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Syarikat Sin Wah – A Sewing Wonderland!

Remember my convertible dress project? Well, the project compounded the urgency for me to get a pair of tailor scissors and I’ve finally found it!

At first I had no idea where to go because I had never been to a shop that sells tailoring stuff in my life. Except for the one that my Mom used to go hem her curtain but it’s too tiny and uninteresting for me to go all the way to Cheras for scissors :P

So thanks goodness for Twitter! All you need to do is just ask!

So yesterday, I made my way to PJ Old Town to find Syarikat Sin Wah. It was located on the row of shoplots just next to McDonalds (imagine if you’re facing the road from Mcdonald’s, the row of shop is on your right).

When I walked into the shop, I was in awe!

Walls of buttons.

Walls of fabrics, threads & laces.

Beaded ribbons.

I wish I could take more pictures but I was afraid that my sniper happy behaviour would make the owners (an old couple) uncomfortable. Lets just say that my pictures are not doing the shop justice. There are so many stuff & tools for craft as well as things for making both malay & chinese weddings favours.

I even saw some faux leather fringes that I think I could work with in some future sewing projects! For a short while, I almost forgot the actual reason I was there…

I asked the aunty what sort of scissors is best for a beginner. She asked me whether I sew curtains or clothes. I said clothes. Then she said I should get something lighter for easy maneuvering although the heavier & more expensive one would last me a long time.

Heeding her advice, I got this pair of beauty:

Only cost me slightly less than RM30.

I can’t wait to go back!!!

No.64, Jalan 1/19, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, D.E, Malaysia.
Petaling Jaya
46000, Malaysia

Tel: 603-77826989
Fax: 603-77823989

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14 Responses to Syarikat Sin Wah – A Sewing Wonderland!

  1. Myhorng February 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    ST, u better watch out. sewing scissors is very sharp 1. can easily cut off anything.

  2. Cheesie February 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    show show show i wanna see ur workkkkk

  3. Shirley February 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    i am so envious of the shops you all have in PJ that sells craft stuff loh. FA and her mom brought me to a couple of craft stores when I was there last month …. I was so thrilled and excited. like a kid in a candystore like that. :P cheaper for me to buy stuff there than in sg :P;p:P

  4. KY February 27, 2010 at 3:54 am #

    so this is like your candy store? :D

  5. Kimberlycun February 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    horng: lolool. yeah, he better watch out!

    cheesie: soon!!

    shirley: more reason for you to come here. hehehehe

    ky: yes!!!

  6. tinytapir March 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    you should check out Fah Num in Petaling street. The fabrics there are amazing. (but pricey). Another good place to buy fabric is online on ebay or etsy.

    You can get sewing notions from Macy’s – also in Petaling street.

  7. thian January 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Dear tinytapir,

    the Fah Num fabric shop at Petaling street, do they have tailor for cheongsam as well? can i have the address? thanks

  8. wqin January 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    do they sell felt fabric?

  9. Claire March 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    OMG this blogpost just made my day! I’m new to PJ and I’m looking for sewing shops like these to get yarn… thank you!!!

  10. rachel December 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Do you know anywhere that sells cheap fabric paints for shirt stencilling?? (:

  11. ureshi December 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    They have online shop now!! I’m so excited!!

  12. Kal April 13, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    I buy lot of my sewing supplies from Handy Trendy SS2 market pj , lot of variety and wholesale price , the lady thr is very freindly . In fact thrs one more in the same shop lot , yee buttons , slightly expensive but huge variety … Yes I totally agree pj got so many places if you a sew enthusiast

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