5300 N Lombard St.,
Portland , OR 97203 UNITED STATES
Based on 7 reviews
Fabric WorldAny time I am in the neighborhood of fabric stores, I stop in. I make quilts and I'm always looking for material. This place has a pretty good selection of different types of fabric. They carry a lot of bright colored fabric with various patterns on them. This type of material makes the perfect quilt. The sales staff is very helpful in making suggestions and showing you what other types of material I could use besides broadcloth and cottons. I can always find a deal on the discount table. Staff is very helpful and the prices are pretty good.
Vintage clothing, Unique fabrics. Nothing else like it in Portland!Fabric World is a quaint little store tucked away in North Portland on the corner of Lombard and Portsmouth. It has a small selection of miscellaneous brick-brack, and a larger collection of wonderful vintage clothing in mint condition. But the real treasure is the fabric. No where else in Portland can you find such a mix, from quilters cottons to upholstery fabrics to satins and laces-- they carry a little bit of everything. If you are looking for retro trims, Fabric World's are as authentic as they come: they've been in the store since they were in vogue! Best of all, the prices are pretty retro- most bolts are $7yd or less. They also have stacks and stacks of 45" wide cotton print flat-folds at $3yd-- hello, quilters! And for those of you bringing funky back, they have more faux furs than I have seen at any other fabric store in Portland, and most of them are in the $10-to-$15yd range, as compared to other fabric stores' $20-$50yd. Fabric World is a gem, a little slice of heaven dropped here on earth for those of us who are true to the faith and believe in the principle that "She who dies with the most fabric--- wins!"
worst fabric store in PortlandThis is an interesting store.... but I think the first review was probably written by the owner. I laughed out loud when I read it and was compelled to respond.
Waste of Space. Too bad, so sad.I live only a block away from Fabric World and was SO dissappointed when I finally went inside. Your local second-hand thrift store has ten times more personality and selection. The outside of the store is an acurate reflection of it's inside. The fabrics are outdated, it smells musty, they've got a thrift-store at one end and bolts of ancient fabrics on the other. It's such a shame that such a huge space in such a small neighborhood has so little to offer; especially a fabric store in the middle of a D.I.Y boom. Every time I drive by on my way across town to a real fabric store I wish someone would buy it and give it a huge makeover! Fabric World is like a dark and gloomy, fabric hoarder's basement. Someone needs to shed some light on that place. I'll be first in line on opening day.
Good for small itemsI drove past Fabric World for several years before I stopped and went in, I too was disappointed in the fabric. It's the only place in North Portland I can go get notions. It seems that all the really nice places are a 20 minute drive, so I use Fabric World for zippers and thread. I do find it funny that the last time I bought a zipper the $1.75 price had been crossed out and $1.95 was written on the package. That just goes to show you how long the stuff has been sitting in this store. Maybe next time I'm in there I will look at the fabric & "vintage" clothing.
Overpriced and dingyFabric World is a dark, dreary world that should only be entered while wearing a dust mask. Some of the fabric is even dirty, its been there so long. The owner seems to be a miserly old fool who can't be bothered to hire enough employees to keep her shop open during regular business hours and she treats her customers rudely. i wouldn't bother spending the gas it takes to get there. The prices are much too high for the products she sells and she offers no service or help figuring out how to complete projects.
YuckyAt first glance I thought this place was weirdly cool: they carry old clothing and some quirky vintage fabric that is hard to come by. But the inventory is composed almost entirely of stuff that has been sitting there since the 70s and 80s, fading and decomposing in the sun. I bought a leotard and some fabric. When I got home I discovered that the elastic on the ("new") leotard had turned to powder, making it unwearable.
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