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Top Fabric Stores In Philadelphia

July 10, 2012 6:00 AM

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For more than a century, Philadelphia has supplied the textile industry and creative artists with quality fabrics. The majority of Philadelphia’s fabric stores are located on Fabric Row (South 4th Street), but there are many other worthwhile shops dispersed throughout the city. Along with gorgeous fabrics, many of these stores also sell non-textile items such as unique buttons and sewing materials. Whether you are sewing, working on a home project or trying to create a DIY craft, make sure to visit one of the top five local fabric shops in the City of Brotherly Love.
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Joseph Karlin Company Fabrics
34 N. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0476

Located off of the main streets in Philadelphia, Karlin’s is a hidden gem that offers quality fabrics in a plethora of colors, textures and patterns at affordable prices. Additional products that can be found here include buttons and trimmings that are perfect for any DIY sewing project. Right in between Market Street and Arch Street, Karlin’s is the place to shop when you want to avoid the crowd on Fabric Row.

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B Wilk Fabrics
618 & 714 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1146
www.bwilkfabrics.com

Since 1984, B Wilk has been providing customers with beautiful fabric. From slipcovers and pillows to upholstery, bedspreads and more, fabric lovers can find exactly what they need for any interior design project. B Wilk Fabrics also carries an extensive line of designer brands in addition to a unique trim collection. And it gets even better – bring in a swatch or paint chip, and the experts at B Wilk will mail you fabric swatches that match. Creating an expertly decorated look has never been so easy.

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Fleishman Fabrics & Supplies
703 S. 5th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-0449
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Are you a dancer, ice-skater, actor, or theater lover in search of the perfect fabric for a costume? Whether you are looking to sew your own or purchase an pre-made one, Fleishman’s is the place to go. Fleishman’s offers a huge variety of glamorous fabrics in numerous materials and colors, such as metallics, animal prints, sequins and more. Stop by during the summer months, when you can browse the colorful costumes displayed for purchase outside.

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Jomar
22 Jackson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 339-5802
www.jomarstores.com

Located in Northeast Philadelphia, Jomar’s is full of fabulous fabric finds (along with many other goodies), and their prices are so incredibly low, you won’t believe your eyes. Visit Jomar’s when you are working on a project that requires a large amount of bulk fabric – you won’t regret it. In addition to fabric, the store also sells clothing, home goods and miscellaneous items, so you can spend hours browsing the shelves searching for those finishing touches. Join the store’s “Treasure Chest” club to receive updates about great deals and new products for extra savings.

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Adler’s Fabrics
742 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-8984
www.adlersfabrics.com

Right on Philadelphia’s Fabric Row, Adler’s offers wholesale prices to the public. With friendly customer-service and an easy-to-navigate store layout, you can find the exact fabric you had in mind for your home project. Adler’s collection includes drapery/upholstery, drapery linings, cotton prints, outdoor fabrics and vinyls. Additionally, Adler’s specializes in custom cut foam, and can cut new foam cushions, insert foam into old cushions, or create new cushions from fine fabrics. 

Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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