Sewing knitting crafting tours of Paris

The tour



 Let me take you to see sewing knitting and needlework shops off the beaten track. 

 You tell me about your interests and I make up a tour for you. 

 I pick you up at your hotel or in a place of your choice.

 We whizz around Paris on foot, and by metro, which can be strenuous as there are 

 lots of stairs and few lifts or escalators.

 A tour takes about four hours and costs 95 euros.

 We shop, look, admire, chat with the shop assistants.

 There's no pressure to buy. 

 Any questions? Contact me at

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   Some examples:

 Sewing and Beading, in Paris for the first time.

  • 9.30am metro from the hotel to the most popular needlecraft shop for beads ,yarn, buttons, trimmings and inspiring ideas
  • metro to a neighbourhood haberdashery for yarn, embroidery,  threads, sewing accessories
  • short bus ride to vintage clothes shops crammed with treasures : garments, shoes , jewellery
  • a short walk to the fabric shopping area to see couture remnants,

   beautiful buttons, leather, African wax, silks , cottons....where I left them to explore.                                  

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 Tour for someone who's done the fabric district before.

  • 9.30 am metro to see bag catches clips handles chains grommets 
  • next stop  the costume makers fabric store​
  • a walk to a sewing cafe for French knits and trims and coffee
  • metro to see couture ends where fashion students get their swatches
  • ​backstreet warehouses for intrepid sewers      


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 Neighbourhood walking tour

  • metro to see Japanese books
  • walk to see handpainted needlepoint canvases, embroidery supplies , bargain yarns,
  • vintage haberdashery store 
  • walk to a vibrant young sewing and knitting emporium
  • walk to see couture silks and woollens                       


Knitting and Crochet Special                                                                                 

  • neighbourhood store for Scandanavian yarns
  • a yarn shop for ends of runs and bargains and chat about crochet
  • small shops to see French mohair, yak, alpaca, Fonty, Valgaudemar, local handspun..
  • ​​the most famous French haberdashery for yarns, trims, beads, buttons, expert advice and queues
  • late lunch in a knitting café


 Time for a break.....

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