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Online Shopping and Resource Guide

Apr 26, 2011
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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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A Great Notion Sewing Supply Ltd. (Canada) –
Britex – –
Clotilde – –
Friends Fabric Art –

Jackson’s Woodworks, LLC –
Nancy’s Notions –
Manhattan Wardrobe Supply –
M&J Trimming –

Dress Rite Forms –
Fabulous Fit –
Manne-King, Inc. –
PGM Dress Forms –
Wolf Forms –

FABRICS (general)
Apple Annie Fabrics –
B&J Fabrics –
Banksville Designer Fabrics –
Britex Fabrics –
The Cloth Merchants –
Contemporary Cloth –
Creating Everyday –
Cynthia’s Fine Fabrics –
Cutting Line Designs –
Denver Fabrics –
Delectable Mountain Cloth –
Designer Fabrics Online –
Dharma Trading Co. –
Discount Fabrics USA –
Distinctive Fabric Superstore –
Elegance Fabrics –
Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics –
Elliott Berman Textiles –
Emma One Sock – The Fabric Club –
Fabric Corner –
Fabric Depot –
Fabric Direct –
Fabric & Fabrics –
Fabric Indulgence and Art Supply –
Fabric Mart –
Fabric Place Basement –
Fabrications –
Fabrics on Mill Street –
Fabrics Unlimited –
Fabrique Fabrics –
Farmhouse Fabrics –
Feminine Touch Fabrics –
Fine Fabrics –
Fine Fabric Stores –
Fleece Fabric –
Fun Fabrics –
The French Seam –
Friends Fabric Art –
Gala Fabrics –
Ginny’s Fine Fabrics –
Gorgeous Fabrics –
Haberman Fabrics –
Hart’s Fabric –
Helen Enox Fine Fabrics –
High Fashion Fabrics –
Hoffman California Fabrics –
Jasco Fabrics –
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store –
Josephine’s Dry Goods –
Judy Topkis –
Kaplan’s Fabrics –
Linton Direct –
Manhattan Fabrics –
Marcy Tilton’s Designer Fashion Fabrics –
Martha’s Fabrics –
The Material Girls, LLC –
Mekong River Textiles –
Michael’s Fabrics –
Mill Direct Textiles –
Mill End Store –
Monaluna –
Mood Fabrics –
Nature’s Fabrics –
Nancy’s Sewing Basket –
NY Fashion Center Fabrics –
The Oakville Sewing Centre –
Over the Rainbow –
Osgood Textile –
Pacific Fabrics –
Pink Chalk Fabrics –
Project Sewing Workshop –
Promenade Fine Fabrics –
Repro Depot –
Reproduction Fabrics –
Sawyer Brook –
Selvedge Studio –
Sew Fancy Inc. –
Sew It Seams –
Sew It Up –
Sew, Mama, Sew! –
Sewkeyse –
The Sewing Garret –
The Sewing Workshop –
The Smuggler’s Daughter –
Simply Sunshine –
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics –
Stragier (Belgium) –
Stylish Fabric –
Tessuti (Australia) –
Textile Fabric Store –
Tissu –
Treadle Yard Goods –
Urban Sew –
Virginia Marti Fabrics –
Vogue Fabrics –
Waechter’s Fine Fabrics –

Ichiroya –
Kagedo Japanese Art –
Kyoto Kimono –
Old Japan, Inc. –
Quilters’ Express to Japan –

Batiks Etcetera –
St. Theresa Textile Trove –
The Unique Spool –
Fabric Indulgence & Art Supply –
French Connections –

A Fabric Oasis –
Bug Fabric –
eQuilter –
Nature’s Fabrics –
Organic Cotton Plus –
Purl Soho –

Beacon Fabric & Notions –
Italy Fabric –

Abe Leather –
Field’s Fabrics Online Store –
Global Leathers –
H.E. Goldberg & Co. –
The Hide House –
Leather, Suede, Skins, Inc. –
Montana Leather Company –
Oregon Leather Co. –
Tandy Leather Factory –

Chadwick Heirlooms –


Baltazor Fabric Boutique, LLC –
F&S Fabrics –
Haberman Fabrics –
Lace Heaven –
Lace & Co. –
Sew Sassy Fabrics –

The Green Pepper Inc. –
MacPhee Workshop –
Mill Yardage –
Peak Fabrics –
The Rain Shed –
Rockywoods Outdoor Fabrics –
Seattle Fabrics –

Aurora Silk –
Decorative International Silk, Inc. –
Mulberry Silks and Fine Fabrics –
Oriental Silk Co. Imports –
Sarah Veblen Clothing Originals –
Silk Baron –
Thai Silks –

Ebay –
Etsy –
Revival Fabrics –
So Vintage Patterns –
Vintage Pattern Marketplace –

Banasch’s –
B. Black & Sons –
F&S –
Greenberg & Hammer –
Michael’s Fabrics –

Bamboo Fabric Store –
Hawaiian Fabric Mart –
PM Organics –
Sari Safari –
Spandex House –

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  1. User avater CityCraft January 8th

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

    (North Texans, don't miss:


  2. kteel57 January 8th

    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!


