Next time your in Melbourne you must drop into tessuti fabrics. I love the fact that it is slightly hidden in a second level studio in Flinders lane. I just love the merchandising of this space which creates the ambiance of a designers studio with quirky displays; complete with old sewing machines. They have a great selection of fabrics and great Japanese pattern books. It was the first time I have dropped in store; but was impressed when I received a web order wrapped in old pattern sheets; very cute. Tessuti also runs sewing lessons and has a great blog and facebook community were fans show off their sewing projects once completed.
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.