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5 Best Fabric Shops In Glasgow

5 Best Fabric Shops in Glasgow

How We Picked

Products and Services

Each shop’s selection of fabrics and services were rated along with the quality of the fabrics they carry.


Next, each shop’s years of experience and track record were also assessed to help you gauge their qualifications.

Value for Money

Their prices were also assessed, along with any service inclusions, to let you know which ones can fit your fabric shopping budget.


Each fabric shop’s speed in terms of their responsiveness to customers and the promptness of their services were looked at as well.

    1. Mandors Fabric Store

    Mandors Fabric Store's Homepage

    Products: Craft Cotton Fabrics, Curtain Lining, Licensed Fabrics, Hand Knitted Baby Items, ‘Tilly and the Buttons’ Patterns, Curtain Nets, Haberdashery

    Services: Curtain Making Service, Online Shopping, Delivery


    Address: Fleming House, 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST, United Kingdom

    Contact Details:  +44 141 332 4221

    Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 AM–5 PM

    Google reviews score4.6/5
    Yelp reviews score4/5
    Score consistency4.9/5
    Total Reviews4.5/5
    Products and Services4.6/5
    >Quality of Fabrics5/5
    >Selection of Fabrics5/5
    >Range of Services4/5
    >Years of Experience5/5
    >Track Record5/5
    Value for Money4/5


    • Family-run store which opened in 1977 
    • 2022’s Best Regional Independent Store in Scotland
    • Offers free samples
    • Newsletter contains promotions and discount codes
    • Has high-quality designer fabrics
    • Provides a curtain-making service


    • Longer delivery lead times
    • Comparatively pricier fabrics

    Mandors Fabric Store is a family-run store which opened in 1977, hence their catchy slogan ‘Fabric Heaven since ‘77.’ Their almost-50 years of experience made them one of the go-to fabric shops in Glasgow.

    In fact, they just won 2022’s British Sewing Awards as the Best Regional Independent Store in Scotland. This distinction shows how committed they are to their work.

    We like how they offer 10 free fabric samples, while others require payment for samples. However, if you require more than 10, there will be a charge of £2.50 per 5 samples – which isn’t bad at all.

    We also appreciate their newsletter that always contains promotions and discount codes. All you need to do is sign up online, and you’re good to go.

    For those who prefer high-quality designer fabrics, we think this shop would be worth a visit. They carry fabric collections by ILiv, Voyage, Prestigious, Clarke and Clarke, Harlequin, Designers Guild, and Sanderson, just to name a few.

    In addition, those who are buying fabrics for curtains can actually have them made in the shop as well. They provide a curtain-making service, which is highly-convenient for some.

    Unfortunately, they have higher delivery lead times than other shops. For instance, orders are processed within 1- 4 business days, and there is an additional 3-4 days for delivery.

    Also, since most of their fabrics are branded and of high-quality, they tend to be priced at higher price points compared to the fabrics in other shops.

    2. Fabric Bazaar

    Fabric Bazaar's Homepage

    Products: Haberdashery, Fabrics, Sippers, Threads, Curtain Accessories

    Services: Online Shopping, Delivery


    Address: 171-177 London Road, Glasgow G1 5BX, United Kingdom

    Contact Details:  +44 141 552 5085

    Operating Hours:

    • Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
    • Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM
    • Sunday: 11 AM–5 PM
    Google reviews score4.8/5
    Facebook reviews score4.8/5
    Score consistency5/5
    Total Reviews4.86/5
    Products and Services4/5
    >Quality of Fabrics5/5
    >Selection of Fabrics3/5
    >Selection of Services4/5
    >Years of Experience4/5
    >Track Record4/5
    Value for Money5/5


    • Open all week
    • More affordable fabrics
    • Wide selection of zippers
    • Shorter turnaround times for fabric delivery
    • Offers various online promos and discounts


    • Comparatively limited types of fabrics
    • Does not carry fabric from designer labels
    • Reports of rude sales staff

    We think Fabric Bazaar is another top Glasgow-based fabric shop. What sets them apart is that they are open all week, unlike other shops.

