My recommendations for sewing

To find tools:

The Espace Fabrik online store

You will find plenty of super practical things there. Among my favorite tools:

πŸ“Œ Cutting mat and Rotary knife (an essential duo for light fabrics)

πŸ“Œ Curved needle (I am totally sold on curved needles. It's super handy for sewing hats, cushions and stuff with a little weird volume)

πŸ“Œ Transparent ruler (I love this ruler. If you make or alter your patterns, it's essential)

πŸ“Œ Wax chalk (my favorite tracing tool)

πŸ“Œ Bias flip (If you often flip casing  - like spaghetti straps, for example - this is the kind of tool that will make your life easier)

Espace Fabrik also sells thread, velcro, elastic, sewing machine needles, etc.

For ironing:

πŸ“Œ Mini ironing board (it's like a very narrow micro ironing board. Good for pressing sleeves, among other things)

πŸ“Œ Ironing ham (really handy for ironing curved shapes - like hips and chest)

πŸ“Œ Teflon paper (I use these sheets a lot when I do vinyl transfers. Or simply to press super delicate fabrics)

My favorite fabric stores:

Online

πŸ“Œ fabric.com (American web store). I always find a lot of stuff there. My 2 musts:

πŸ“Œ angry ballerina (Quebec web store). My favorite spot for jersey. You can even order a sample card to check the colors. Super convenient.

In Montreal

πŸ“Œ Ultratext (7186 rue St-Hubert, Montreal)

THE spot to buy ribbons, lace, zippers, eyelets, and a lot of other stuff. At a very cheap price.

πŸ“Œ C&M Textiles (7500, rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal)

If you are looking for beautiful fancy fabrics, I recommend this place.

πŸ“Œ Goodman fabrics (7282 rue St-Hubert, Montreal)

A wide variety of fabrics. At a good prices.

πŸ“Œ Tonitex ( 9630 boul St-Laurent, Montreal )

A large warehouse, open to the public. I love the wide variety of fabrics they have. And I like that they offer prices for large quantities.

Laurentians

πŸ“Œ Roger fabrics (17975 Rue Charles, Mirabel)

A fairly good variety of fabrics, especially for upholstery and kid printed fabrics.