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.

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...

06, Apr

Our New Rae Top Pattern

Back in February (which actually feels like somewhere between forever and a lifetime ago) we released our Rae Dress pattern and, at that time, mentioned...

15, Apr

Free Tessuti Apron Pattern

Here's a pattern that's been on our must-do list for a while now. It goes like that, until the right time, which definitely feels like...

21, Apr

The Wiksten Shift Dress

So many unfinished projects and now, some time. I've resolved to finish several UFOs before I move onto anything new so here's completed Isolation Project...

11, May

The Zadie Jumpsuit

Another one ticked off that UFO/ISO/WFH list. Here's my Zadie Jumpsuit, that globally beloved pattern from Paper Theory Patterns. Despite having owned the pattern for...

27, May


Congratulations to the following prize winners in our 2020 Knots and Crosses Sewing Competition! First Prize goes to Danellia in her incredible patchwork shirt. Comprising...

16, Jun

Introducing the Amara Vest

The development of this latest pattern coincided with an important global moment and global movement. This led us to taking some time to read and research local Indigenous organisations that...

16, Jul

The Berlin Jacket – now available in extended sizes

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Berlin Jacket pattern in the extended sizes 16-22. Originally released four years ago, the design remains...

30, Jul

The Envelope Dress by Cris Wood

Don't you just love it when a style of garment that you've fallen in love with pops up as a new pattern design? It's like...

05, Aug

Introducing the Avalon Pants

Life is very different in 2020. It's hard not to make some kind of connection between what many of us are now wearing (and sewing)...

27, Aug

The Zero Waste Dress by Birgitta Helmersson

Ever have one of those projects that - through no fault of the pattern - is just a domino effect of stuff ups that makes...

24, Sep

A Sundress In September – Vogue 2289

A sundress for Gabby and a sundress for September. I can't take credit for this make as it was actually her Nonna Silva who made...

02, Oct

A(nother) Sundress in September – Simplicity 7454

I'm pretty sentimental at the best of times but this year that sentimentality has kicked off to a WHOLE other level. One of my Mum's...

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Thanks for visiting us! Our Surry Hills and online stores are trading as usual and we're still processing and dispatching all local and international orders. Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation and increased postal/courier activity, delivery delays may occur.

Due to the Victorian reinstatement of Stage 3 lockdown measures on 9th July, our Melbourne store will remain closed until further notice. All stores are also available for phone orders.

Surry Hills p. 02 9211 5536

Melbourne p. 03 9654 4566

Our team is working hard to provide you with what you need to continue sewing and finding joy in what this brings us during these challenging times.

We’ve implemented a number of measures to keep our staff safe and we’ll continue to monitor and adjust to the situation, taking all the necessary precautions based on advice from the Australian Government and the World Health Organisation.

Thank you SO much for your support and we’ll keep you updated on any changes as they occur.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email - fabrics@tessuti.com.au