(London physical shops to follow in separate post, & map, all to make life easier for you to read, and look, all the linkies work this time ;)
Online Suppliers UK
(fast, reliable delivery) this is a list of my most used online sites, besides eBay ;) click the link to see the list:
http://www.jaycotts.co.uk/ – General sewing sundries; mannequins,scissors,tools, thread etc.
thesewingcentre.co.u -Battersea Sewing supplies
(Mainly machines, hard to get to with out car, but they deliver next day)( they have good servicemen recoomendations as well.)
www.sewingmachines.co.uk – Cheap machines, fast delivery, lots of few cheap thread & scissors w/order
craftysewer.com – Industrial machines sales, used/new & repair,don’t be fooled by cutesey craftshome page, they are mainly an industrial machine vendor, just needed to boost their sales/market
www.venacavadesign.co.uk/ – Corsetry Supplier,Patterns, delivery in usually 2-4 days, can expedite shipping overnight if early order
www.banburypostiche.co.uk/ – Full Wig making supplies; blocks, clamps, hooks etc. Fast delivery, can expedite shipping. ( not in central London, but usually standard orders I have r’cd in 3 days)
http://www.folkwear.com/ – Ethnic & historical patterns-US but can be purchased via Vena Cave & other sites, or direct.
http://www.habithat.co.uk/ – Huge selection of traditional,period,costume patterns
http://www.corsetmaking.co.uk/store/ -corset supplies, Patterns
http://www.londonbeadco.co.uk/index.html – beads, some online, most in shop.
http://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk/thestore/ -reliable bridal fabrics
http://www.efoam.co.uk/indexm.html – foam products.
http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/craft-shop/ – general arts/craft supplies
http://www.easyfloristsupplies.co.uk/feathers/cat_88.html – Floral supplies a.k.a. Cheap millinery supplies ;)
http://www.millinerwarehouse.co.uk/ – millinery supplies
http://www.atlantisart.co.uk/ – Art supplies, possibly the most frustrating online catalogue Evah! But brilliant store