Monday, March 21, 2011

A well kept secret ...The Fabric Cave!

Want something to do on this very wet Monday (if you're in Sydney that is!)? Head to Ryde and visit the The Fabric Cave!

I have to admit, I really wanted to keep the details about this place all to myself, darn it, I just can't!!!

I've only just found out (thanks Bernadette) about this Aladdin's cave, filled with fabric remnants, buttons, knitting wool, sewing and craft books, old discontinued patterns, tapestries, you name it they have it! I find it hard to believe I hadn't heard about this place sooner?? Obviously this is a well guarded secret!! Well it won't be anymore... especially as this is a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds from this place goes straight to a wonderful organisation Achieve Australia, who look after the day to day needs of adults with disabilities.

So if you're looking for something you can't find anymore or want to donate them some of your unwanted fabric remnants, sewing patterns, books etc they will gladly accept anything and everything! The lovely Jo and volunteers will respectfully sift through and sort them into carefully ordered sections.

You won't be disappointed and be sure to say hello to the lovely Jo (below) and tell her that Colette sent you!

The Fabric Cave
(NEW ADDRESS) 112 Bowden Street, Meadowbank.
Phone 02 98073770

(updated as at 30/1/15 with thanks to the writer of the anonymous comment below!)
Open: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only
9.00 -2.00pm
and the first Sunday of the Month


  1. I've been keeping it a secret. shucks the game is up! Spent $100 and came away with 5 patterns, 60 buttons and about 20 metres of fabric. Achieve Australia is a wonderful charity worthy of support.

  2. If only they had one in Melbourne too......

  3. This looks great! I was only thinking yesterday that I shouldn't throw out all the wadding and bits of fabric - but also have no space to keep it! thanks :)

  4. Jo seems like a real character - love the laughter!! No chance to get to Sydney - alas!!!

  5. OK, i'm checking the Virgin site and booking a flight, pick me up from the airport?! ;)

  6. Great place - worthy cause - there's a treasure for everyone!

  7. Looks wonderful- Thanks for the heads up!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this! I've been searching for a great cheap place to get fabric. I was like a kid in a candy store considering most fabrics were $3/m and were in great condition. Patterns were 50c each. Bought over $100 worth but filled up a whole plastic tub with my goodies. Definitely will be back there.

  9. Hi, I googled and found this blog post on The Fabric Cave. Just so you know they've just moved to 112 Bowden Street, Meadowbank.

  10. Wow thanks for this little gem! I plan to check it out next 1st Sunday of the month. I am so going to enjoy that Sunday!

  11. Here's a more current update on the contact details as I tried calling & could not get through on the number above: Opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 2pm. The first Sunday of every month from 9am to 2pm. Call (02) 9807 3770

    1. Thanks Anon! Changing the info now...

  12. Hi All,

    Be sure to check out our Annual Fabric Sale this coming 24th of April.
    For more details, visit Thank you

  13. Hi! is there anyone like this in Melbourne? we have fabric to give away? Please reply to THANKS!


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