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Online Shopping and Resource Guide

Here's a list of online fabric retailers organized by product category to get you started in your search for great fabric and supplies online. There are plenty of other great stores that aren't on this list...yet. We'll be updating the list regularly, so be sure to let us know if there's a great online fabric store you know of and we'll add it to the list.

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Manne-King, Inc. - http://www.manne-king.com/store/dress-form.html
Manne-King, Inc. has been providing dress forms for over 25 years. We supply dress forms for the beginning dressmaker as well as professional dress forms the clothing manufacturing industry. We are a family owned business that puts customer satisfaction as our #1 goal and we welcome your questions. Explore our website for hundreds of clothing display products.

 

 

SCHMETZ - www.SCHMETZneedles.com
SCHMETZ, the world's favorite sewing machine needle has a needle for every sewing application.  SCHMETZ works with all home sewing machine brands.  Find SCHMETZ at machine dealers and fabric shops.

NOTIONS
A Great Notion Sewing Supply Ltd. (Canada) - http://www.AGreatNotion.com
Britex - http://www.ShopBritexNotions.com
ClothingLabels4u.com - http://www.clothinglabels4u.com
Clotilde - http://www.Clotilde.com
Cutting-Mats.net - http://www.cutting-mats.net
Friends Fabric Art - http://www.FriendsFabricArt.com
Nancy's Notions - http://www.NancysNotions.com
Manhattan Wardrobe Supply - http://www.wardrobesupplies.com 
M&J Trimming - http://www.MJTrim.com

DRESS FORMS
Dress Rite Forms - http://www.dressriteforms.com
Fabulous Fit - http://www.FabulousFit.com
Manne-King, Inc. - http://www.manne-king.com
My Twin Dressforms - http://www.MyTwinDressforms.com 
PGM Dress Forms - http://www.PGMDressform.com
Wolf Forms - http://www.WolfForm.com

