If you love quilting and sewing, we probably also share a love for good fabric shops. And for fabric shopping!
Check out the best online fabric stores you must see - I will be adding links for fabric deals and my favorite fabric shops, so make sure to take a look!
From local gems and a few of my sewing friends' favorites to international finds, I've got your fabric shopping needs covered. Let's dive into the wonderful realm of online fabric shopping!
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Best Online Fabric Stores
Find out which are the best fabric stores online to buy fabric from, these are a must-see! I will be listing any special offers and deals as they are published, so make sure to bookmark this post so you have it at hand at ALL times.
Sometimes, you need a specific fabric for your project that you don't have at hand. And sometimes, all you need is a bit of pampering and some eye candy. Trust me, both reasons are totally valid to visit a good (and I say a good!) online fabric store.
Here's my list of terrific fabric shops you'll just have to see. Explore the colorful, whimsical, modern, and classic prints, find some haberdashery, bag hardware, or interfacing for your next project. And make sure to let me know which one is your favorite!
You'll notice quite a few groups here: the big online fabric stores - these carry not just fabric but also bag hardware, sewing patterns, both digital and printed, and basically everything a sewist might wish for. And there are small businesses, I'm adding them as I discover them. Find what's best for you.
My Top Picks
- Etsy - so many small business fabric shops - find my top Etsy favorites below.
- Miss Matatabi - my top pick for 'something new' category! (stunning, vibrant Japanese prints!)
- mood fabrics - great search options: you can shop by skill level, type of project, and - yep, there are quizzes that will help you shop!
- Amazon - now includes the renowned fabric.com, with great deals and a wide selection. (see a buying tip further below)
- Joann.com - convenience: huge deals, and great both for general crafts and sewing.
- Emmaline Bags - totally biased: LOVE their high-quality hardware (but they sell fabric too!)
US online shops list:
Some of my and your favorite fabric stores in the US with international shipping. To start with,
- Fat Quarter Shop - keep an eye out for their 24-hour flash sales here
- Hawthorne Supply
- mood fabrics - you can search the shop by skill level, type of project, and more.
- Fabricworm - they carry a large selection of organic cotton
- Spoonflower - fabric printed on demand, unique designs from independent artists worldwide
- Hancocks of Paducah (US. Do you visit fabric shops while you travel? THIS ONE!)
- Marshall Dry Goods (US)
- Sincerely Rylee Fabrics - US, shipping internationally. Check out their French Terry collection!
- Stash Fabrics, based in Alpharetta, GA
- Fabric Wholesale Direct (they also sell Ottertex waterproof canvas)
- Knitfabric (garment fabric!)
- Blue Moon Fabrics - swimwear, activewear, dancewear, and couture fabric
A few of Asia's hidden treasures!
Etsy Fabric Shops I love
I won't be able to do them all justice, so try this general Etsy fabric shops link and see which one is the closest to you - the shipping costs will be lower: fabric on Etsy
So, just a quick, tiny list - my favorite Etsy shops include:
- Cali Quilt Co - a great shop with an incredible number of fabric sales and great reviews, for good reason. The largest and highest-volume fabric shop on all of Etsy. This is the former StitchStashDiva, and still run by Tayva & Joe!
- Fabric Fetish based in US - super kind and always happy to help (even when I messed up my order) They also have their own fabric shop site.
- Stitchesngiggles4U - Utah-based, tons of ..ohh gorgeous fabric!
- Materialgirlchic - I love how many new collections you can buy as pre-order. I especially love to look for the newest Riley Blake Designs collections here.
- I've also ordered from the Germany-based shop, Stofftante. Loved the experience and the top-quality zippers too.
Let me pause here, we have a lot of other shops to cover 🙂 Even if online, sometimes you'll want to shop in those that are closer to you, to keep shipping costs, shipping time, and carbon footprint as low as possible. This is why I arranged the next few groups of online fabric shops by region and continent. First, the British fabric stores:
UK online fabric shops:
These are the fabric stores UK sewists will know - but if you're new to buying fabric online and UK-based, this list can help you find the most reliable online places to get you started on your fabric journey. I am particularly fond of the second one in the list (my orders came in really quickly, from UK to Slovenia):
- Minerva is a well-known UK based shop with tons of fabric and crafts supplies. Patterns too.
