(Closed) fabric shops in DC

posted 8 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

DC’s Chinatown is not like New York’s. At all. I’m not aware of any fabric stores in the city at all. If you’re driving, there are G Street Fabrics in the suburbs. Sorry.

Post # 4
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The only 2 I know of are G street in Rockville and JoAnn’s in Gaithersburg. Oh, I think there’s a Hancock Fabrics in Gaithersburg also.

I really don’t think that people in DC craft at all, so if you find anything, please let me know!

Post # 5
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

There are lots of crafters in DC, but there are not really any fabric warehouses.  

Bestforlast is right, DC’s chinatown is not like New Yorks.  There are a couple of locations for both G Street and Joann’s fabrics, but if you’re coming from Pasadena the Rockville & Gathersburg locations will be the easiest to get to. 

Post # 6
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I recently visited a Hancock Fabrics in Alexandria on route 1.  I think there are also some JoAnn’s in that area; although I’d do some searching, because I know some Joann’s have a much larger selection of fabric than others.  I’m in Fairfax, and the closest Joann’s to me has next to nothing, but I know of others that have a large selection; there is also a G Street out here, and a Calico Corner. 

Post # 7
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

im a big fan of G street off of Rt 50 in Fairfax, but theres no garment district in DC like new york so you will be dissapointed by going to chinatown in DC. (ps. we call it ‘chinablock’ since its literally like…. a block)

are you looking for dress type fabrics? or home decor type fabrics (textiles?) there are some good places down in F’burg for good prices near the outlets if thats your bag.

Post # 8
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yeah I wouldn’t look to chinatown in DC for your fabric needs…there are a couple of fabric places around the University Ave./College Park area, (think New Hampshire Ave….I think it’s called Langley Park?) but you’ll be sorely disappointed if you go to Chinatown in DC…

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