Best Places to Shop for Fabric in Singapore

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Looking for fabrics for your sewing project? No matter what it is, dressmaking, interior design or quilting, you will find the suitable materials for your project at the below recommended places.

1. Fabric Stores in Chinatown

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People’s Park Centre and People’s Park Food Centre in Chinatown are where you can find many fabric shops with a wide range of affordable products. These shopping places are among some of the oldest shopping facilities in Singapore, but when it comes to fabric and craft supplies, they have tons of products to offer.

What people like

  • Wide variety of supplies for knitting and sewing needs
  • Affordable competitive fabric prices
  • Auxiliary service and product amenities

1. Lye Nai Shiong
Product focus: laces, ribbons, zips, threads, carbon paper, ruler scissors, pins, roller, elastic bands
Opening hours: 12:00 – 18:00 daily
Location: #02-1106 Peoples Park Food Centre, 32 New Market Road
Phone: 6532 6013

2. Maggie Textile
Product focus: fabric (silk, chiffon, cotton, brocade, georgette)
Opening hours: 12:00 – 18:00 daily
Location: #02-1078 Peoples Park Food Centre, 32 New Market Road
Phone: 65353682

3. Brighton
Product focus: fabric, laces, ribbons, zips, threads, buttons
Opening hours: 12:00 – 18:00 daily
Location: #02-1160 Peoples Park Food Centre, 32 New Market Road
Phone: 6532 1016

4. Sing Mui Heng
Product focus: threads, pins, fabric, quilting materials, crystals
Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 from Mon to Sat
Location: #01-05A People’s Park Centre
Phone: 65332445

5.Golden Dragon
Product focus: knitting and crochet,sewing, patchwork and quilt, bead and jewellery, cross-stitch and embroidery
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:30 (Mon to Sat); 12:30 – 19:00 (Suns & PHs)
Location: #02-51 People’s Park Centre
Phone: 6535 8454/6535 8234

2. Fabric Stores on Arab Street

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Just as the name suggests, Arab Street is believed to have been an area owned by an Arab merchant back in the days. The street since then has been a place where spices, basket making supplies and textiles used to be sold. These days, Arab Street is still one of the best places to buy fabric and fabric essentials in Singapore.

What people like

  • Wide variety of fabric supplies
  • Textile shopping with a blend of history and culture at a quaint old street of Singapore
  • Lively street shopping environment
  • Easily accessible by MRT and bus

1. Royal Fabric
With the exact location being, 84 Arab Street Singapore 199756, the Royal Fabric store is a major stop for all your fabric needs, especially Asian and traditional fabrics. Among others, it stocks silk, linen and cotton fabrics. In addition it sells ready made clothes made using those fabrics.
Operation hours are as follows: Mon -Sat: 9am – 6.30pm and on Sun: 10am – 6.30pm.

2. Mahaco Impex
Found at, 51 Arab Street, Singapore 199748, Mahaco Impex shop operates both retail and an online store from where its customers are able to get a wide variety of fabric. Mahaco boasts of its professionalism, in terms of testing the fabric before stocking it for sale. Silk fabric is the epicenter of the store although other types of fabric are also found in the shop.
The store opens everyday from 9.30am- 7.30pm.

3. Teng Joo Textiles
Teng Joo Textiles is another major store along Arab Street, 102 Arab Street to be specific, with a wide stock of fabrics of Asian origin. It is a major competitor along Arab Street, both in terms of quality and prices. Other than the fabrics, the shop also offers sewing and textile related supplies, which means you can get everything you need inside Teng Joo.
The store opens from Mon-Sat: 9.00am-6.00pm.

3. Textile Centre

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Textile Centre is a textile-specialized centre on Jalan Sultan that serves both Singapore and the larger South East Asia market. It is rare to talk about fabrics without mentioning this wholesale textile centre.

What people like

  • Wide variety of fabric products
  • Shopping at the core of textile industry in Singapore and South East Asia
  • Fabric at wholesale prices, suitable for those need to buy this type of supplies in bulk

With fabric being the largest sole product traded within the Jalan Sultan Textile Centre, it is very difficult to actually choose which from the many fabric shops that are really the best.

All these shops operate a free marker, and almost everything from prices to products are almost the same if not the same and therefore, things like customer service and customer preferences and judgment make the whole difference. Almost all the stores trade both in retail and wholesale depending on the demand. However, below are two of the many shops that stand out as good fabric shops:

1. Eng Hin Chop
This is one of the many fabric shops within the Textile Centre, which stocks a wide variety of fabrics, from silk, cotton and any other material source you may think of. It sells both in retail and in wholesale. Above all, the prices are considerably cheaper than the other shops, not to mention the very best quality fabric you can get. Specifically, it is store No. 200, Jalan Sultan, #03-24, Textile Centre.

 2. Sin Hin Chuan Kee
Sin Hin Chuan Kee, a famous name in the industry, is running a fabric stores at Textile Centre (#01-08). Here, you will be served with every type of fabric, garment, fashion design supplies and sewing accessories.


  • The centre opens from 09:00 to 18:00 on the weekdays, but the operation hours of specific stores can be varied.
  • Other supplementary products and services are available.
  • Easily accessible via bus 107 and 107M.
  • Ample and affordable parking available.

200 Jln Sultan, 12-06 Textile Centre, Singapore 199018

4. Spotlight

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In search of the best fabric store in Singapore, you will for no reason fail to come across the Spotlight store located on the 5th floor of Plaza Singapura. The shop not only operates in Singapore hence, the fabric variety stocked in the shop is a blend of different tastes of people all over the countries in which the shop operates.

What people like

  • International touch of products
  • Huge variety of fabric and related products
  • Consultants who advice clients on different things concerning fabrics and designs
  • Its online shopping platform that enables people to shop from the comfort of their home

Spotlight boasts a massive range of fabrics, suitable for many sewing needs, from dressmaking, bedding and quilting to curtain and blind projects. Products include:

  • thin, printed cotton
  • cotton drill
  • fur and glitter fabrics
  • specialty fabrics (tulles, satins, lace, felt, lycra, organza)
  • heavy duty fabrics (calico, hessian, and canvas duck fabrics)
  • embroidered fabrics


  • It is advised to shop during the weekdays to avoid the large crowd of shoppers during the weekend.
  • The shop has a VIP Club whose benefits include: discounts, advances sales notifications, 10% off on your birthday, invitations to exclusive events and many more.

Daily 10:00 to 22:00

Spotlight at Plaza Singapura
Level 5, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839



5. Mustafa Centre

Budget Shopping Mustafa Centre
Budget Shopping Mustafa Centre

Being one of the biggest and most wallet-friendly shopping destinations in Singapore, Mustafa Centre has all kinds of products under one roof. When it come to fabrics, the centre reserves a large section on Basement for a wide range of textiles.

What people like

  • 24 hours shopping
  • Cheap fabric product options
  • Wide variety of product lines

There are various options of:

  • silks
  • cotton
  • lace
  • Indian sari fabrics
  • Indonesian batik

Avoid the centre during weekends, as it is overwhelmingly crowded.


145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704



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