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The ultimate jumbo mega guide to online fabric stores

Hawaiian Fabrics

Get island ready with cool Hawaiian prints from these online fabric shops.

Diamondhead FabricsHawaiian floral, leaf, retro prints on cotton
Hawaii Fabric MartHawaiian prints on cotton, rayon, batiks, upholstery, even fleece!
Islands FabricHawaiian, tropical Polynesian prints

Home Decor Fabrics and Upholstery Fabrics

Home decor projects are on display in your house, so it’s always good to spend the time finding the right fabrics for them. You have to look at them for a long time!

Bonus tip: be sure to order swatches. Home fabrics are typically more pricey but last longer than most other fabrics. Taking a little extra time to order some free to low cost swatches will save you from buying fabric you hate or isn’t right!

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Here’s some of my favorite home dec online fabric stores:

B&J FabricsFabric store with all types of fabric.Their upholstery linens are exceptional!
Calico CornersDesigner collection home fabrics
Decorative Fabrics DirectWide variety of designer home décor, upholstery, curtain and drapery fabrics at reasonable prices.
Elizabeth Allen AtelierBedding fabrics and canvas prints for home dec. Beautiful selection of printed cotton percales for nurserys and adult bedrooms or some sweet pjs!
Fabric EmpireExcellent selection of all manner of upholstery fabrics. Their glitter vinyl selection is particularly good.
Fabric GuruExcellent selection of upholstery fabrics like vinyls, velvets, designer upholstery fabrics and all kinds of fun prints.
Fabric WarehouseFast shipping, and an extensive selection of all kinds of upholstery vinyls of various finishes. Also “make me an offer” pricing which is a bonus when you’re trying to save a little on an upholstery project.
John LewisFun and modern designs from this UK store from designers like Orla Kiely.
MarimekkoThe classic Finnish company for big bold large scale screen printed fabrics for your home.So many hours of my life spent perusing Marimekko prints!!!
Modern-Fabrics.comCloseout deals on designer upholstery fabrics.They will send you swatches.I’ve personally experienced their great customer service, and you can snag some pricey fabric for your home here!
Online Fabric StoreOutdoor fabrics, designer drapery and upholstery fabrics.I love that you can filter by brand, color, price and design!
SailriteGood selection of Naugahyde and other heavy duty upholstery vinyl fabrics so wipeable and waterproof you can put them on a boat or RV.

Japanese Fabrics

Japanese textiles have such a beautiful minimalist aesthetic. With earthy vibrant colors and natural textures, you’ll be in love with these online fabric shops:

Draper’s DaughterModern sewing fabrics including Japanese fabrics from Nani Iro and Sevenberry.
Fabric TalesTraditional Japanese fabrics shipping from Japan.
KimoYes.comVintage Japanese fabrics in Australia. Vintage kimono panels and bolts, yukata bolts.
Miss MatabiBills itself as “the best collection of Japanese fabrics online”! Always the newest Nani Iro fabrics and more eye candy than your brain can process!
Nunoya.comTraditional Japanese floral and geometric fabrics, Nani Iro, Ellen Baker for Kokka, Echino.
SuperbuzzyJapanese fabrics, modern quilting fabrics, great novelty fabrics (there’s a sewing themed section!).

Kids’ Fabrics

If you sew for your kids or other people’s kids, you’ll love these shops.

Children’s Corner StoreHeirloom fabrics, designer children’s fabrics.
Crafty MamasEuro fabric supplies in Australia.
Fabric BonitaSweet knits for baby plus a great selection of knit ribbing fabrics.
The Fabric FairyBoard short fabric, cotton knits, PUL fabrics for diapermaking,
LillestoffHigh quality European knits for kids. They have some pretties for adults too! I’ve sewed with this stuff before and it’s delightful!
OttobreHigh quality knits and wovens used in Ottobre Design Magazine
Peekaboo Pattern ShopQuickly becoming my favorite spot for boys’ fabric. Choose from designers like Art Gallery, Birch, Dear Stella, Michael Miller, plus a great line of in-house printed fabrics.
Urban Kids FabricTrendy European knits for kids.

Knit fabrics

Finding good quality knits and fun knit prints isn’t always the easiest. Thankfully, these fabric shops have you covered!

Girl CharleeHuge variety of knit prints in many different styles of designs, Hacci sweater knits, French terry, double brushed poly, striped knits, novelty prints, solid cotton lycra. There’s mystery boxes so you can sample what they have, and there’s vegan leather fabric too!
Jelly FabricsUK shop with great selection of rib knits.
Knit Fabric.comThe sister site to Peekaboo Pattern Shop. Huge selection of all types of knits + a must check out under $10/yd section.
Knit PopCPSC compliant knits, brushed poly and cotton spandex prints plus many more types. There are monthly subscription boxes too!
KnitwitAustralian fabric shop featuring collections of printed knits by month in polyester spandex, cotton, and viscose, Italian wool knits, and pattern suggestions.
Land of OhChildren’s fabric, waterproof fabrics, large selection of rib knits in South Korea
NeotrimsExcellent UK source for knit cuffs and waistbands + sweatshirt fleece.
O JollyHandmade sweater knits and ribbing, plus options for custom knit fabric
Raspberry CreekSmall batch custom fabric printing, in-house printed fabric line, knit fabric designs on brushed poly, jersey, minky, ponte, denim, rayon challis, sweatshirt, and swim fabrics.
So Sew EnglishCoordinated bundles of knit fabrics, printed French terry, double brushed poly, knit denim, stretch twills
SurgeStretch laces, wide variety of knit fabric types plus some more unusual knits like cupro jersey, tri-blend, modal spandex, quilted and jacquard knits
Utopian ThreadsAnother Australian fabric shop with a little bit of everything. Their knit selection features a lot Bloome Copenhagen knits, licensed characters, and custom printed designs

15 thoughts on “The ultimate jumbo mega guide to online fabric stores”

  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.

  2. 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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