Lingerie and Bramaking supply shops

Maybe Instagram started it all, but there’s seriously been a huge surge of people learning to make their own bras and lingerie. With all the specialty fabrics and notions, you’ll need a good lingerie supply shop. Maybe one of these?

Bramaker’s SupplyShop owned by bramaking educator, Beverly Johnson. This Canadian shop has literally everything bramaking you could think of. Fantastic selection of different underwire types!
Emerald ErinBramaking kits, bramaking notions, swimwear supplies, and patterns
MadalynneBeautiful DIY bra kits, DIY underwear kits, lingerie fabrics and elastics
Needle Nook FabricsBramaking supplies, laces, elastics, fabric, books. Absolutely fantastic customer service here!
PorcelynneLingerie supplies, patterns and books
Sew SassyElastics, cups, underwires, bramaking patterns and notions
SewyGerman bramaking supply. I know I’ve heard good things about their bra patterns.

Notions and Haberdashery

For all the doodads that we need to finish up a sewing project.

Echnida SewingBrother dealer, notions for sewing and embroidery in Australia
Fashion Sewing SupplyMy favorite shop for high quality interfacing. Your project + Pam’s interfacing=something you’re going to be super proud of!
Kai ScissorsThese scissors are so delightfully sharp, lightweight, and easy for smaller hands to use.
Nancy’s NotionsThe original notions place founded by the late Nancy Zieman.
Silhouette Patternsfoldable French curves, tie interfacing, shoulder pads and some very nice all-purpose fusible interfacing.
StockroomAustralia based notions shop. Super slick website!
WawakAll around great resource for sewing supplies. Fantastic prices on zippers and thread, plus tailoring supplies, various notions, and reasonable quick shipping.

Print on demand fabric

Designing your own fabric and getting it printed can make for a really special project. These online fabric shops will help you do just that.

Bags of LoveDesign your own fabric, eco-friendly inks, custom labels and tags
Contrado.comUpload your own design, print on a variety of fabrics, home goods, clothing, and leather
Cotton BeePrint on cotton woven or knitted fabrics, bold striking prints! (Europe)
Design Your FabricUpload and print your own designs.I like that there’s several options for printing on fleece!
Fabric on DemandCustom print your own designs on a wide variety of substrates.There’s a very helpful section on pattern repeats.
My Fabric DesignsHelpful tool to create a seamless design, upload and print your own designs on several different substrates
Papilio PrintsEco-friendly printing, custom print from variety of patterns and colorways, can request to customize the scale and color of any pattern
Ripstop By the RollDigital printing, laser cutting, print on demand outdoor fabrics and kits.If you’re looking for outdoor fabrics that are something other than solids, this is it!
SpoonflowerUpload your own design, or shop from wide variety of designer prints for wallpaper, fabrics, dining, and bedding
The Textile DistrictSewing patterns, custom print yardage in a variety of colorways and prints

Quilting Fabrics

It was really really hard to not put 1800 different quilt shops on this list! There’s so many good ones! Here are some of the ones I know and some that were recommended to me:

CottoneerBeautifully coordinated quilting fabrics, apparel fabrics. Check out their fun enamel pin collection!
EQuilterA one-stop quilt shop with everything you need for your quilt plus a gigantic selection of quilting fabrics, 108″ wide quilt backing fabrics.
Fabric FanaticsSpecializing in batiks, plus notions, precuts, and batik backing fabrics.
Fabric WormModern quilting fabrics, organic quilting fabrics, kids’ fabrics, great selection of solids for quilting, + some Japanese imports.
Fat Quarter ShopSo many precut bundles like jelly rolls, fat eighths, charm packs, their namesake fat quarters. Also there’s yard, and half-yard bundles.
Hancock’s PaducahDesigner quilt fabrics plus reproduction prints, batiks, quilt backing fabrics, quilt panels, novelty and children’s prints.
Hawthorne Supply CoBig selection of designer quilt fabrics including their own in-house designs, sewing kits and pre-cuts.
Jordan FabricsQuilt kits with video instructions, quilting fabrics. The metallics are so lovely!
Keepsake QuiltingBlock of the Month kits that come with a lesson, many quilt kits, applique kits and obviously quilting fabrics! I like the idea of the Fabric Medley of the month that comes with surprise precuts–sounds fun!
Material Girl FabricsI been to this shop–it’s the kind of fabric shop you walk into and walk out of hours later. There’s big name quilting designers and a little bit of something for everybody. The design wall is a helpful tool for online fabric shopping!
Missouri Star Quilt CoWide variety of quilting patterns, their own in-house quilting magazine, pre-cuts, quilting notions and quilting tools.
Sew BatikCotton batik fabrics plus batik backing fabrics and rayon and knit batiks for garments.
Shabby FabricsLots of seasonal quilt kits, patriotic quilt patterns, and wools for wool applique.
Stitchin HeavenBlock of the month kits, quilt kits, sewing tools, plus you can book yourself a quilting cruise!

Sewing Community Favorite Fabric Shops

This is my made up category! I think I learned about all of these places from either Instagram or podcasts. It’s a funny world we live in, but the fabric at all these places is pretty fantastic!

Blackbird FabricsVancouver shop by Caroline Somos of Love to Sew Podcast fame. I love the yarn dyed fabrics and the ikats! I hear the tencel here is dreamy!
Boho FabricsSan Diego shop with good selection of knits, special occasion fabrics, and wovens you want in your wardrobe right now!
Cali FabricsA little bit of everything at this family-owned San Francisco fabric shop. Don’t miss their double brushed poly knits, liverpool, and scuba knits!
Fancy TigerAn inspiring shop to hang out in with sewing or yarn buddies if you’re in Denver!Big quilting collection, droolworthy yarns, and nice collection of natural fiber apparel fabrics.Also supplies for crafts like sashiko!
Harts FabricCute little shop in Santa Cruz, CA.Great collections of designer apparel fabrics from brands like Cotton + Steel, Art Gallery, and Birch Organics, Lady McElroy, Cloud 9 + quilting fabrics.
Imagine GnatsCurated fabrics in natural fibers and blends like silk, linens, tencels, knits
LA Finch FabricsDesigner knits and fashion wovens at fantastic prices. Their designer overstocks are always worth a browse. I see you Cone Mills Denim!
La MerceriePretty bamboo knits, swimwear knits and swim notions, and drapey rayon prints in on-trend prints.How cool is it that they have the fabric to make your own swim cups?
Oak FabricsChicago shop with bright modern clean prints and solids.Don’t miss the cool specialty fabrics like oilskin and waxed canvas.
Style MakerTrendy apparel fabrics in various color collections. You can also shop by garment type so you’re sure to pick the right fabric for your project.
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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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