A CRAFTER’S GUIDE TO SEATTLE
Shop for your craft supplies using this map of my favorite stores in Seattle.

Seattle

Crafter’s Guide to Seattle

This is my first edition of a Crafter’s Guide to Seattle. Whether it is fabric, yarn, beads, glue, or plain old inspiration…this guide lists all my favorite places to shop for craft materials in the area. The guide lists the shops out by neighborhood to help you find what you’re looking for. If you are familiar with Seattle you might have visited these places before, and if you are NOT familiar with Seattle hopefully this will aid you on your next visit. :)

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BALLARD

1  Tea Cozy Yarn Shop

If you are a knitter this is where you find all types of yarn, needles, notions and patterns.
5816 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 · (206) 783-3322

2  Dry Goods Design

Enter through the Anchored Ship Coffee Bar, up the stairs in the back, you’ll find the sweetest gem of a fabric store. Not only do they carry beautiful and unique fabric, they offer really amazing classes as well.
5308 Ballard Ave NW, Studio 1, Seattle, WA 98107 · (206) 535-6950

3  Lucca

Every time I walk into this store I feel transported to Paris. I don’t know what it is, but I love this store! They carry all kinds of gifts, decor, and paper goods. I always find a little treasure here.
5332 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 · (206) 782-7337

4  Midnight Blossom

If you are making a terrarium this is the place to visit. They have an extremely good (and healthy) selection of succulents and tropicals. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly too!
1101 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107 · (206) 876-0226

 

FREMONT

5  District Fabric

I drove past this store for months before I was able to stop in for a visit. A boutique fabric store that carries fabric from all over the world. Beautiful wools and silks that you can’t find at your run of the mill fabric store.
513 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 · (206) 258-2446

 

WALLINGFORD

6  Fusion Beads

I love this bead store. They not only have a huge selection of beads, but their classes are fantastic. You can purchase entire projects from their website, including downloadable instructions and techniques. I always refer to their site when I’m creating jewelry.
3830 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 · (206) 782-4595

7  Paper Delights

This store looks as beautiful as the items they carry. Cards, gifts, paper and invitations. If you are a paper whore you must stop here.
2205 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103 · (206) 547-1002

 

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

8  Artist and Craftsman Supply

I only discovered this art shop about a year ago. It’s easy to miss because it’s tucked underneath PetCo in the basement. There is easy parking across from the entrance. It’s a little dark and strange as you walk in, but make sure you walk all the way to the back where they keep all the framing and paper supplies.
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 · (206) 545-0091

9  University Bookstore

This might seem like an odd place to go for craft supplies, but if you go to the basement level of the store, you will find their Art department. I spent A LOT of money here in college, but I find that they always have a good selection of paper here. They carry a little bit of everything…to help satisfy that crazy art student. :) Plus you can always visit their art book section to gather some inspiration or instructional books.
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 · (206) 634.3400

10  Paper Source

The University Village location is smaller than their Bellevue store, but it’s still an amazing place to find paper, ribbon, cards, stamping supplies, and paper crafts.
2623 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105 · (206) 523-3683

11  Ravenna Gardens

This is not your typical garden shop. This local shop carries a ton of cool containers, gifts and decor.
2600 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105 · (206) 729-7388

12  Acorn Street Shop

Tucked away just north of University Village is this great neighborhood knitting shop.
2818 NE 55th St, Seattle, WA 98105 · (206) 525-1726

 

MAPLELEAF

13  Home Cake

I have a hard time describing this store. Only that you can go into this store with the craziest cake idea and come out with all of the supplies. Don’t be scared by the environment…the owner is super helpful and is extremely knowledgeable.
9514 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 · (206) 522-4300

14  Beadworld

This great bead shop is next to the Home Cake shop so you can hit up both. They have a very large selection of beads and fasteners.
9524 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 · (206) 523-0530

 

NORTHGATE

15  Pacific Fabrics

This is my go-to fabric store. They not only carry a good selection of upholstery fabrics, they have a good selection of craft supplies in the back of the store.
838 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125 · (206) 362-0111

 

DOWNTOWN

16  Design Within Reach

Classic modern furniture store. You might not stop in for craft supplies, but go visit to surround yourself with the classics and be inspired by the greats.
Temporary Location: 1220 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 · (206) 443-9900