  3. Faska January 9th

    I bought my wedding dress silk here:
    great choice and great prices.

    Being in Europe, I would love it if your list would show which stores offer international shipping Y/N.

  4. sunnyc January 11th

    I also love -- 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!

  5. ginni January 11th

    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

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

  6. Norristown January 11th

    Have you visited Beautiful hand printed fabrics with original designs.

  7. mcguirk January 12th

    Beware-- do not order from 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

  8. IdeaGenerator January 12th

    I have loved ordering from Atlanta Thread and Supply Company at 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!

  9. Mill January 13th

    Speaking of local brick and mortars- in Brooklyn, NY there is And, Faska, btw Sew Materialistic ships int'l...

  10. Rheta January 18th

    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.

  11. 3feathers January 21st

    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 - 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!

  12. grandmagill January 28th

    My favorite for quilting cottons is and for heirloom I second Chez Ami for especially children's knits.

  13. EileenMS January 29th

    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

  14. User avater clothingeng February 10th

    Good information, thanks. As CityCraft says, don't forget your local independents.
    Dearborn, Mich...Material Girl

  15. MartaT May 5th

    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.


  16. deChez June 15th

    Hmmmm...I wonder how I could get my vintage patterns site, added to that list?

  17. Anoel53 June 22nd

    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.



  18. Rosies_stuffnsew November 6th

    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.



  19. is a great place to buy fabrics by the yard and scrapbooking supplies!

  20. Patti April 26th

    Two that should be added to online fabric stores:

    Have had excellent experiences with both!

  21. Patti April 26th

    One other:

  22. User avater JoaniesJosh April 27th

    I love 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.,

  23. User avater WhidbeySewing April 27th

    I found 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.

  24. User avater WhidbeySewing April 27th

    Also has a great selection.

  25. hi, You don't have my favorite: Marcy has lots of carefully selected knits and wovens, many that I've never seen anywhere else.

  26. User avater GinnyLynn April 27th

    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.

  27. AlexsMommy April 29th

    Thank you for this useful list. One of my favorite places to shop is

    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!

  28. iuseathimble May 3rd

    For vintage fabric, UrbanBurp in San Francisco - she has a retail store, too. Lots of wonderful bark cloth and other selections.

  29. ustabahippie May 3rd

    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, suggested to me by a member of the jeans-making group on "male pattern boldness." A fun blog!

  30. User avater fr8rain May 3rd

    I have a boatload of lace, elastic, patterns, notions and fabrics.
    Join My Sale Group
    I'm also on Etsy and Artfire

  31. bkryatty May 3rd - I buy lots of oilcloth there for my shopping bags. Service is great. HUGE selection of oilcloth. - 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).

  32. bkryatty May 3rd

    Also, and Fabric Club are two different places. is simply that and service there is outstanding.

  33. IvyRoseCustom May 3rd

    I am trying to find some fabric similar to "Carhartt" fabric for construction workers/farmers... Any thoughts?

  34. Floridagirl53 May 4th

    JoaniesJosh was looking for fabric to make cafe style curtains. If you want ready made curtains, try 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 Once I get my pattern adjusted I will trace the final version on this cloth/paper to use for future. Holds up well.

  35. Glorydaze May 4th

    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?

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  37. PointPatou May 5th

    Furthermore, the "" 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.

  38. PointPatou May 5th

    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.

  39. User avater runwaygal May 6th

    For fine materials, french laces,and heirloom sewing supplies I am able to buy locally. Their website is great at 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. 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

  40. ClawsyEE May 6th

    I love The Fabric Fairy in Wisconsin ( for kids knits and bamboos. They have a good eye for fabric selection plus every time I call they're really nice.

  41. sewpeachy May 6th

    Thank you very much for the list. I will enjoy using this resource!

  42. Valerie102 May 7th

    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.

  43. SewGuy2 August 9th

    Been shopping recently for fleece fabric for a service project I was working on and found good pricing and service at
    Thought you might like to add them to your list.

  44. roncoon October 9th

    A really great online shop for costume fabrics (fake fur, sequins, cheap satin, etc) is .

  45. User avater eussiwel December 17th

    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.



    Try Richard the Thread.

  46. Tawni May 2nd

    Arlene's Interiors offers a GREAT selection of fabrics, definitely should be added to this list!

  47. user-3059980 June 16th

    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: 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.

  48. Only_Organic October 5th

    If you wish to sew organic, let me present you our website
    We sell only GOTS certified fabrics and ship worldwide

  49. User avater hardythomson October 21st

    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

  50. marinevinyl December 12th

    The best place for outdoor fabric is Marine Vinyl Fabric .com

  51. mrparvez998 February 13th

    Wonderful list! I also provide another one mood fabrics site:
    Fabrics Usa Inc

  52. mrparvez998 February 13th

    informative list. also one mood fabrics site is:

  53. Huanita October 23rd

    Good list. But I have one othere great site for it -FashionPlace -

  54. refendis December 19th

    Nice stuff

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  57. User avater LauraWilliams April 24th

    Nice Technique! I like it.

  58. User avater ThelmaBuckner May 1st

    Good Technique!

  59. User avater ArmandLewis June 22nd

    I like it

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