Tartan checks are always in vogue and this winter is no exception. Get your tartan fabric from the selection in store and ask our friendly staff for cutting and pattern matching advice.


Who doesn’t love their own unique cushions? Create your own using furnishing fabric or try linen, denim, velvet or even fake fur.

DIY Jacket

Make yourself a unique winter jacket this season – we have the fabrics, the patterns, the buttons and all the required accessories in store. With a great range of colours in wool cashmere and coating wools, look no further than Rathdowne Fabrics.

Get in Touch.

We’d love to hear from you whether it’s feedback on how we can improve your shopping experience at Rathdowne Fabrics or just to share one of your amazing projects.


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Frequently asked questions.

What's the easiest way to get to Victoria Street from the city?

If your driving, head all the way down Lygon St through Carlton passing the Melbourne General Cemetery on your left, cross over Brunswick Rd and keep going about 5 minutes. Once you get to Victoria St, turn left and we’re only a couple of doors down from the corner.

By tram jump on the #1 or #8 up Lygon St heading away from the city.

Can I order a fabric sample?

Yes, absolutely. We are always happy to send out samples or swatches. Please drop in or contact our friendly shop staff for help.

Can I purchase fabric online?

Not yet, but we’re working hard on making our key fabric stock available online soon. Keep an eye out on social media to keep in the loop.

Are you open on Sunday?

We’re not open on Sunday but are open Monday to Friday from 8am – 4:30pm and on Saturdays from 9am till 3pm.

Is there off street parking?

Yes, we have a number of car parks out the front of the shop that are off street. There is also 2 hr free parking on Victoria St.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept both Mastercard and Visa.


Hashtag or tag @rathdownefabrics on social media so we can see and share your amazing creations.


We’re working hard to meet your online fabric needs.