I really wanted to be as comprehensive as I possibly could be. This post is the result of a ton of research, and looking through shops I thought people would enjoy. You’ll see everything here from small Etsy sellers, mom-and-pop shops to big one-stop-shop places. Check out the different categories of online fabric stores by what they sell and also by geography. Most of the shops are in the US, but I also included Canada, Australia, the UK and a couple others too.
And if you’re intimidated about buying fabric online, be sure to check out my 16 tips for better fabric shopping online. I promise you’ll feel more comfortable buying something as tactile as fabric in our Amazon Prime world.
Be sure to use the table of contents at the top of pages to help you navigate and find the online fabric stores that you’re interested in. There’s 200+ places to browse, and I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface. Here we go!
Sewing your own running gear is kewl, and there’s lots of places that will support you in your efforts!
|Funki Fabrics||Vibrant digitally printed fabrics.There’s a few options for printing on different fabrics.Great for bright, happy running gear! (UK)|
|Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics Inc||Ballistic nylon, ripstop, Cordura, supplex, wicking baselayer fabrics|
|Peak Fabrics||Technical fabrics like Windbloc fleece,neoprene, wicking fabrics, kevlar (Canada)|
|Rocky Woods||Cordura Nylon, heat sealable fabric, cords, Supplex, ballistic nylon, ripstop, UV protective fabric|
|Seattle Fabrics||Polartec fleece, waterproof breathable fabric, softshell fabrics, grommets, reflective tapes and pipings|
|Sew Active Fabrics||source for activewear fabrics in Australia|
|Shelby Outdoor||Kits, sewing patterns, notions and fabrics for snow gear, camping, and running.I had a great experience with the Shelby Nallo Jacket I made for my husband in Polartec Windbloc Fleece.|
|The Rain Shed||Ribbing, waterproof fabrics, mesh, insulation battings|
Beautiful African fabrics with amazing designs, Ankara is one of the coolest fabrics you can work with. Here’s some good places online to check out for Ankara.
|Ankara and Lace||200+ Ankara designs, Ankara subscription boxes available plus laces, and accessories. It’s nice that you have the option to order small yardages here!|
|Ankara Malkia||Dashiki, Kente designs, batiks, some really cool abstract and patchwork Ankara prints. I’ve got my eye on that peaches print! 8 yard mystery packs available.|
|Lee Lou Designs 720||A Sew Much Talent favorite, you’d be hard pressed to find better service than you’ll find here with Femi Bailey-Gordon!|
|Empire Textiles||African laces, Mitex Holland, Filtex Atampa. The voile laces caught my eye–so pretty!|
|House of Mami Wata||Dashiki and Kente designs, African lace, and epic scale floral designs.|
|Vlisco||Wide variety of Ankara designs here: large scale geometric and nature prints to smaller scale object and abstract prints. The fashion lookbook is great for inspiration!|
Bagmaking Patterns, fabrics, and supplies
There’s been some fantastic bag pattern designers in the past several years! It’s getting easier to find the right hardware to make your own beautiful, pro-looking bags thanks to online fabric stores like these:
|Emmaline Bags||Bagmaking patterns, fabric, interfacing, hardware, and kits from this Canadian shop.|
|Sallie Tomato||bagmaking supplies, excellent selection of nylon coil bag zippers and cork fabric + cork fabric book.|
|Sew Sweetness||All the bagmaking stuff you could possibly imagine from cork fabric, glitter vinyl, and Tula Pink fabrics to hardware, faux leather, patterns, and acrylic cutting templates.|
|Swoon Patterns||Bag patterns, interfacing, fabric plus Bag of the Month Club|
|Taylor Tailor||Backpack pattern plus all the hardware, beautiful jeans topstitching threads, rivets|
Sewing your own wedding dress has to be close to being the Mount Everest of DIY sewing projects. Here’s some online fabric shops to help you through that process!
|bridalfabric.com||Bridal fabrics and fabrics for bridesmaids plus fabric for the venue.|
|Bridalfabrics.com||Laces, fabrics, trims, appliques plus you can search for a dressmaker if you’re not personally working on the project.|
|G Street Fabrics||Larger online fabric store with fine bridal fabrics, and also an excellent collection of menswear fabrics.|
|Mary Not Martha||Excellent selection of lace appliques, beaded appliques, and other fine trims and fabrics + millinery supplies|
|NY Fashion Center Fabrics||Nice collection of silks for bridal plus fine laces.|
|Remnantwarehouse.com||Australia’s largest online fabric shop with extensive collection of just about everything including swimwear fabrics, notions , trims, designer overstocks. On the bridal side: bridal tulles, sequin fabrics, garter elastic|
|Smart Fabrics||Guipure lace, sequin fabrics, beaded mesh laces|
|Stylish Fabric||Wide selection of laces and bridal fabrics|
Cosplay is a fun world with a lot of specialty fabrics and techniques. Here are a few online fabric stores to whet your cosplay whistle.
|cosplayfabrics.com||Curated collection of cosplay specialty fabrics, Yaya Han fabrics, carbon fiber, pleather, trims, embellishments and tutorials|
|DK Fabrics||Australian fabric shop with wide costume fabric and costume accessories section|
|Mendels||Fabric dyes, markers, faux furs and vinyls in San Francisco|
|MJ Trends||Specialty metallic spandex, stretch vinyl and faux leathers for cosplay|
|Parkin Fabrics||Fabrics, buckram, feathers, and thermoplastics like Worbla for cosplay (UK)|