A treasure trove of low-cost, pre-loved reclaimed sewing supplies in Brisbane.

What’s different about The Nest Haberdashery?

Driven by The Nest Community’s sustainability ethos, our social enterprise The Nest Haberdashery was created as a resource recovery centre for fabric, craft and sewing supplies.

Exploring our shelves and enjoying the company and advice of our volunteers, feels more like raiding your Grandma’s sewing room than wandering the lifeless aisles of a major retailer. You never know what you’ll find in store because we receive donations of  dead fabric stock, vintage patterns, brand new yarn and embroidery items, quilting supplies and unfinished projects – all waiting for the right customer.

Many of the donations  are cherished collections from deceased estates or when someone de-stashes their collection of materials.

When you shop at The Nest Haberdashery you are also helping to support our community initiatives such as The Exchange Project, our free mentoring program teaching handmaking skills and social connection to vulnerable teenage girls from local high schools.

With fabrics starting from as little as $3 per metre, The Nest Haberdashery is an invaluable resource of rescued materials for Brisbane’s thrifty crafters, emerging designers and the slow-fashion community.

Looking for reclaimed textile resources?

Whether you’re into dressmaking, quilting, knitting, embroidery or costuming – we’ve got you covered.  Our stock of fabrics, buttons, zips and yarns (and much more) has been donated to us, then lovingly sorted, re-packaged, organised and displayed by our amazing volunteers.


Buttons and zips

We have a full range of haberdashery notions such as zips, hooks, closures, buttons, bra fittings, elastic, lace and ribbon.

sewing patterns

Sewing patterns such as Vogue, Simplicity and Burda, as well as some incredible vintage finds. There are also patterns for knitting, crochet and embroidery.

Donated fabric on the roll and in cut lengths

Pre-loved fabric

Not only do we receive donations of cut lengths of fabric, we also receive rolls of deadstock and specialty fabrics for quilting and upholstery.

Knitting supplies

We have all manner of knitting and crochet supplies including wool and cotton yarn. There is also a collection of embroidery threads and accessories.

What our customers say

Where to find The Nest Haberdashery in Brisbane’s northside

The Sheds
264 South Pine Road,
Brendale, Brisbane 4500

Open 6 days a week
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

Phone: 0433 805 987

Closed Public Holidays.

Plenty of free parking available, disabled toilets, coffee shop and craft brewery onsite.


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