Forum – Uruguayská 416/11 120 00 Prague 2-Vinohrady – http://www.textilforum.cz/

These next 2 are opposite sides of the road on Moravska.

Latky Galanterie - corner of Budescka and Moravska - Vinohrady. Prague 2

Latky Galanterie – corner of Budescka and Moravska – Vinohrady. Prague 2

 Látky Červený a spol - Budečská 1026/14 120 00 Prague 2-Vinohrady

Látky Červený a spol – Budečská 1026/14 120 00 Prague 2-Vinohrady. http://www.latky-cerveny.cz/

 

inside Látky Červený a spol

inside Látky Červený a spol

Šicí Centrum Haišman -  Na Poříčí 1758/14 New Town, 110 00 Prague

Šicí Centrum Haišman –
Na Poříčí 1758/14
New Town, 110 00 Prague
sicicentrum.cz‎

Bytovy Textil inside Kotva Dept Store - Náměstí Republiky

Bytovy Textil inside Kotva Dept Store – Náměstí Republiky

I’m looking to purchase an Overlocker but I’m having great difficulty finding a dealer in Prague. Any suggestions?

Do you know of a fabric shop I haven’t found … please let me know.

Check out my online shop for handmade clothing and gifts Made By Nomes Etsy

Thanks, Nomes. x

 

***Amendment: ***

Here are a list of a few more fabric and craft shops. Thanks to everyone who got in touch. :)

About Nomes

I like to sew, cook. I use a vintage Singer Sewing machine to make the clothes and crafts shown on this website. Be sure to check out my Etsy online shop where you can purchase some of my items www.madebynomes.esty.com and my Facebook page www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes
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4 Responses to Prague Fabric Shops

  1. Nomes says:

    @Beata – Thank you so much for the information about other fabric shops I can find in Prague. I love the Czech traditional fabric and the fascinating way to create patterns. Thanks for the link. And I will definitely check out the Overlocker shop. Thank you so much. x Nomes

  2. Beata says:

    And since you like African prints… you simply must check out this traditional Czech fabric! It is called “modrotisk”, which translates as “blueprint”, and uses blue dye and wooden blocks with dye-resistant substance to print simple patterns. I do not think you can get more Czech, fabric-wise. http://www.modrotisk-danzinger.cz/

  3. Beata says:

    More shops to add to your list! (Do not blame it on me if this affects your cash flow. It sure affected mine… :))

    Fabric: “Latky Mraz” – one shop is in Letna (Haskova 10), which includes a section with discounted remainders, the other near Namesti Miru (Sazavska 34). When I started buying and importing fabric from the US, Latky Mraz was the shop that picked up the demand for well-known cotton fabric producers (Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, Clothworks, etc.). Their website http://www.latky.cz/ and eshop http://www.dumlatek.cz/.

    Sewing notions (and fabric): Stoklasa in Holesovice: http://www.stoklasa.cz/prodejna-praha-holesovice-x3330

    Happy sewing! :)

  4. Beata says:

    Overlocker suggestion: I got a Janome and am super happy with it. Mine was second-hand, but this seems like a good place to shop: http://www.raj-siti.cz/sici-stroje-janome/cz/c-924/?gclid=COWP9NyShbgCFQYd3godpkgAMw It is quite popular here, too, so I do not envision any problems getting service or spare parts.

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