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

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.

08, Dec

Sadie Slip Nightie with scalloped lace

We've all got our pyjama preferences and mine has always been the nightie. With the arrival of our latest Liberty Fabrics, I thought it was...

02, Mar

Ines Shirt – Pocket Tutorial

Our latest pattern - the Ines Shirt - features a neat little 'floating' patch pocket that is not your average patch pocket. To help guide...

02, Mar

Introducing the Ines Shirt Pattern

In November last year, Silva sewed a shirt sample to coincide with the release of a limited range of fabrics from Ikuntji Artists that we were...

29, Apr

Introducing the Naia Pants Pattern

We're riding the wave of volume and comfort with our latest pattern, the Naia Pants! This release has been more than twelve months in the...

06, May


After many requests and a few years of sitting on our 'To Do' list, we're so pleased to now be able to offer you a...

02, Jun


For a while now we've been planning a new addition to our boiled wool pattern family and here it finally is - the London Coat! The London Coat...

22, Jun

The Aura Skirt By Papercut Pattens

Ahhhh, Me Made May - the great revealer of both wardrobe favourites and wardrobe gaps. This last May gone, after reaching for pants and jeans almost every...

07, Jul


Meet our new pattern and one that we're really, REALLY excited to share with you - the Richmond Coat! Since releasing our Oslo Coat four years...

02, Aug


Introducing what we hope will be a simple and classic addition to your wardrobe - the Lyon Jacket! You know how we love a boiled...

27, Aug

Big Clothes and Small Clothes and Excellent Pants

Following on from my last make and the quest to make more bottoms, here's a new pair of pants. Or jeans. Or something in between. A...

10, Sep

Tutorial – The Sadie Slip Dress with a bound neckline and straps

We released our Sadie Slip Dress pattern in 2016 (she's nearly 5! *sniff*) and recently tested out this alternate method which replaces the facings and rouleau...

11, Oct

Big Clothes and Small Clothes – Pattern ‘I’

Here's my latest make and another pattern from Asuka Hamada's really and truly excellent book - Big Clothes and Small Clothes (see my last post for where...

17, Nov

Introducing our new Tessuti Robe pattern

Meet our latest pattern - the Tessuti Robe. Designed in a classic style for maximum comfort, it’s perfect for lounging and layering and relaxing. Basically,...

01, Dec

Introducing the Astrid Sundress

Meet our latest pattern - the Astrid Sundress! This pattern combines all the things we love about a sundress with a few details that make...

03, Dec

Colour blocking the Astrid Sundress

After yesterday's release of our new Astrid Sundress pattern, we thought we'd share this colour blocked sample sewn up during our sampling phase which has...

21, Dec

Going back for two more: Big Clothes & Small Clothes (i & K)

At the risk of being repetitive, but also with no apologies for being repetitive, here's another outfit brought to you almost entirely by my FAVOURITE...

04, Jan

The Birthday Dress That Almost Was

There once was a 40 frock so why not a 50 frock as well? First thing to note: those last ten years have gone really,...

25, Apr

Introducing the Myka Top

With our love of basics now peaking at a WHOLE new level, we're thrilled to introduce you to your latest pattern, the Myka Top! Myka is an...

15, Jun

‘Piece Work’ Pattern F in Boiled Wool

Regular readers of this blog will know that over the last sewing year, I became fairly and squarely taken with Asuka Hamada's book, Big Clothes & Small...

27, Jun

Introducing the Mahlia Skirt Pattern

Continuing on with our current love of easy basics, today we're introducing you to our latest pattern - the Mahlia Skirt. Midi length with an...

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Thanks for visiting us! Our online store is 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.

Our Surry Hills store is now open. Due to lockdown, our Melbourne store remains closed to the public but we are available for phone/click & collect orders. Please call the stores to place your order.

Surry Hills - 02 9211 5536

Melbourne - 03 9654 4566

Our team is working hard to provide you with what you need to continue sewing and finding joy in 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