FABRICS (general)
Apple Annie Fabrics - http://www.AppleAnnieFabrics.com
B&J Fabrics - http://www.BAndJFabrics.com
Banberry Place - http://www.BanberryPlace.com
Banksville Designer Fabrics - http://www.BanksvilleDesignerFabrics.com
Britex Fabrics - http://www.BritexFabrics.com
Caledonia Fabrics - http://www.CaledoniaFabrics.com/
CityCraft - http://www.CityCraftOnline.com/
The Cloth Merchants - http://TheClothMerchants.com/
The Common Thread - http://CommonThreadFabric.com/
Contemporary Cloth - http://www.ContemporaryCloth.com
Creating Everyday - http://www.MarcyTilton.com
Cynthia's Fine Fabrics - http://www.CynthiasFineFabrics.com/
Denver Fabrics - http://www.DenverFabrics.com
Delectable Mountain Cloth - http://www.DelectableMountain.com
Designer Fabrics Online - http://www.DesignerFabrics.ca
Dharma Trading Co. - http://www.DharmaTrading.com
Discount Fabrics USA - http://www.DiscountFabricsUSACorp.com
Distinctive Fabric Superstore - http://www.DistinctiveFabric.com
Dollar Fabric - http://www.DollarFabric.com
Elegance Fabrics - http://www.EleganceFabrics.com
Elfriede's Fine Fabrics - http://www.ElfriedesFineFabrics.com/
Elliott Berman Textiles - http://www.ElliottBermanTextiles.com
Emma One Sock - http://www.EmmaOneSock.com
Fabric.com: The Fabric Club - http://www.FabricClub.com
Fabric Corner - http://www.TheFabricCorner.com
Fabric Depot - http://www.FabricDepot.com
Fabric Direct - http://www.FabricDirect.com
Fabric Divas - http://www.FabricDivas.com
Fabric & Fabrics - http://www.Fabrics-Fabrics.com
Fabric Gallery - http://fabricgallery.net/
Fabric Indulgence and Art Supply - http://www.FabricAndArt.com/
Fabric Mart - http://www.FabricMartFabrics.com
Fabric Place Basement - http://www.FabricPlaceBasement.com/
Fabrications - http://www.FabricationsOnline.com
Fabrics on Mill Street - http://www.FabricsOnMillSt.com
Fabrics Unlimited - http://www.FabricsUnlimited.net
Fabrique Fabrics - FabriqueFabrics.com
Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops - http://FairytaleFrocksandLollipops.com/
Farmhouse Fabrics - http://www.FarmhouseFabrics.com/
Fashionista Fabrics - www.fashionistafabrics.com
Feminine Touch Fabrics - http://FTFabrics.com/
Fine Fabrics - http://www.FineFabrics.com
Fine Fabric Stores - http://www.FineFabricStores.com
Fleece Fabric - http://www.fleece-fabric.com
The French Seam - http://www.TheFrenchSeam.com/
Friends Fabric Art - http://www.FriendsFabricArt.com
Gala Fabrics - http://www.galafabrics.com/
Gayfeather Fabrics - http://www.GayfeatherFabrics.com
Ginny's Fine Fabrics - http://GinnysFineFabrics.com/
Gorgeous Fabrics - http://www.GorgeousFabrics.com
Haberman Fabrics - http://www.HabermanFabrics.com
Hart's Fabric - http://www.HartsFabric.com
Heart to Heart Fabrics - http://www.HeartToHeartFabrics.com/
Helen Enox Fine Fabrics - http://HelenEnoxFineFabrics.com/
High Fashion Fabrics - http://www.HighFashionFabrics.com
J. Caroline Creative - http://www.JCarolineCreative.com
Jasco Fabrics - http://www.JascoFabrics.com
Josephine's Dry Goods - http://JosephinesDryGoods.com/
Judy Topkis - http://www.JudyTopkis.com/
Kaplan's Fabrics - http://www.KaplansFabrics.com/
Les Fabriques - http://www.LesFabriquesInc.com/
Linton Direct - http://www.LintonDirect.com
Lucy's Fashion Fabrics & Trims - http://www.LucysFabrics.com
Manhattan Fabrics - http://www.ManhattanFabrics.com
Martha's Fabrics - http://www.Marthas-Fabrics.com
The Material Girls, LLC - http://www.MaterialGirlQuilt.com/
Mekong River Textiles - http://www.mekongrivertextiles.com/
Michael's Fabrics - http://www.MichaelsFabrics.com/
Mill Direct Textiles - http://www.MillDirectTextiles.com/
Mill End Store - http://www.MillEndStore.com
Mood Fabrics - http://www.MoodFabrics.com
Nancy's Sewing Basket - http://www.NancysSewingBasket.com/
NY Fashion Center Fabrics - http://www.NYFashionCenterFabrics.com
The Oakville Sewing Centre - http://www.OakvilleSewing.com
Over the Rainbow - http://www.OverRainbow.com/
Osgood Textile - http://www.onlinefabricstore.net
Pacific Fabrics - http://www.PacificFabrics.com
Pink Chalk Fabrics - http://www.PinkChalkFabrics.com
Plush Cat Designs, LLC - http://www.PlushCatDesigns.com
Project Sewing Workshop - http://www.ProjectSewingWorkshop.com
Repro Depot - http://www.ReproDepot.com
Reproduction Fabrics - http://www.ReproductionFabrics.com/
Sawyer Brook - http://www.SawyerBrook.com
Selvedge Studio - http://SelvedgeStudio.com/
Sew Fancy Inc. - http://www.SewFancy.com
Sew Flakes Fabric Shop - http://www.SewFlakesFabrics.com/
Sew It Seams - http://sewitseamsllc.com/
Sew It Up - http://www.SewItUp.com
Sew, Mama, Sew! - http://www.SewMamaSew.com/
Sew Materialistic - http://www.Sew-Materialistic.com/
Sewkeyse - http://EmmaSeabrooke.com/
Sewzanne's Fabrics - http://www.SewzannesFabrics.com/
The Sewing Garret - http://www.SewingGarret.com/
The Sewing Workshop - http://www.SewingWorkshop.com
The Silk Road - http://www.tsrfinefabrics.com/
The Smuggler's Daughter - http://www.smugglersdaughter.com/
Simply Sunshine - http://www.SimplySunshine.com
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics - http://www.StoneMountainFabric.com/
Stragier (Belgium) - http://www.Stragier.blogspot.com
Tessuti (Australia) - http://www.Tessuti.com.au
Textile Fabric Store - http://www.TextileFabricStore.com/
Treadle Yard Goods - http://www.TreadleYardGoods.com/
Virginia Marti Fabrics - http://VirginiaMartiFabrics.com/
Vogue Fabrics - http://www.VogueFabricsStore.com
Waechter's Fine Fabrics - http://www.FabricsAndButtons.com

ASIAN AND KIMONO FABRICS
Ah! Kimono - http://www.AhKimono.com
Carol Lane-Saber Designs - http://www.SaberDesigns.cc
From Japan - http://www.FromJapanInc.com
Ichiroya - http://www.Ichiroya.com
Kagedo Japanese Art - http://www.Kagedo.com
Kimono Momo - http://www.KimonoMomo.com
Kona Bay Fabrics - http://www.KonaBay.com
Kyoto Kimono - http://www.KyotoKimono.com
Old Japan, Inc. - http://www.OldJapanInc.com
Quilters' Express to Japan - http://www.QEJapan.com

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Comments (47)

user-3059980 user-3059980 writes: Sadly, Waechter's bit the dust, and a couple of other go-to online sources have gone away too. The list needs updating.

