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Mill End Store, Milwaukie

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Factory Outlet · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Mill End Store is a family owned made in America success story. Unique and hard to find fabrics are the strength of the business.

Departments include; fashion, bridal/special occasion/theater, home decor, cottons, active wear, notions, trims, yarns and a vast budget annex.

Our associates are specialists in their departments and provide the best customer service.

For your convenience we welcome special orders and swatch service.
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  • This place has more fabric and notions, and more selection than any other store I know of in the Northwest. The staff is very helpful, the products are amazing, and the prices are reasonable.  more »
  • There are probably as many bolts of fabric (per square foot) at Mill End as books are to Powell’s. This place is my go to, for anything I know I need and won’t have to visit more than one place. They....  more »
  • A wonderful old-school fabric store- everything you need for sewing and textile products. There is also the carpet section where I have purchased remnants and bound carpet pieces for entryways. I love wandering around this store- old timey in the best sense meaning lots of friendly people to assist you in your projects- people who know sewing and fabric. Service and settings may have you thinking you were back in the 50s or 60s when there was real customer service- only the fabrics and products they sell are right up to date.
  • There are only a handful of independent fabric stores left in the Portland-metro area. There are other stores that have wonderful fabrics but there is no one with this level of variety. Only Mill End has fabrics for virtually every conceivable use including home decor, upholstery, outdoor, utility, bridal, crafts, quilting, active apparel, suiting/tailoring, costume, and general apparel sewing. They have an excellent range of both basic and high end fabrics. Woven or knit Silk, Wool (and felts), Linen, Cotton (try to find a weave or pattern they don't have), Rayon, Nylon, Polyester, Spandex, Courdura, Cane, Neoprene, Grasses, and tech fabrics are all well represented. I've never special ordered anything from them but I know someone who has and they said it was easy. Their inventory of trim and beading is good but not remarkable. The notions section while well stocked, seems underwhelming in comparison to the fabric. They have an adequate amount of craft supplies (I was surprised and disappointed by the total lack of dyeing and fabric paints). I cannot recall if they carry yarns and floss for needle crafts. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. In my opinion the strike a balance between some fabric stores that treat you like are a Saint Bernhard in an antique store and other stores that are so short staffed that it is almost impossible to find someone to take your money. If you love (or even like) fabric then Mill End is (one of) the best place(s) to shop.

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