General Arts and Crafts Supplies
Boesner (German site, but has lots of pictures)
Unter der Kirche 4, 11th District
Free parking at the store, or take U3 to the Simmering stop.
Boesner is the Mother Ship for arts and crafts supplies. A big-box art supply emporium with every type of materials, especially for drawing and painting. Large framing section. There is even a small café! A free membership card is required for purchases (fill out the form before checking out), and the store does not accept credit cards other than Bank of Austria debit cards.
Creatopia (German site)
Gentzgasse 109, 18th District.
Tram 40 or 41, Gentzgasse stop.
Creatopia is a relatively small crafts store but packed to the rafters with lots of supplies. Nice yarn selection. The owner speaks excellent English.
Hutteldorfer Strasse 87
Large arts and craft supply store also has an online shop.
Yarn and Other Fiber Arts
Knitting (“Stricken”) is very popular in Austria. There are many small yarn and knitting supply shops throughout the city. Look for “Wolle” in the shop name and stacks of pretty yarn in the window! Prices are generally higher than in the US, but the quality is very good. All needle sizes and yarn weights/lengths will be metric but converters can easily be found online. Many yarn shops also offer knitting classes if your German skills are up to it.
A German-language list of yarn shops in Vienna. Click on the left sidebar to sort by district (“Bezirk”).
A German-language article about where to learn to knit in Vienna (use Google Translate for a hilarious but nevertheless informative English version.)
Fabric and Notions
Free parking at the store
Fabric and notions warehouse with several stores in and around Vienna. The biggest and best of these is located about 30 minutes outside town in Kritzendorf just outside Klosterneuberg. Stacks and stacks of discounted upholstery and dressmaking fabrics, notions and supplies, many sold by weight. Lots of fun to plunder through the piles!
Mariahilfer Straße 58
Very large fabric store sells all kinds of fabric. Remnant bins contain a lot of cottons for quilting. Sewing notions as well.
Neulerchenfelder Strasse 65
A- 1160 Wien
Stocks fabric and notions.
Tram 40 or 41, Aumannplatz stop
Stocks mostly cotton fabrics in bright colors for children’s clothing and décor or for quilting.
Stoffsalon has a large selection of many different kinds of fabrics and sewing supplies. Also has an online shop so you can preview their stock before you visit.
Amerlingstraße 8 (in Mariahilf)
Children’s fabrics, appliques, sewing notions, etc. Online shop and (sort-of) English-language website.
Sewing Machine Supplies
Note that fabric stores in Vienna do not typically stock any sewing machine supplies other than needles.
Pfaff supply store also sells accessories for Singer and Husqvarna sewing machines. Most items are located behind the counter, so if you don’t speak much German, bring a picture or description of what you need.
Horváth & Lukács
H-9400, Sopron Színház utca 1.
This shop, located just over the Hungarian border, is a favorite with English-speaking expats in Vienna for affordable, quality framing and art restoration.