Driessenstoffen is an online fabric store with a warehouse in Udenhout, the Netherlands. The online store supplies many types of fabrics at cheap prices and is clearly focused on the lower price range of the market. We have bought a lot of fabrics and we are satisfied with the service and fabrics.
Driessen is a Dutch company but the international costumers have found Driessenstoffen as well. On the right-top-side of the website the customer can choose the flags which are symbols for the language: Dutch, English, French and German. If you have a question: just mail the customer-service.
Website and search terms
The website is loud and clear and well-arranged. An eye-catacher is the menu 'by price': fabrics for 1 euro, 2 euros to 8 euros. Great deals, if you are on a limited budget or you need to buy fabrics in bulk. Or if the price is more important than the quality, characteristics or color of the fabric.
Under the menu bar 'products' the fabrics are classified or, for example, Sale, fashion fabrics, basic fabrics, children's fabrics, jersey fabrics and haberdashery. Here are subdivisions per fabric type. After this you can sort per fabric by name or price. Further filters are not possible. If you are looking for a fabric by color or specific property, you can always do this under the search bar.
For example: search term: green and you get all the green fabrics. Or: stretch: all stretchy fabrics will be shown.
But the search options are limited. However, the online store also has a limited range, so viewing everything fabric available is easy.
Are beautiful fabrics really that cheap? Yes, you might find some beautiful fabrics with a very low price.
For our Chanel-style jackets we regularly bought beautiful wool-mix, bouclé fabrics and for the linings: silky satin or charmeuse tricot.
For bouclé fabrics, take a look at the category: jacquard fabrics and the 8 euro price packs category. You can also enter 'bouclé' in the search bar.
Silk fabrics are unfortunately not available, but Silky satin is a very fine fabric for lining (a bit more difficult to sew) and charmeuse tricot lining fabrics are also a great alternative. Especially if you are looking for a stretchy lining fabric.
Shipping costs: "Your package will be sent using the DPD parcel service. Delivery rates can be found in the "shipping costs" table below. We will start processing your order immediately after you have placed it. We aim to ship your order within 1 to 2 business days. You will receive an email as soon as your order is ready for shipment. Although our prices are low, we will pay the delivery costs if your order is more than €50. This only applies to deliveries within the Netherlands. Shipping costs: The Netherlands € 4.95,
Belgium € 4.95, Germany € 4.95, Luxembourg € 6.95, France € 8.95, UK € 9.95, Austria € 7.95.
Please note: you may monitor your package via the email with the track and trace code that we will send you. Once your package is delivered to a DPD parcel store, you have 7 days to collect it from there. We are required to charge you a return fee if you do not pick up your package on time, as we incur shipping costs if we need to resend the package. We are also unable to refund the purchase amount of your order. This also applies to incorrect address details. Please check all your details so that DPD is able to deliver the package correctly and do not have to return it to us."
The ordered fabrics are packed in a thick sturdy black plastic bag and fortunately this package arrives well ordered. In a bag, however, the substances can be quite mixed up and which is not pleasant. Fortunately, that only happened once. Of course it also depends on the type of fabric. Tulle is easy to fold in meters and stays neat. A smooth fabric such as silky satin or stretch lace is not easy to fold neatly, and transport in an 'orderly' manner is almost impossible.
We are satisfied with the fabrics, the service and the website with limited options and offers, but cheap and great (basic) fabrics.
We recommend this online fabric store especially if you need large quantities of fabric, the (low) price is important or if you are looking for basic fabrics.
Fabrics make you happy. That's a fact. This may not apply to everyone, but it certainly applies to every seamstress. A stash fabrics is a wonderful 'thing' to own. It keeps you sewing or planning the next sewing project!
Where do you buy fabric nowadays?
There used to be fabric stores in every medium-sized city. Sometimes large, deep buildings with lots of tables full of fabrics, or small shops with limited but up-to-date stock. The newest trends and the newest fashion fabrics. It is (or was) always great to look for beautiful fabrics or an affordable coupon.
Unfortunately, there are only a few physical fabric stores in the Netherlands. Mainly in the big cities, which are not accessible to everyone.
Markets and fabric events
But there are still the markets and fabric events. Or sometimes you can but fabrics at pop-up stores. But, since February 2020, because of the corona-crisis, these markets, fabric events and pop-up stores are forbidden because of the large public and the danger of infections spreading around..
We all hope that the fabric events and markets will come back as soon as possible, because nothing is as fun as a fabric event where you can buy the most beautiful fabrics or find just what you have been looking.
The fabric stores are mostly still open, but it is advisable to check their policy about opening hours and corona-rules.
You can buy happiness,