    Also, their fabrics are priced at lower price points compared to the fabrics in other shops which have the same quality, except for the branded ones. For instance, their plain 100% cotton fabric is priced at only £1.99 per metre.

    Those who will be making their own outfits from scratch would find their wide selection of zippers quite helpful. Compared to other shops, they have a wider selection of this item. 

    In terms of delivery, they seem to have faster lead times as well. Your order can be processed on the same day and can arrive 3-4 working days after dispatch.

    For those looking to save money, they also offer various online promos and discounts. Simply go on their website and check which offers would be suitable to your needs and your wallet.

    Comparatively, in terms of fabric types, they have a more limited range. For instance, they do not sell chiffon, denim, or jersey fabrics, while other shops do.

    Also, they do not carry fabric from designer labels or collections, unlike other shops.

    We also heard reports of rude sales staff from customers who were asking about the differences in their online and in-shop pricing. Instead of explaining these differences in a patient manner, they were told rudely to order online instead.

    3.  Cotton Print Factory Shop

    Cotton Print Factory Shop's Homepage

    Products: Haberdashery, Vinyl and Table Covering, Cushions, Tie-Backs, Trims, Designer Fabrics, Curtain Fabric, Craft Items

    Services: Online Fabric Calculator


    Address: 58 Admiral St, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1HU, United Kingdom

    Contact Details:  +44 141 420 1855

    Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 AM–4:30 PM

    Google reviews score4.6/5
    Facebook reviews score4.8/5
    Score consistency4.9/5
    Total Reviews4.76/5
    Products and Services4/5
    >Quality of Fabrics5/5
    >Selection of Fabrics4/5
    >Selection of Services3/5
    >Years of Experience5/5
    >Track Record4/5
    Value for Money3.5/5


    • Glasgow store opened in 1989
    • Offers free parking
    • Has seasonal sales 
    • Carries designer collection fabrics
    • Has an Online Fabric Calculator


    • Cannot order fabrics online
    • Pricier compared to other shops
    • Some staff members reported to be rude

    Cotton Print Factory Shop is a fabric store that opened in 1989. Its tenure in the industry has made them one of the top fabric experts in Glasgow.

    Unlike other shops, their shop offers free parking, which would be very convenient for car owners and those buying in bulk who have their own van or truck.

    They also offer various seasonal promos and sales for those on a tight budget. Do check their website for said promos, which can score you savings from 20% up.

    Those who prefer designer collection fabrics would be at-home in this shop. They sell Clark & Clark Collections, Orla Keily fabrics, and authentic furs as well.

    You can also use their Online Fabric Calculator if you want to check how much you’d be spending for your chosen fabrics. This will help you in planning and budgeting your expenses.

    The downside is that unlike other shops, you cannot order fabrics online, which can be inconvenient for some. You can only browse through their featured fabrics online and then visit their store for the purchase.

    Also, due to their designer items, this shop tends to be pricier compared to other shops. For instance, fabrics from the latest Clark & Clark Collections start from £8.95 to £50 per metre. 

    Lastly, some of their customers experienced rude interactions with their staff. They told us they seemed disinterested in assisting them, and weren’t friendly or accommodating at all.

    4.  Gold Thimble

    Gold Thimble's Homepage

    Products: Fabrics, Fleece, Viscose, Wool, Haberdashery, Knitting and Crochet Yarns

    Services: Alterations, Curtain Making Services


    Address: 70 Coustonholm Rd, Shawlands, Glasgow G43 1TZ, United Kingdom

    Contact Details:  +44 7710 683304

    Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 11 AM–5 PM

    Google reviews score4.3/5
    Yelp reviews score4/5
    Score consistency5/5
    Total Reviews4.43/5
    Products and Services4.6/5
    >Quality of Fabrics5/5
    >Selection of Fabrics4/5
    >Selection of Services5/5
    >Years of Experience4.5/5
    >Track Record5/5
    Value for Money3.5/5


    • Shop was founded in 2010
    • Has a bright, charming shop
    • Offers alterations and curtain making services
    • Has luxurious fabrics
    • Comparatively cheaper prices


    • Limited variety of fabrics
    • No delivery services
    • Pricey fabric alterations

    Gold Thimble was founded in 2010. Having more than 10 years of experience under their belt has made them quite adept in providing Glasgow with their fabric needs.