My favorite resource is Exquisite Fabrics: www.exqfabrics.com. To the person who wants pearl buckles, they used to have pearl buckles on the website but since they are updating the site I don't see them back on yet.
Posted: 7:00 pm on June 16th

Tawni Tawni writes: Arlene's Interiors offers a GREAT selection of fabrics, definitely should be added to this list! http://www.arlenes.com/drapery-and-upholstery-fabrics/
Posted: 12:37 pm on May 2nd

eussiwel eussiwel writes: RE: Rosies_stuffnsew writes: Where can I buy a roll of professional transfer paper for copying sewing patterns onto fabric? I would need the supplier to ship to Australia.

I can only get small squares of Charcopy by clover. I would love something bigger to work with.

Thanks

Rosie.

Try Richard the Thread.
Posted: 5:29 pm on December 17th

roncoon roncoon writes: A really great online shop for costume fabrics (fake fur, sequins, cheap satin, etc) is http://www.califabrics.com .
Posted: 2:20 pm on October 9th

SewGuy2 SewGuy2 writes: Been shopping recently for fleece fabric for a service project I was working on and found good pricing and service at http://www.fleece-fabric.com
Thought you might like to add them to your list.
SewGuy2
Posted: 1:48 pm on August 9th

Valerie102 Valerie102 writes: Greenberg & Hammer has sadly shut down. I have no idea where to find another supplier that had as an extensive range of supplies as they did.

Atlanta Thread Supply is another one not mentioned here. They have more professional products, and more specific to garment sewing.
Posted: 7:30 pm on May 7th

sewpeachy sewpeachy writes: Thank you very much for the list. I will enjoy using this resource!
Posted: 2:26 pm on May 6th

ClawsyEE ClawsyEE writes: I love The Fabric Fairy in Wisconsin (www.thefabricfairy.com) for kids knits and bamboos. They have a good eye for fabric selection plus every time I call they're really nice.
Posted: 10:37 am on May 6th

runwaygal runwaygal writes: For fine materials, french laces,and heirloom sewing supplies I am able to buy locally. Their website is great at www.sews.com. They have expanded to lots of quilting, embroidery supplies and great knits. Online I went to e-bay looking for silk taffetta last year after hours of searching individual online stores. www.bangockthaisilk.com was amazing. I actually got my material from Thailand in less than 48 hours. I whish I had time to search all these other companies that are listed
Posted: 8:47 am on May 6th

PointPatou PointPatou writes: The Greenberg and Hammer link you added is not for a site with fabric resources. It's various articles on costume-making.

I was suspicious because the retail store closed quite some time ago.
Posted: 11:30 am on May 5th

PointPatou PointPatou writes: Furthermore, the "http://www.coltilde.com/" link is misspelled. I think this is supposed to be a link to a company called "Clotilde."

Sorry, but mistakes like this are sloppy, unprofessional, and disrespectful of your readers's time.

Posted: 11:27 am on May 5th

namaskar namaskar writes: FABRIC FAIRY..JUST GOT TWO DIFFERENT ORDERS AND LOVED THEM BOTH.. GOOD PRICES, GOOD QUALITY.. IT IS IN SUN PRARIE WI' THE FABRIC FAIRY
Posted: 11:41 am on May 4th

Glorydaze Glorydaze writes: I'm looking a for a good source for novelty belt buckles. I can easily find smaller buckles, but I'm looking for 1", 2", and larger. Specifically, right now I'm searching for a 2" mother of pearl (or light colored, like white or cream) slide (buckle without prong). Does anyone know a good source for items like these?
Posted: 10:11 am on May 4th

Floridagirl53 Floridagirl53 writes: JoaniesJosh was looking for fabric to make cafe style curtains. If you want ready made curtains, try www.CountryCurtains.com. I have purchased from them in the past and was happy with the product.

