Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Where can you buy fabrics/sewing accessories in Montevideo?

Fabric Stores:
  • There are a number of fabric stores downtown in the area of Andes from 18 de Julio towards the Rambla. 
  • The Indian Outlet in La Commercial area (commonly known as Barrio Judio) has a huge variety of fabrics at the back (you can find it at Arenal Grande and Amezaga area)
  • Las Telas in Solymar. Go down Giannatasio, pass Multiahorro on your right and you will find it on your right. It's on the fifth street after Calle Uruguay (where Multiahorro is) - give or take one block. It is a corner with about 3 or 4 shops. It is a small shop but has good prices.

Haberdashery Stores:

Habahashery shops (for sewing accessories) are called mercerias and can be found at:
  • The corner of Cooper/Arocena – small store.
  • Botones & Moños Merceria y Accesorios on the ground floor of Punta Carretas Mall – has the best variety of goods.
  • ‘Annettes’ shop next to the crepe restaurant on Arocena (last block before the casino) – good wool selection.
  • Merceria Nela - 
    Av. Giannattasio (esq. Marques Castro) in Canelones.


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  2. Annette! I'm looking for felt fabric... what do you call it in Spanish? Google gave me 'fieltro' but that doesn't seem right... Thanks for any advice!

  3. Yes you can buy a large selection of colours of felt at La Casa Del Artesano ( on 18th July. I was there last week and saw the felt there.