To find tools:
You will find plenty of super practical things there. Among my favorite tools:
📌 Curved needle (I am totally sold on curved needles. It's super handy for sewing hats, cushions and stuff with a little weird volume)
📌 Transparent ruler (I love this ruler. If you make or alter your patterns, it's essential)
📌 Wax chalk (my favorite tracing tool)
📌 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.
📌 Mini ironing board (it's like a very narrow micro ironing board. Good for pressing sleeves, among other things)
📌 Ironing ham (really handy for ironing curved shapes - like hips and chest)
📌 Teflon paper (I use these sheets a lot when I do vinyl transfers. Or simply to press super delicate fabrics)
My favorite fabric stores:
📌 fabric.com (American web store). I always find a lot of stuff there. My 2 musts:
📌 angry ballerina (Quebec web store). My favorite spot for jersey. You can even order a sample card to check the colors. Super convenient.
📌 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.
📌 C&M Textiles (7500, rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal)
If you are looking for beautiful fancy fabrics, I recommend this place.
📌 Goodman fabrics (7282 rue St-Hubert, Montreal)
A wide variety of fabrics. At a good prices.
📌 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.
📌 Roger fabrics (17975 Rue Charles, Mirabel)
A fairly good variety of fabrics, especially for upholstery and kid printed fabrics.