Rosies sewnstuff was looking for pattern paper. I have had a great deal of luck with Sewable Swedish Tracing Paper 29" x 10 yards that I purchased from www.birchstreetclothing.com. Once I get my pattern adjusted I will trace the final version on this cloth/paper to use for future. Holds up well.
Posted: 9:06 am on May 4th

IvyRoseCustom IvyRoseCustom writes: I am trying to find some fabric similar to "Carhartt" fabric for construction workers/farmers... Any thoughts?
Posted: 8:52 pm on May 3rd

bkryatty bkryatty writes: Also, fabric.com and Fabric Club are two different places. Fabric.com is simply that and service there is outstanding.
Posted: 7:38 pm on May 3rd

bkryatty bkryatty writes: mendels.com - I buy lots of oilcloth there for my shopping bags. Service is great. HUGE selection of oilcloth.

spandexworld.com - HUGE selection of all kinds of spandex. The go-to place for swimsuit fabric - not to mention athletic/sports wear and ice skating and dancing - and you can find all kinds for between $6 and $12/yard. Minimum yard cut and (I think) 3 yard minimum order (not sure about that second one). They tell you 2 way or 4 way stretch (very helpful) and also whether the fabric has sparkly stuff on it (in case you are making a swimsuit).
Posted: 7:36 pm on May 3rd

fr8rain fr8rain writes: I have a boatload of lace, elastic, patterns, notions and fabrics.
http://stores.ebay.com/Kathys-Lace-and-Elastic-Outlet
Join My Sale Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kathy_s/
I'm also on Etsy and Artfire
Kat


Posted: 5:07 pm on May 3rd

ustabahippie ustabahippie writes: I've bought fabric from Marcy Tilton because she has the best quality and taste. I just found some black stretch denim with 3% lycra at Fabrics.com, suggested to me by a member of the jeans-making group on "male pattern boldness." A fun blog!
Posted: 4:16 pm on May 3rd

iuseathimble iuseathimble writes: For vintage fabric, UrbanBurp in San Francisco - she has a retail store, too. Lots of wonderful bark cloth and other selections. http://www.urbanburp.com/
Posted: 4:07 pm on May 3rd

AlexsMommy AlexsMommy writes: Thank you for this useful list. One of my favorite places to shop is http://www.murraythemonsterstore.com

I've ordered from them for years. They have an incredible selection of fabric trims and their customer service is just great. Last week I placed and order on Monday, and I got it just 4 days later - Awesome!
Posted: 7:11 am on April 29th

GinnyLynn GinnyLynn writes: Oh no! Now I have a whole list of places to spend my time and money on. Seriously, thank you for this. It's sometimes difficult to find quality and this list will be invaluable. I'm very glad to see that you have my absolute favourite listed - Waechter's Fine Fabrics in Asheville NC. Beautiful fabrics of the best quality and customer service like you've never experienced it before.
Posted: 2:57 pm on April 27th

naturalfiberclothing naturalfiberclothing writes: hi, You don't have my favorite: www.marcytilton.com Marcy has lots of carefully selected knits and wovens, many that I've never seen anywhere else.
Posted: 11:37 am on April 27th

WhidbeySewing WhidbeySewing writes: Also http://reproductionfabrics.com has a great selection.

Posted: 8:53 am on April 27th

WhidbeySewing WhidbeySewing writes: I found http://www.fabricandart.com/HTML_files/Fabrics/dress%20silk.html. They are a small company with beautiful fabric. I've been happy with the amazing quality each time I have ordered and the prices are great.
Posted: 8:51 am on April 27th

JoaniesJosh JoaniesJosh writes: I love farmhousefabrics.com. First heard of it while shopping at Joann's from another shopper. Does anyone know of a website where I can purchase white fabric for curtains? I love cafe (or tiered curtains) in bedrooms, and was stunned when I went shopping for new curtains. Not only are there curtain stores anymore, but I'm finding very few places where you can purchase curtains (especially with swags with ruffles)so I plan to make new ones.,
Posted: 8:51 am on April 27th

Patti Patti writes: One other:

farmhousefabrics.com
Posted: 4:43 pm on April 26th

Patti Patti writes: Two that should be added to online fabric stores:

michaelsfabrics.com

silkbaron.com

Have had excellent experiences with both!
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 26th

HeartToHeartFabrics HeartToHeartFabrics writes: www.HeartToHeartFabrics.com is a great place to buy fabrics by the yard and scrapbooking supplies!
Posted: 12:18 am on March 9th

Rosies_stuffnsew Rosies_stuffnsew writes: Where can I buy a roll of professional transfer paper for copying sewing patterns onto fabric? I would need the supplier to ship to Australia.

I can only get small squares of Charcopy by clover. I would love something bigger to work with.