- Plush Addict - based on my purchases, I'll mark them for good customer service and fast shipping.
- Sewhot, UK based. Offers both fabric and bag hardware, including Emmaline bags.
- Tania Fabric (and Tania Fabrics FB group) is another great site for buying fabrics but also bag hardware, interfacing, zips etc. The shop was sold a while ago and is now owned by Sarah Tuft, Sew and So Crafty
- Cotton Patch (quilters will know it!)
- The Sewing Studio (quilting fabric)
Other European fabric shops online:
Driessen Stoffen (the Netherlands)
(about to add, researching...)
Canada fabric shops online:
- DinkyDoo - specializes in quilting fabric
- Emmaline Bags - well-known for top-notch bag hardware but they sell fabric too!
- Mad About Patchwork, Canada-based
- Blackbird Fabrics - a large collection of fabrics
- Prairie Love Knits - absolutely visit if you're looking for garment fabric!
- Funky Monkey Fabrics (Canada)
- Becks Fabric (Canada)
- Sew Sisters (quilt shop)
Australia fabric shops online
I haven't purchased from any of these Australian stores yet, but wanted to give you a few well-known and prominent names and options to buy fabric online - or in their brick-and mortar stores - if you live in Australia.
- Inklings and the Kraken Fabrics - original, beautiful custom prints, a small biz shop run by Jodie - take a look at the vibrant prints!
- The Fabric Store (both brick-and-mortar stores in Australia and an online fabric shop that's pretty popular in Australia)
- Tessuti Fabrics (Sydney, Melbourne) stocks gorgeous designer fabrics.
- Nerida Hansen - I'm smitten by their abstract fabric designs, but they have lots more!
- Draper’s Fabrics - also an online store, stocking materials for dress-makers who love silk, wool, and cotton
- If you're looking to get linen, of all the fabric stores to order online, check out the Australian Potter & Co - in western Australia specializes in linens milled exclusively for their customers
- Injalak Arts (Northern Australia) is an Aboriginal-owned arts centre with a collection of cottons, silks, and linens designed by talented Indigenous artists. (I looked up 'injalak' , it means 'shelter'.)
About Joann fabric stores
I'll make it short: Joann's is super popular, for two reasons: (a) a huge collection of everything a sewist needs, and (b) both online and brick-and-mortar Joanns offer big discounts, so you'll want to check out both:
Joanne Online store:
Make sure to browse the weekly ad before you shop. Check out the current joanne fabric discounts before you start shopping - they change weekly, and some are only available in the online shop. Always check out Joann coupons page for new offers every month - turning fabric shopping into a true bargain!
And, you'll get even more coupons emailed to you when you sign up for Joann emails.
Locations: where are Joann fabric stores?
If you are looking for Joanne brick-and-mortar stores, here's how to find the nearest Joanns fabric store.
And since Joann's brick-and-mortar stores offer (different) huge discounts, too, it pays off to research your options there too. If there is a Joannes fabric shop nearby, make sure to visit and check to bring your coupons with you!
Of all fabric store discount codes, the Joann's discounts are best-known for huge savings in their stores.
Seriously. Never shop without a Joanns coupon.
TIP: Also, you should know that Joann will price match certain items sold by competitors - including some online competitors! Here's more information about Joanns' price-match policy.
All in all, Joann's fabric store should definitely be on your radar! They offer a huge variety and unbeatable discounts. Check their website and weekly ad for special deals, and don't forget to sign up for their emails to receive exclusive coupons.
Helpful Tips on Fabric Buying
Is it cheaper to buy fabric online or in a store? Is it cheaper to buy fabric online?
Buying fabric online can be cheaper than buying it in a store because online retailers have lower overhead costs and can offer lower prices. Some people prefer to shop online for convenience and variety, while others prefer to shop in a store to be able to see and touch the fabric. You'll need to consider this too.
How can you tell good quality fabric?
There are several ways to tell if a fabric is of good quality or not. Some of the factors are:
- high-quality materials used. Natural fibers such as cotton, silk, wool, and linen are usually more expensive and durable than some synthetic fibers such as polyester.
