I brought a reasonable supply stash with me from Australia but am always looking for places to buy firstly ‘what I need’ and more interestingly, ‘what I didn’t know I needed, but really must have’
I’m hoping to find more in the Indian interesting category and I found this shop a few streets away from our house
I’ve been twice now, returning with my Bangalore sewing buddy, and it’s quite the treasure. The two shopkeepers let us go inside to rummage around, and for once having someone present us with random items in their shop is a wonderful thing!
Most of the cotton lining fabrics you can see are 35 rupees a metre (approx $0.70 aussie/US). They also had pure silk for 200 and satin for 140 ($4 and $2.80)
Zips were available in a rainbow of colours but invisible zips in a smaller range. On returning for my second visit they had sourced more – and at 20 rupees each, I bought quite a few.
A funny anecdote – I asked for different sizes of the invisible zips and they looked at me quite puzzled – and told me to simply trim the zip to size. In Australia zip prices vary by length from approx $2 to $4, so you buy according to your need. I managed to explain this to them with the help of google and they thought this was hilarious – ‘why keep so much stock?’ they asked. Good question!
I’ve already used one zip and will take photos of my new dress today and my girls will be beading and bracelet making
This is more what I had in mind when I moved to India