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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?
|Shop owned by bramaking educator, Beverly Johnson. This Canadian shop has literally everything bramaking you could think of. Fantastic selection of different underwire types!
|Bramaking kits, bramaking notions, swimwear supplies, and patterns
|Beautiful DIY bra kits, DIY underwear kits, lingerie fabrics and elastics
|Needle Nook Fabrics
|Bramaking supplies, laces, elastics, fabric, books. Absolutely fantastic customer service here!
|Lingerie supplies, patterns and books
|Elastics, cups, underwires, bramaking patterns and notions
|German 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.
|Brother dealer, notions for sewing and embroidery in Australia
|Fashion Sewing Supply
|My favorite shop for high quality interfacing. Your project + Pam’s interfacing=something you’re going to be super proud of!
|These scissors are so delightfully sharp, lightweight, and easy for smaller hands to use.
|Snaps of many kinds including plastic snaps for kidswear and diaper making, plus bagmaking hardware and heavy duty setters
|The original notions place founded by the late Nancy Zieman.
|Sew Biz Fabrics
|Trims, interfacing, excellent zipper selection
|foldable French curves, tie interfacing, shoulder pads and some very nice all-purpose fusible interfacing.
|Metal snaps in wide variety of colors plus fantastic hand setting tool
|Australia based notions shop. Super slick website!
|All 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 Love
|Design your own fabric, eco-friendly inks, custom labels and tags
|Upload your own design, print on a variety of fabrics, home goods, clothing, and leather
|Print on cotton woven or knitted fabrics, bold striking prints! (Europe)
|Design Your Fabric
|Upload and print your own designs.I like that there’s several options for printing on fleece!
|Fabric on Demand
|Custom print your own designs on a wide variety of substrates.There’s a very helpful section on pattern repeats.
|My Fabric Designs
|Helpful tool to create a seamless design, upload and print your own designs on several different substrates
|Eco-friendly printing, custom print from variety of patterns and colorways, can request to customize the scale and color of any pattern
|Ripstop By the Roll
|Digital 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!
|Upload your own design, or shop from wide variety of designer prints for wallpaper, fabrics, dining, and bedding
|The Textile District
|Custom print yardage in a variety of colorways and prints: silk, cotton, linen, and polyester fabrics for apparel, home decor, quilting, upholstery and furniture restoration
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:
|Beautifully coordinated quilting fabrics, apparel fabrics. Check out their fun enamel pin collection!
|A one-stop quilt shop with everything you need for your quilt plus a gigantic selection of quilting fabrics, 108″ wide quilt backing fabrics.
|Specializing in batiks, plus notions, precuts, and batik backing fabrics.
|Modern quilting fabrics, organic quilting fabrics, kids’ fabrics, great selection of solids for quilting, + some Japanese imports.
|Fat Quarter Shop
|So many precut bundles like jelly rolls, fat eighths, charm packs, their namesake fat quarters. Also there’s yard, and half-yard bundles.
|Designer quilt fabrics plus reproduction prints, batiks, quilt backing fabrics, quilt panels, novelty and children’s prints.
|Hawthorne Supply Co
|Big selection of designer quilt fabrics including their own in-house designs, sewing kits and pre-cuts.
|Quilt kits with video instructions, quilting fabrics. The metallics are so lovely!
|Block 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 Fabrics
|I 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 Co
|Wide variety of quilting patterns, their own in-house quilting magazine, pre-cuts, quilting notions and quilting tools.
|Cotton batik fabrics plus batik backing fabrics and rayon and knit batiks for garments.
|Lots of seasonal quilt kits, patriotic quilt patterns, and wools for wool applique.
|Block 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!
|Vancouver 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!
|San Diego shop with good selection of knits, special occasion fabrics, and wovens you want in your wardrobe right now!
|A little bit of everything at this family-owned San Francisco fabric shop. Don’t miss their double brushed poly knits, liverpool, and scuba knits!
|An 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!
|Cute 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.
|LA Finch Fabrics
|Designer knits and fashion wovens at fantastic prices. Their designer overstocks are always worth a browse. I see you Cone Mills Denim!
|Pretty 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?
|Chicago shop with bright modern clean prints and solids.Don’t miss the cool specialty fabrics like oilskin and waxed canvas.
|Trendy 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.
Elizabeth Farr is the writer behind the Elizabeth Made This blog where she shares helpful sewing tips, step by step sewing tutorials and videos to help you explore your creativity through sewing. She has written sewing Eguides and patterns, been a featured teacher at Rebecca Page’s Sewing Summit and Jennifer Maker’s Holiday Maker Fest and her work has appeared in Seamwork and Altered Couture magazines. She also created a line of refashioned garments for SEWN Denver. When her sewing machine isn’t humming, she’s playing and teaching violin, and hanging around a good strategic board game with her husband and 4 kids.