Local Savings


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Fabric Cave 78 Belmore St, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

The Fabric Cave sells fabric remnants, buttons, knitting wool, discontinued patterns, tapestries and more with all profits going to charity. Fabrics and so on are donated and arranged in colours. There is also dressmaking and upholstery fabric.

There were bins out the front with pieces of lycra and tulle and other bits and pieces. The stock changes depending on donations. It is open Monday and Friday 9.30am - 2pm and the first Sunday of the month 9.30am - 12pm. The ladies serving were lovely. Although the address is Belmore St, you enter via Porter St.

I happened to visit on the day of their first ever 50 per cent off sale and I bought six pieces of fabric, some were quite big and all very good quality for $19! This included a lovely piece of linen and some good quality stretch material. I can make at least six items of clothing, probably more. I had selected one piece that had a mark which I hadn't noticed and they pointed that out to me. Even at full price I would have been happy!

If you no longer sew and wish to get rid of your stash they will happily take your donations.


Contributed by: Barb, 18 Apr 2012

Posted by:
Shelstar, 11 Feb 2014

The Fabric Cave has moved!
The new address is 112 Bowden Street, Meadowbank, only a few streets away from its former location.
It is on the corner of Nancarrow Avenue, next door to Jubilee Smash Repairs. I recommend looking out for the smash repairs sign, as the Cave's signage is hard to spot.
Parking is extremely limited. There are only 3 spaces allocated to the Fabric Cave.
The new shop has wheelchair/pram access.
They are now open on Wednesdays.
The new shop is very well organised, better than the old one, and has much better lighting. Still plenty of bargains! They are now also selling second hand books.

Posted by:
Helen M, 16 Nov 2015

From 21 November 2015 the shop is open on the third Saturday of each month. All other opening days remain the same. Parking should be better on weekend.

I'm a volunteer at the shop.