- The texture of the fabric. High-quality fabrics should have a smooth, soft, and luxurious feel that is pleasant to touch.
- Usually, a dense weave is a mark of high quality. No irregular gaps between fibers!
- Vibrant colors. The colors should not bleed or fade with washing, or exposure to light.
More to be added.
How to store fabric?
The fact is, if you buy fabric, you will need to store it too. And if you're like me, you might have accumulated a bit too much fabric. So, here's a handful of fabric storage tips that will help with smart fabric storage.
What happened to fabric.com?
Fabric.com used to be one of the go-to online fabric shops for many.
But because the fabric.com shop was bought by amazon, and then shut down, amazon now sells fabric directly. Check out the fabric on Amazon - they often feature sales and discounts, making it a favorite among budget-conscious crafters.
Especially if you have Prime - get free shipping!
While I do have an entire how to choose interfacing guide here at Applegreen Cottage, I'll just add a little list here to help you out:
Interfacing And Stabilizers
- if you shop for top interfacing brands, always check if there's a deal on interfacing at Joann (see above!)
- Gotinterfacing (get Wovenfuse!)
- Wovenfix at Serial Bagmakers
- mid-weight woven interfacing - my fav is Vilene G700, equivalent to Pellon SF101
- Sew Fuse - excellent replacement of SF101,
- Fusible fleece (low loft) - Vilene H630 or Pellon 987F, and for high loft, Vilene H640
- Heat'n'Bond by Thermoweb has low-loft and high-loft fusible fleece too
- Bag maker? You know ByAnnie.com and their Soft'N'Stable foam stabilizer. Annie Unrein, the owner, also created one of the best bagmaking classes online - I'll always recommend this one.
- absolutely recommend: Vilene Style-Vil, might be a tiny bit thinner than Soft'N'Stable foam
- Decovil Light. Love it!
- Pellon Peltex - super stiff, see it here.
- my favorite thermal batting: Insul Bright by the Warm Company
- my favorite 100% cotton batting: Pellon's Wrap-N-Zap
Nearly all of these are the products I buy, use, and recommend. Actually, a lot more of them, for a full list of interfacings and comparisons (and my tips and reviews), also check out the bagmaking tips.
Where to buy vinyl for bagmaking
Just a start, but I'll be adding to this one a lot!
- Zipper Valley - they carry gorgeous printed vinyl for bags!
- Itchin' To Get Stitchin' CustomFabric (custom fabric, amazing vinyl! )
- More Me Know (Lauren Mormino) (US)
Best Fabric Manufacturers
And the best for last, fabric manufacturing companies! I wanted to give this part a different title.. like 'Gorgeous Fabric Prints that Won't Let Me Sleep!' LOL, just partly kidding. Honestly, nothing prettier than browsing a new lookbook for the next season's fabric collections. Agree? Join me!
A list of some of my favorite fabric manufacturers - amazing designs!
- Riley Blake Designs - Where To Buy RBD Fabric
- Free Spirit Fabrics - Who doesn't know Tula Pink (loving her About page), or Kaffee Fasset! - where to buy
- Dear Stella Fabrics - where to buy fabric
- Windham Fabrics - Where To Buy Windham fabric collections
- Art Gallery Fabrics - Where To Buy Art Gallery fabric
- Tula Pink
- Liberty London
- Andover Fabrics - Andover fabric store locator
- Ruby Star Society (one of my favorite stories on the net) and
- Moda Fabrics - store locator
- FIGO (Northcott)
- Henry Glass - where to buy
- Cotton And Steel
- Robert Kaufmann - Where To Buy
- Cloud 9 Fabrics
- Benartex (Contempo!)
- Hoffman Fabrics
- QT Fabrics
- Lecien Fabric - where to buy
- Dashwood Studio - UK based
- Lewis & Irene - new to me- UK based. Small company and beautiful fabric.
And this last list was, I honestly admit, just for me to be able to go swooning over all the pretty new collections. Now, make me a cup of coffee and go do some browsing. You can tell my coffee breaks must be loong, right? And probably it turns out I need more fabric. Again 🙂
Happy fabric hunting, and don't forget to share your favorite stores with me!
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