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Bernie1 | Posted in General Discussion on

I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite online fabric sources are? I’ve only seen a few – just ordered from candelightvalleyfabrics.com. What is your experience with this type of ordering?


  1. sueb | | #1

    I get a lot of my fabrics from equilter.com  they have fantastic service and I've never had a problem with ordering from them.  I also like denverfabrics.com and fabrics.com. 



    1. KarenW | | #2

      First, hide your credit card.

      Next, hop over (surf over?) to http://www.sewingworld.com, under Fabric, there are various individual topics for individual online vendors as well as a general topic with a list of online merchants.  There are many, many fine resources out there with excellent fabric.  BTW, the few I know who've ordered from candlelightvalley fabrics have been very happy with their orders.


  2. JaneInKC | | #3

    Well, I will say that I love the fabrics I've bought from Candlelight Valley!  Hope you enjoy yours.

  3. callie1 | | #4

       I like fashion fabric club.  They have lots of designer closeouts at great prices and the fabrics have always arrived quickly.  In addition you can sign up for a biweekly swatching service that comes in the mail.  It's about 30 swatches and descriptions each time.  I've been very happy with them.

  4. Karmeng | | #5

    I frequently buy fabrics online from http://www.sawyerbrook.com and http://www.appleanniefabrics.com.  Both have excellent customer service (all sew-ers).  Ordering is easy; quality is consistant so I am always happy with my purchases.  You can call them if you have questions or want swatches.  Sawyerbrook has great mark downs in their Weekly Windfall section.

    1. Bernie1 | | #6

      Thanks. I've bookmarked them both and will check out the sites.

  5. ccrresch | | #7

    I buy all my fabrics on line as I have no close fabric stores. So here goes:

    http://www.cjpatterns.com has awesome cotton-lycra, rayon lycra etc. nut also has a swatch service of the most beautiful stretch fabrics

    http://www.emmaonesock.com has great NYC designer selections and is very reasonable

    http://www.fabricmart.com has a limited selction but very inexpensive and everything I've gotten has been better than expected

    http://www.londas-sewing.com has great fabrics too, and a club you can join for swatches which will kill you budget. A great online gallery of clothes made from independant designer patterns such as Sewing Workshop.

    I could go on, or you could go to http://www.sewingworld.com and look into the fabric discussion lines (mind you, the pattern ones are not to be missed - my regular once a week sewing fix along with www. patternreview.com).

    1. Bernie1 | | #8

      Thanks, Claudia: I've also discovered candlelightvalleyfabrics.com - bought some beautiful cashmere/wool for a coat, only $22 a yard, and I've gotten swatches from Banksville and Fisher's and a few other sites. So much fun, so hard on my credit card.

  6. GoodFibrations | | #9

    While not exactly an on-line source I felt the need to share my favorite source of special fabrics.   Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, California, USA is my absolute favorite place to buy fabric.  You can learn more about them at http://www.britexfabrics.com .  You cannot make purchases online but you can mail-order.  You may telephone and a salesperson will help you and they will send you swatches.  I have made many successful purchases from them over the years and the expertise of their sales staff is impeccable.  You may also write to them, describing your proposed garment (with pattern # if possible).  If ever you are in San Francisco you simply must visit the store but in the meantime, the post man will be your intermediary.

    1. Bernie1 | | #10

      Yikes, their site is amazing. It looks like a fabulous store. Well, I've always wanted a good excuse to visit SF so I may have to clean off my credit cards and make a trip out there. Thanks.

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