17  Paper Hammer

With their studios based out of Tieton, WA., this brick and mortar store is filled with some amazing letterpress and book-binding goods. Letterpress gives me goose bumps!
1400 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 · (206) 682-3820

18  Peter Miller Books

Boutique book store featuring architecture, interior design, graphic design, and landscape design books. Whether you come here for browsing or purchasing, you will always leave with inspiration. Employees are very knowledgeable, so don’t be afraid to ask what you are looking for.
2326 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 · (206) 441-4114

19  Uwajimaya

Not only is this a grocery store, they also carry a great selection of Asian gifts and home goods. Next door is the Kinokuniya Bookstore where you can find all the washi tape and paper goods that you would want.
600 5th Ave S Ste 100, Seattle, WA, 98104 · (206) 624-6248

 

CAPITOL HILL

20  Blick Art Materials

Like Daniel Smith, this is a good resource for traditional art supplies. However, they carry some unique materials for crafting. Parking is a little difficult on the street, but they validate in the parking garage below the store.
1600 Broadway Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 · (206) 324-0750

21  Elliott Bay Book Company

This longtime local bookstore moved from Pioneer Square to Capital Hill in 2010. Stop here to browse your favorite subject whether its crafting, art, gardening or cooking. They host many author book signings during the year, so check their website for the latest. A bonus is they have a cute little café in the back of the store!
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 · (206) 624-6600

22  Cone & Steiner

My cohort in crafting, Cathie of tinsel + trim, introduced me to this shop on Capitol Hill. I immediately fell in love. It’s a small niche market that carries unique food and gift items. You can even sit at the end of the bar and enjoy a drink!
532 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 · (206) 585-1928

 

SODO

23  Daniel Smith

If you are looking more traditional artist supplies this is one of the go-to places in Seattle. They also do alot of demos, so check their website for the latest.
4150 First Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 · (206) 223-9599

24  Packaging Specialties

This is a great location for large quantities of ribbon, bags, gift packaging, accessories, and invitation components. I always walk out of this store with something…especially if I’m throwing a party!
515 S Michigan St, Seattle, WA 98108 · (206) 762-0540

 

Like I mentioned earlier, this is my first edition to this guide. If you have favorite shops you always visit, I’d love to hear about them. Please leave a comment with the name of the shop, and I’ll add them to the map for the next version! Thanks, and happy shopping!

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14 responses

  1. Thank you for adding in Maple Leaf! We often get left out, but both of these locations are great! The map is gorgeous too. Thanks for posting this! I will be checking out some new locations!

  2. Made Sewing Studio in Greenwood is great for classes and studio time with a serger!

    The Fiber Galley, also in Greenwood, has a great selection if yarn and patterns.

    1. Thanks Adina! I haven’t heard of either of those places, but I’m definitely going to check them out! I don’t have a serger either…so maybe I need to take a class. :)

  3. I would love to see Ugly Baby & LaRu included. Not only do they sell their own handmade goods there, but they have a wonderful selection of DIY kits. I have purchased the loveliest embroidery kits from them. They also host great craft events, like visiting craft authors and the annual Etsy party. I always send friends to them when they visit Seattle and get great reports back. They have a wonderful location in Pike’s Place Market and folks always enjoy visiting there. Full disclosure – I know the owners, but only because we connected through our love of handmade!

  4. Great list. Have some crafty friends visiting from England. I know they’ll love this! Hope you’ll expand this to the eastside, maybe with a collaborator?

  5. Thanks for putting together this list! Definitely a couple of new places for us to check out. Wanted to suggest a couple of West Seattle places (gotta represent for our hood!) for you to check out as well as another SODO store.

    In West Seattle, we love Seattle Yarn for our crochet and knitting supplies. Their yarn selection is like walking into your own personal stash and they have a ton of buttons and other needlearts supplies.

    Also in West Seattle is West Seattle Fabric Company. Monica has a FAB selection of fabrics and quilting supplies. We love the vibe of the store!

    In SODO is Pacific Fabrics and Crafts. This warehouse style location has a TON of supplies from fashion and craft fabrics to needlearts supplies, craft goodies, interior and exterior design fabrics and upholstery… seriously… this place is a treasure trove of a store.

    That’s all of our suggestions. LOL Thanks again for making this guide. We will definitely check out some of the places we haven’t been before.

    talk to you soon…
    SMB

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