Thanks

Rosie.
Posted: 7:39 am on November 6th

Anoel53 Anoel53 writes: I am researching wholesale companies that sell sewing supplies. I am writing a business plan to start a sewing supply company. I would appreciate any and all assistance to help me complete this plan.

thanks,

Leona

ldand53@yahoo.com
Posted: 10:28 pm on June 22nd

deChez deChez writes: Hmmmm...I wonder how I could get my vintage patterns site, www.VintageMimi.com added to that list?

Posted: 4:22 am on June 15th

MartaT MartaT writes: This is a great list. I came home today to a big box of fabric and a couple of Burda mags from Fashionista Fabrics. They're great quality fabrics, what a find. I love being able to buy single Burdas.

Marta
Posted: 5:06 pm on May 5th

clothingeng clothingeng writes: Good information, thanks. As CityCraft says, don't forget your local independents.
Dearborn, Mich...Material Girl
http://materialgirlquilt.com
Posted: 3:16 pm on February 10th

EileenMS EileenMS writes: Believe it or not, fabric stores in my area is down to one, and very limited.I'm delighted with your listing. Currently I am looking for dotted-swiss for a child's dress. Can you help? Thanks, Eileen
Posted: 9:56 am on January 29th

grandmagill grandmagill writes: My favorite for quilting cottons is www.overrainbow.com and for heirloom www.Farmhousefabrics.com I second Chez Ami for especially children's knits.
Posted: 6:12 pm on January 28th

3feathers 3feathers writes: Thank you so much for your yearly update of online fabric sources! and also for all of the wonderful, educational articles you so generously share with the 'sewing nation'! I have two personal favorites from your list - Fabric.com for it's awesome customer service and prices; and Adrianne's Attic for sometimes hard to find finer sewing fabrics and prices (she seems to be expanding into fun fabrics, too!).Both have served me well!
Posted: 11:13 am on January 21st

Rheta Rheta writes: You failed to mention Ginnys Fine Fabrics in Rochester, Minnesota. She has been in business for 30 some years and has wonderful fabric. She will send swatches upon reguest.
ginnysfinefabrics.com
Posted: 6:52 am on January 18th

Mill Mill writes: Speaking of local brick and mortars- in Brooklyn, NY there is www.sew-materialistic.com. And, Faska, btw Sew Materialistic ships int'l...
Posted: 10:51 am on January 13th

IdeaGenerator IdeaGenerator writes: I have loved ordering from Atlanta Thread and Supply Company at www.atlantathread.com They have great prices and fast shipping and I can get Maxi Lock thread that Jo-Ann Fabrics doesn't sell. I used to get it whenever we were traveling near a Hancock Fabrics since they went out of business in Western PA, but Atlanta Threads is much cheaper!
Posted: 8:24 am on January 12th

mcguirk mcguirk writes: Beware-- do not order from www.fabricclub.com. I have had many problems with them and they have made many promises that they did not deliver. They do not reimburse for fabrics that have been sold out. I have purchased many fabrics from them but they are not honest vendors and have cheated me more than once by not reimbursing me for fabrics sold out. This is the only fabric vendor on-line that I have ever had any problems with. Best mcguirk
Posted: 1:09 am on January 12th

Norristown Norristown writes: Have you visited judytopkis.com? Beautiful hand printed fabrics with original designs.
Posted: 9:35 pm on January 11th

ginni ginni writes: fabulous list! especially love Thai Silks in San Jose. always stop-to-shop whenever I can get down that way. a treat to be helped by their knowledgeable and happy group of women.

BTW, a typo jumped out ...
Clotilde URL is misspelled; should be http://www.Clotilde.com

thanks so much for such a comprehensive list. and, i'll be amending the list as more comments come in.

Posted: 7:03 pm on January 11th

sunnyc sunnyc writes: I also love E-Quilter.com -- they are very nice to do business with and have nice web features. I live in a remote part of northwestern MT and shop for fabric online all the time!
Posted: 6:44 pm on January 11th

Faska Faska writes: I bought my wedding dress silk here:
http://www.decorativesilk.com/scripts/default.asp
great choice and great prices.

Being in Europe, I would love it if your list would show which stores offer international shipping Y/N.
Posted: 6:38 am on January 9th

kteel57 kteel57 writes: Cannot forget Chez Ami for some of the best knits - interlock etc for all ages. But the best fabrics for children clothes. Works great with Ottobre patterns!

Karen
Posted: 7:03 pm on January 8th

CityCraft CityCraft writes: And don't forget your local, independent, brick and mortars!

(North Texans, don't miss: http://citycraftonline.com)

best,
Callie


Posted: 11:13 am on January 8th

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