Dancewear Fabrics

My fellow orchestra buddies and I wanted to be figure skaters at some point circa junior high. It didn’t work out for us, but maybe it did for you or people you sew for! Cut a rug and get all your super stretchy glittery loveliness at these online fabric stores.

Bdancewear.comDancewear to buy + Lace, lycra, shiny lyrcra, mesh, holographic and velvet fabrics to make your own dancewear.
dancefabrics.comDancewear fabrics + limited edition collections like some pretty sweet fringe fabrics!(Italy)
Make Your Own Dance CostumeFabrics, trims, notions, appliques for making your own dance costume. All the lace varieties caught my eye: stretch lace, sequin lace, ruffled lace plus some pretty lovely appliques!
Spandex HouseNovelty and printed spandex knits, sequin fabrics, animal print and ITY knits
Spandex WorldNylon, hologram spandex, stretch mesh illusion, ITY knits, stretch velvets, rayon lycra
Your Designs Performance Wear FabricSpecial spandex for figure skating, dance, equestrian, swimming, gymnastics

Designer Fabrics and Fine Fabrics

Sometimes you need to find swanky fabric for a swanky project. Sometimes it’s nice just to look at all that poshness. These online fabric shops can help you with both.

A Fabric PlaceBaltimore fabric shop with designer fabrics from Loro Piana, Zegna, Carolina Herrera, and Burberry to name a few.Beautiful guipure laces, and would that I could afford the cashmere/silk knit!
Apple Annie FabricsOne of my favorite online fabric shops!Designer fabrics grouped by type and also by color, so it’s easy to find things.Plus, they’ll send you swatches if you’re not sure.
BritexLike a candy store, but for fabric.Really really nice fabric.I once went to the San Francisco store only to not buy anything because my eyes were seeing so much beautiful.It was like a fabric museum!
Elliott Berman TextilesHigh end fashion fabrics from France and Italy.
Emma One SockDesigner fabrics of impeccable quality.I bought Italian denim here once, and 7 years later, it still has plenty of wear left in it!Will send swatches.
Fabrics-Fabrics.comMany designer overstock fabrics from Europe.
Letoffefabrics.comSustainable fashion fabrics and couture fabrics.Their website is serious eye candy land!
Marcy TiltonFine fabrics all suited for Marcy Tilton patterns for Vogue.So much style in all of these!
Mood FabricsOf Project Runway fame.So much good fabric under one roof.
Promenade Fine FabricsNew Orleans fabric boutique featuring fabrics for couture sewing like French laces, fine wool suitings, and brocades
Sawyer BrookSo many gorgeous buttons and an awesome selection of linings plus curated color collections fabrics and a membership program.
The Sewing WorkshopLovely variety of fine fabrics from velvet prints, Liberty of London, Chanel style tweeds to Alabama Chanin
Sew Much FabricHouston fabric shop that features fine dressmaking fabrics.I have a couple pieces from here and they are NICE!The color capsule collections make for easy shopping.
Smuggler’s DaughterEco-friendly fabrics, natural fiber fabrics and designer fabrics plus indie sewing patterns to round it all off.

Discount Fabrics

Everyone likes a deal! Shop these online fabric stores to get some smokin hot deals on designer fabrics.

Denver FabricsSame as Fashion Fabrics Club, just a different site name.
Fabric Mart FabricsOne of the best places to find great deals on designer fabrics.I’ve been a Fabric Mart customer for years and I’ve literally bought one bad piece (user error!).Their Designer Linen is particularly gorgeous!
Fashion Fabrics ClubHuge variety of fabrics from linens, cottons, silks, wool, blends, prints, upholstery fabrics, many designer closeout fabrics
Michael LevineThe online store is just as awesome as the L.A. store.Their shipping is crazy bananas fast, and you’ll find about every fabric variety under the sun including designer fabrics at excellent prices.
Nick of Time FabricWholesale prices on a staggering variety of fabrics.I’ve never ordered from them, but they’ve always intrigued me!

Eco friendly fabric, organic fabrics, sustainable fabrics

I’ve been impressed of late at how it’s getting easier to find good places for organic and eco-friendly fabrics. Here’s some shops to get your started.

A Thrifty NotionOnline thrift store for deadstock, vintage, destashed secondhand fabrics
Eagle FabricsNatural fiber knits made in the USA
Eureka FabricsOrganic cottons, organic bamboo fleece, hemp, linen knit made in house in this cute little fabric shop in Eureka, CA.
HoneybegoodHemp blends, linen, plus undyed organic cotton
Nature’s FabricsGood selection of organic cottons in various types, bamboo, rayon, modal and hemp as well as fabrics for diapermaking.
Offset WarehouseEthical fabric shop
Organic Cotton PlusWide variety of natural fabrics including peace silk, undyed GOTS certifed fabrics, colorgrown cottons.
Organic Fabric CompanyAll certified organic fabrics, no polyester, bamboo or rayon.
Simplifi Eco and organic fabrics by this Canadian shop. Organic cotton, soy, lyocell, wool, bamboo, hemp, and linen.
WazoodleOrganic cotton plus hemp, wool, bamboo, and zorb fabrics for making diapers and cloth pads.

Go to for everything fabric stores

One stop shops that always have a great selection for what you’re working on.

BluprintFormerly Craftsy, online learning platform offering sewing classes, sewing kits and supplies and patterns, plus tutorials and classes to get you through it all.
fabric.comNow owned by Amazon, they have a gigantic stock of just about everything. Designer knits, wovens, quilting fabrics, novelty, home decor fabrics and everything in between.
joann.comThe online arm to the US store that’s a go-to for so many US sewists. Sometimes you can score better deals here than in the store. It’s nice being able to order online and have it shipped to the store!
MinervaA UK favorite with excellent prices for worldwide shipping. It’s a great resource for finding fabrics that are hard to find in the US. Their bloggers do a great job showcasing how to use their fabrics!
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10 Comments

  1. Very comprehensive, but I think you missed The Sewing Workshop ( unless I just didn’t see it, if so I apologize) . I would classify it under Fine Fabrics.

    • Ah indeed. I had forgotten about them. Linda Lee is a great teacher! I will add that when I update in a couple days. Thanks Kathy!

  2. This is really very kind of you Elizabeth! (And a ton of work!!) It is appreciated more than you will ever know!! Thank you!

  3. Oh Elizabeth. I love what you’ve done with all of this information. It really is a jumbo guide. You’ve done an amazing piece of work. I hope everyone comes here and sees what a great job you’ve done. Thank you so much.

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