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by Tania (subscribe)
I am a musician/journalist based in West Yorkshire; find me online at www.taniajacquier.com
Published July 7th 2017
There's just 'sew' much choice
Queensgate Indoor Market is one of the landmarks of Huddersfield, and it houses some awesome stalls/shops.

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Welcome to Queensgate Market


One of the hidden gems of Queensgate Market is Samuel Taylor's Button Box, haberdasher extraordinaire.

Unfailingly popular with the Fashion and Textiles students at the University, the Button Box also has much to offer to any seamstress or tailor, no matter how amateur. The store appears small from the outside, but inside it TARDISes into an Aladdin's cave of fabrics, threads, buttons and ribbons, with everything from cross-stitching aida to silk fat quarters; pinking shears to latch-hooks.

The prices are very reasonable, especially the 10% student discount, but my favourite part is the sale racks, which are just outside the shop. You never know what you're going to find; I have found cotton quilting fabrics, polyester knits, woollen tweed, scarf 'silks', furnishing fabrics, and a plethora of other things, at prices as low as 1 a metre.

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The sale racks - a real treasure trove


There is also the 'ends' box inside, as well as the ribbons box, which house the end-of-roll/reel fabrics and ribbons and can be very good prices.

If you're looking for something more obscure, it's worth checking out the back wall, where there are various things like stamps, fabric inks, stick-on gems, cross-stitch card kits, latch-hook rug kits, quilting paraphernalia; in short, a well-stocked haberdashery.

The staff are always very willing to help, and happy to advise on anything you're unsure about; if they don't know the answer, then another member of staff will, and between them they are very knowledgeable about pretty much every area of fabric-related handicrafts.

My Grandad has only been to Huddersfield once, 20 years ago, but every time I see him he reminisces about finding a particular type of buckle (which my Grandmother had been searching for to finish a project) at the Button Box, so they obviously made an impression, and come highly recommended!

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Why? For everything you need in haberdashery and sewing supplies
When: 9am - 5:30pm, Monday - Saturday, and Sundays once a month
Phone: Phone number for the market: 01484 225930
Where: Queensgate Indoor Market, Huddersfield
Cost: Very reasonable
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