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47 Lower Heidelberg Rd





The Cloth Shop began trading in 1977 selling designer remnant pieces and stretch fabrics in an upstairs shop in East Ivanhoe. Our unique product soon became a Melbourne fabric icon and we outgrew our small premises moving to a large shop in Lower Ivanhoe in 1986. Since that time our range has grown, now carrying exclusive evening wear fabrics through to simple cottons.  We are ever evolving, keeping up to date with fashion trends and new fabrics


 A great deal of time and effort goes into collecting the range of fabrics for the shop. We import exclusive fabrics from Europe, Japan and India, buy from local suppliers and designers. Each piece is individually chosen for design and quality to ensure that our clients get a great result from their purchase.

There is over 6500 rolls of  fabrics in store, with new things arriving every week.

We  have the largest selection of  jersey and knit fabrics in Melbourne with a whole room dedicated to them ( we love stretch sewing!).

Other areas include linen, cotton and cotton voiles, stretch woven fabrics, wool and synthetic suiting and of course our evening wear department and if you are looking for something we have not got in store we are always happy to have a search for you. 

Vogue, Perpetual, Butterick, McCalls and Kwik Sew Patterns along with a large selection of haberdashery complete the picture. Anything that you will need to construct a garment from beginning to end for any occasion. 


All of the staff at the shop have extensive experience, not only in retailing fabrics but in dressmaking. We can help you with designing a garment and fabric selection to the construction and fitting of your garment. Our instore demonstrations are a must, come in and see how easy and quick sewing can be. We also offer classes for those that are really keen to learn to sew or just improve techniques and be up on all the latest products.

In additional we do button covering, machine repairs, and scissors sharpening.