    We actually love their bright, charming shop. Even though it was small, it was quite well-lit; and it had a certain kitschy charm that other shops do not have.

    Those who need alteration and curtain-making services would also be happy with this shop, as they provide both. If you bought or made something that doesn’t quite fit, they’d be happy to alter it for you.

    They also sell luxurious fabrics that other shops might not have, which are great for making special dresses or gowns. Some of these fabrics are velvet, fleece, and stretch dance fabric.

    What’s great is that they sell most of their fabrics at a lower price point compared to other shops. For instance, they sell ice velvet at only £10/metre, while other shops that have the same quality sell this exact same fabric at £14/metre and up.

    Unfortunately, due to the small size of the shop, they do have a more limited selection of fabrics compared to other bigger shops.

    They also do not have delivery services as well, which can be inconvenient for those planning to buy in bulk. They’d need to bring their own car.

    Some also mentioned that their alteration services seem to be quite pricey. For instance, a customer had their dress hemmed roughly 1 inch and were charged £95, which we agree was a bit on the high end.

    5. Bawn

    Bawn's Homepage

    Products: Fabric, Haberdashery, Patterns, Gift Items

    Services: Sewing Machine Repairs, Swatch Service, Scissors Sharpening, Bunny Press, Workshops


    Address: 613 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2QG, United Kingdom

    Contact Details:

    Operating Hours:

    • Thurs-Sat: 10 AM–6 PM
    • Sunday: 12–4 PM
    Google reviews score5/5
    Trustpilot reviews score4.9/5
    Total Reviews5/5
    Products and Services4.6/5
    >Quality of Fabrics5/5
    >Selection of Fabrics4/5
    >Selection of Services5/5
    >Years of Experience3/5
    >Track Record5/5
    Value for Money4/5


    • Owned by Irish textile specialist Bevan O’Daly
    • Known as the Sustainable Fabric Shop in Glasgow
    • Sells licenced sustainable fabrics such as EcoVero
    • Also carries Tencel twill
    • Can use bunny press in the shop for free
    • Offers various fabric-related services


    • Accepts only card payments
    • Closed from Mondays to Wednesdays

    Bawn is quite unique as it is owned by Irish textile specialist Bevan O’Daly, who has a background in Fine Art and Textile Conservation. Thus, we are not surprised that her shop is known as the ‘Sustainable Fabric Shop’ in Glasgow.

    In their efforts to help the environment, they sell licenced, sustainable fabrics such as EcoVero, which is not being sold in other shops. This type of fabric is a sustainable viscose made using sustainable wood from controlled sources.

    Another unique fabric they sell is Tencel twill. This gorgeous, versatile fabric has amazing draping properties, and it has a subtle sheen as well.

    If you are planning to use a bunny press to attach snap fasteners to your dresses, you’d be happy to know that this store lets their customers use theirs for free.

    Customers can even join the shop’s workshop and club, which not all shops provide. For those who want to learn or enhance their skills, you can choose to participate in their Modern Quilting Workshop for £45 or their Mending Club for £15.

    On top of these options, they offer various services as well. You can have your scissors sharpened for £10 or send for 5 fabric swatches for £2.50.

    The downside is this shop accepts only card payments, unlike other shops that accept cash. This could prove to be inconvenient for some who prefer cash payments.

    Also, this shop is closed three days a week, from Mondays to Wednesdays, which we do agree is a bit unusual.

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