What’s different about The Nest Haberdashery?

Brisbane’s most unique, sustainable retail experience

Walk through our doors and you’ll be struck by the cornucopia of colour, textures and designs available. Wander the aisles and you’ll be amazed by the variety of products from deadstock, remnant fabrics, embroidery yarn, knitting supplies, sewing patterns, vintage pieces, sewing machines and more.

But it’s our volunteers who make the experience feel more like raiding Grandma’s sewing room than wandering the lifeless aisles of a major retailer.

The real magic happens when you ask their advice on selecting the right gauge needle for your winter knitting project, how to finish the hem of a skirt or they direct you to an unfinished project (UFO) in the quilting section that’s ‘just for you’.

You see, not only are our volunteers expert makers, they also know our stock intimately because they’ve sorted it by hand as it arrives at our Textile Recovery Centre.

They’ve repackaged every piece of fabric onto rolls, every trim or button onto cards, sorted all the zips and knitting needles by size and then displayed it creatively to maximise the impact of the delicious diversity of rescued materials available.

The Nest Haberdashery is a social enterprise built on circular economy principles that provides an invaluable service supplying low-cost materials for Brisbane’s talented crafters, emerging designers and slow-fashion enthusiasts – or anyone just wanting to get started on their crafting journey

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What can I donate to The Nest Haberdashery?

The Nest Community’s Textile Recovery Centre is the perfect place to recycle no-longer-needed sewing supplies or give a good home to a treasured collection of making materials. We can only accept items that are saleable through our social enterprise, The Nest Haberdashery, so please check the list below before donating.

Donations are accepted:
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Public Holidays

For the safety of our volunteers, please remove any unpackaged sharp items and ensure that nothing is contaminated, soiled, perished or broken.

Please contact us first if you’re unsure, or have a larger donation of items like bulk fabric, sewing machines, overlockers, knitting machines, mannequins, spinning wheels or a collection from a deceased estate.

Fabrics by piece or roll

Fabric pieces greater than 1 metre in length. Dress, upholstery, craft/costume, or supplementary (calico, interfacing, wadding)

Patchwork and quilting

Fabrics (fat quarters and over), tools, patterns, kits, unfinished projects, finished quilts and quilt tops.

Knitting and crochet

Yarn, crochet cotton, knitting needles, accessories, crochet
hooks, patterns, unfinished projects.

Tapestry and embroidery

Tapestry wool, embroidery threads, embroidery fabrics, tapestry frames, embroidery hoops, charts, booklets, kits, finished and unfinished projects.

Other Craft Supplies

Hessian, macramé cord, rug wool and canvas, bag handles, bear accessories (joints, eyes), and millinery flowers.

Linens and Doilies

Embroidered or stencilled linens of all types (tableware, hankies) and doilies.


Buttons, buckles, zips, press studs, hooks and eyes, elastic, velcro, bra cups, shoulder pads, belting, boning, hemming web, cotton tape, curtain tape and rings.


Bias binding, blanket binding, piping, ribbon, braid, ric rac, fringing, lace, cord, motifs, sequins and beads for garment making

Sewing supplies

Needles, thread, tape measures, gauges, tracing paper, dressmaking pins, safety pins, scissors, snips, unpickers, thimbles, pin cushions, machine accessories (feet).


Machines in working order such as sewing machines, overlockers, knitting machines, spinning wheels, transport bags, mannequins.

Special items

Antique, vintage or retro fabrics, patterns, sewing or threads storage boxes, old wooden spools.

Sewing Patterns

Complete patterns only, no cut patterns with pins.

What can’t be donated at The Nest Haberdashery?

From our small shop in Brendale, we divert over 4000 litres of fabric and notions from landfill each week. We are very proud to say that over 60% of the donations we receive go back into circulation and given a new life.

However we can’t save it all and have limited capacity to dispose of unsaleable items.

Please take a moment to check our list of items that we can’t reclaim through our Textile Recovery Centre, or download our donations guide.

Books, periodicals or magazines
Curtains, sheers and fittings
Soiled or perished materials
Clothing or furniture
Bedding, sheets, pillowcases or blankets
Household appliances and goods
Jewellery making equipment and beads
Paints, glues, brushes, papercraft
Gift boxes and cards
Toy stuffing

Where to find The Nest Haberdashery

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.