A few of my favorite places:

Button Button
Ooh who new there is an entire amazing little world of buttons? 

318 Homer St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 2V2
Neighbourhood: Gastown

Mon-Sat 10:30-6:00

This fabric showcases a crazy collection of a diverse selection of fabrics, costumes, sewing notions (aka do-dads and other necessities), ribbons, and basement bargain fabrics.

337 Hastings St W
, BC V6B 1H6
Neighbourhood: Downtown
(604) 682-6196

Mon-Sat 9 am - 5 pm

Very inspiring little collection of fabrics, very friendly couple own this shop. They also provide sewing classes and studio space. So if you want to quilt or sew a dress this is a great stop.

101-649 E. 15th Ave. (near Fraser and Kingsway)
Vancouver, BC
V5T 2R6


Urban Source
Craft shop extraordinaire. This small space offers double-sided tape (my favorite!), great liquid-ink pens that my dad got me hooked on, ribbons, papers, magnets, and a full section of recycle craft supplies (empty film industry canisters are my favorites).

3126 Main Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.
(604) 875-1611

Hours :
Mon-Sat 10am - 5:30pm
Sundays  11am - 5pm

Out of Town

Sew Tuff Quilting Co
This great little shop not only has a beautiful little collection of fabrics and sewing/quilting books, there is also Winston, a friendly little pig to great you and help dry off your wet rubber boots!

451 Main Street
PO Box 1262
Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0

Bolt Neighbourhood Fabric Boutique
This is where I first learned that folks were actually making cool fabric. It is a sweet shop. I found sock-monkey print fabric and other amazing prints. Sweet in size and selection: Well worth a trip to Portland!

2136 NE Alberta St,
Portland, OR 97211
503.287.bolt (2658)
Tue-Friday, 10am - 6 pm
Sat,10 am - 5 pm
Sun 11 am - 4 pm