Winmil Fabrics

(617) 542-1815

111 Chauncy St, Boston, MA | Directions   02111

42.352855 -71.061126

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More Categories: Fabric, Quilting & Needlework

Drape & Curtain Products: Drapery Fabric

Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Central, Downtown, Chinatown / Leather District


Reviews for Winmil Fabrics

over a year ago

Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. I went on my lunch hour, thinking that I would get exactly what I wanted in a little bit of time. I could not have been more wrong. When I walked in there were three salespeople (one man and two women), and they were all talking to one customer. I stood patiently waiting to be waited on. And I waited and I waited. Finally after about 2-3 minutes, I walked over to the one woman who was not behind the cutting counter. I asked her about faux fur fabric. All of the faux fur was on the top shelf closest to the ceiling, and she was more than taken aback because she needed a stepstool to reach what I wanted to purchase. It wasn’t my fault that Winmil has that particular fabric on shelves that customers cannot reach. After finding what I wanted at a cost of $16.99 per yard, she asked me how much I needed. I asked for 3/4 of a yard. She told me that she needed to measure the piece and if there “weren’t enough on the bolt,” she would not sell me what I wanted. Sure enough, the piece was 1 3/4" yards, and she refused to cut it. If the fabric on the bolt could not be cut, why wasn’t it with the remnants? She told me it was all or nothing. I opted for nothing.

I will never go back to Winmil Fabric again.

over a year ago

Love this place! – A few years back I stumbled upon this place and I've been hooked ever since. It's not always consistent in terms of stock, but I inevitably find something cool everytime I go. The staff knows sewing and is fantastic about helping customers come up with ideas and work-arounds.

As for the reviewer who complained about having t'o show ID... it's store policy. Pay with a credit card and they ask for ID. I'm a white girl and I've been in the place more times than I can count; they still ask for my ID if I hand them a credit card. They do it across the board, making it equitable and certainly no reason to get your knockers in a knot.

Bonus for cat lovers... The store is home to an adorably lazy feline who lounges around on the flat folds all day. Gotta love that!

over a year ago

If I was a white person, I will give this shop 5 stars – I've been there few times, the shops is nice and the fabric is affordable.

There are 2 people works there, one of them asked me for my ID, which I've never saw her do it to other people. I was of course very offended. If you are white, you will recommend this, but I'm not and only reason I go there is just not too many shops carry so many fabrics, notions.

P.S. One other person is very nice, I will try go to her from now on..

over a year ago

Great place! – All the employees I've met at the store are extremely useful with suggestions. The prices arent bad and the clearance section is wonderful. There are also used patterns.

over a year ago

Chince in Chinatown – Some great bargains and friendly staff (but don't ask for too many samples!) This is a good bet for central boston/chinatown


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