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Welcome to 1st For Fabrics.

Welcome to 1st For Fabrics – the one stop fabric shop stocking everything you need for your dressmaking, quilting and soft furnishing projects.

Our shop in Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, is open 6 days a week. We have hundreds of fabrics, trims, patterns and notions in stock and friendly staff who are always on hand for help and advice. Inspiration is free, so come along, have a browse and plan out your next project!

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a loved one? Treat them to one of our brand new GIFT CARDS and let them pick out their own fabrics.

Please note well will be CLOSED over Christmas and New Year, please click HERE for more information.


Lovely little family run factory unit, tons of fabrics and prices, staff are friendly and always happy to help
Colin Chambers
01:43 06 Nov 17
Fantastic range of fabric and accessories, lovely staff and service. Yes, you will find some fabric on the internet cheaper, BUT the internet can never give you that instant feel of a fabric which establishes its quality and therefore its justified and true price.
Eileen Hill
10:10 23 Sep 17
An excellent range of fabrics, with pleasant staff always willing to give advice if needed
Pauline Laing
16:45 13 Oct 17
Good range, fairly priced, personal service
Kathryn Wakeman
15:44 25 Oct 17
Great service by people that know their stuff
Nad Cooke
15:23 04 Apr 18
It's a really good shop and you can find almost all what you need for sewing. And has a good variety of fabrics. Prices normal.
Eleni Limnaiou
10:55 17 Jul 18
Can't go wrong for any type/colour of materials. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Alan Coleman
20:33 28 Jul 18
Staff were great, selection was good, great prices compared to other places. definitely going back
Emily Floeser
07:11 11 Aug 18
Excellent shop - very wide range of fabrics. Staff always very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Free car parking.
Joyce WInder
20:12 13 Aug 18
If you haven't been to 1st Fabrics , lovely little place well worth a visit.They make curtains made to measure and have a range of lovely fabrics.
Melanie Clark
17:58 24 Aug 18
Excellent selection of fabrics at good prices and lovely friendly staff.
Samantha Tweddle
22:16 28 Aug 18
Lots of choice. Friendly and helpful even though I had no idea what I was looking/asking for.
Phil English
10:51 02 Dec 18
Excellent customer service, great choice of fabrics can't fault them at all.
Lindsay Arkley
05:31 05 Dec 18
Great selection of fabric, cottons, braid and everything sewing related. Good service and advice. Competitive prices.
Christine Mayer
15:52 19 Dec 18