Tessuti Fabrics, The world's most beautiful fabrics

Welcome to Tessuti Fabrics

With locations in Sydney and Melbourne, Tessuti Fabrics has been home to the world’s most beautiful designer fabrics since 1992.  Specialising in European and local designer ends, our diverse and ever-changing range includes the very best wools, silks, cottons, linens and laces from all around the world including Italy, Japan and France.

We buy from over thirty leading Australian and international designers. Past and present ranges include Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Missoni, Zimmermann, Manning Cartell, Cue, and many more.

We cater to brides, bridesmaids and mothers-of-the-bride with our extensive range of silks including silk satin, dupion, georgette, chiffon, organzas and duchess.

Our Surry Hills and Melbourne stores also stock an exquisite selection of French laces that make us the perfect destination for bridal and formal wear.


  • Surry Hills Store

    Tessuti Surry Hills

    The Surry Hills fabric shop has quickly grown to become our largest fabric store, with a very diverse range of fabrics. Learn More »

  • Tessuti Melbourne

    Tessuti Fabrics have arrived at Flinders Lane, Melbourne – an area that was once the heart of the ‘rag trade’. Learn More »

  • Tessuti Online

    Our online shop is always open, so you can browse fabrics from anywhere.  See what’s new in our online fabric shop.

Learn To Sew In Store

Our Melbourne and Sydney (Surry Hills) stores regularly hosts a range of both general and specialized Sew Inn classes. For available sessions and more information, click here.

  • Sew Inn Surry Hills, Sydney

    Learn to sew at our sewing classes in our Surry Hills fabric store in Sydney. Sydney Sewing Classes

  • Sew Inn Melbourne

    Learn to sew at our sewing classes in our Melbourne fabric store. Melbourne Sewing Classes

Recently On Sew Tessuti

We love sewing and we love sharing! Follow our blog for regular posts on all things exciting and new in the world of Tessuti including pattern reviews, feature fabrics, tips and tutorials.

29, Mar

UPDATED Tokyo Jacket Pattern

In 2013 we released our Tokyo Jacket pattern with a lot of love and just a little fanfare. There was a blog post, an email...

18, Apr

Colour in Thirds Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following five prize winners in our 2019 Colour in Thirds Sewing Competition. First Place goes to Sarah with her self-drafted dress and...

29, May

Our latest pattern – the Florence Coat

Just in time for our southern winter, we're excited to release our latest pattern - the Florence Coat! The Florence Coat is a long-line, oversized,...

20, Jun

Sewing the Florence Coat in woven fabrics

Last month we released our Florence Coat pattern. The pattern is designed for non-fraying fabrics such as boiled wools, but we have so many excellent coatings...

03, Jul

Persephone Pants + modified Hilary Top

I made my first pair of Anna Allen's Persephone Pants in April last year, boldly calling them 'pair one of possibly a zillion pairs'. I've got...

04, Jul

Our NEW Verona Jacket Pattern

Introducing our latest pattern - the Verona Jacket. This cropped boxy style features extended shoulders, collar, a peaked hemline at front, centre back seam, front...

09, Jul

The Fairfield Button Up (Birthday) Shirt

Is it even a birthday shirt if it isn't gifted a little bit late? Not including the ten years of promises to make him one, this...

09, Sep

The Olya Shirt by Paper Theory Designs

In my last shirt post I mentioned that I'd already chosen my next shirt project and so here it is - the Olya Shirt from Paper Theory Patterns....

11, Sep

The Pietra Pants by Closet Case Patterns

Five or more years ago I bought a pair of tapered khaki pants that became one of my best wardrobe buddies. They had pockets. The...

20, Sep

If you only have one sleeve, make it BIG

I have SO much love for the big sleeves trend right now. A love affair that undoubtedly began with this dress but has just taken flight with...

16, Oct

A modified Lisa Dress

Last summer, my favourite go-to dress on the hottest of hot days was this one and if I'd catalogued my most worn makes of 2018,...

24, Oct

My Sundress in September, but really October

Those of you who follow us on Instagram and Facebook will know that every year for the past few years we've been throwing out a...

15, Nov

Butterick 6531 and the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern

2019 is definitely going down as my year of shirts and here's one that came from absolute kindness. A few months ago, Jasika posted a...

18, Nov

Hilary and the Short Sleeves

Here's the happy result of a quick and simple hack that I've been meaning to try out for a while. We released our Hilary Top...

22, Nov

Meet the Tavi Top

We haven't released a pattern since July so to say we're excited about this one would be a huuuuge understatement. Meet our newest pattern -...

12, Dec

McCalls 7166 in Linford linen

This skirt falls firmly into two categories. Firstly - Spontaneous. There was no long-term planning of this one, trawling through Pinterest, hashtag surfing on Instagram....

21, Jan


Skirts have been a pretty big 2019/20 trend and we're FULLY on board. And with just Evie and Libby in our Tessuti skirt catalogue, we...

12, Feb

Knots & Crosses Sewing Competition

Today we're launching our 2020 sewing competition – Knots and Crosses. This year we've sourced some incredible fabrics including two broderie anglaise designs, available in four...

20, Feb

Our new Rae Dress pattern

Today we're launching our latest pattern - the Rae Dress. A deep hem gives this pull-on, knee-length shift a subtle lantern shape and an elasticated...

09, Mar

The wrap top – New Look 6560

I've made a few skirts over the last twelve months and was looking for a simple wrap top alternative to the tucked-in options that I...

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