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The ultimate jumbo mega guide to online fabric stores

Silk Fabrics

Because it’s pretty.

Aurora SilkNatural silks, Peace silks, natural dyes
Prism SilksGreat selection of all varieties of silk fabrics.The hand dyed silks and cork fabric for bagmaking popped out at me.
Silk BaronDupioni silk in 200 colors, plus swatches of all fabrics available.They will even custom dye a color for you if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
Thai SilksSilks ready to dye, scarves for silk painting, huge variety of silks of all types.There’s even hand painted silks, and spoilers–they’re beautiful!

Tailoring and Menswear Fabrics

Also beautiful but in a different way. Sew something classy with help from these online fabric shops.

B Black & SonsA very comprehensive collection of tailoring supplies and fabrics. If you want to learn to tailor, this place is a great spot to find all the gear!
British FabricsA fabulous Ebay store with British cashmere, worsted wool, tweed and mohair. Fabric is sold as pre-cut lengths so you can find enough for that suit you’ve got in mind. I’m drooling over the super 120s. I’d embarrass myself to admit how much I stalked this store when I was trying to source fabric for my husband’s 10th Doctor Suit.
Charles ZaritTailoring supplies at excellent prices. A colleague from Sew Much Talent recently recommended their hymo canvas.
Drapers ItalyItalian suiting fabrics with the quality you expect from made in Italy suiting fabrics!
English Suit FabricsThis place seems to have very hands-on customer service with a swatching program and then a special follow up to make sure you’re happy with the suiting fabrics you order.
Joel & Son FabricsUK shop featuring haute couture fabrics including some pretty pick-your-jaw-off-the-floor suiting fabrics.

Online Fabric stores by country

Thus far in this list, I’ve noted countries in the descriptions if it fit, but the rest have been US shops. Here are some online fabric stores by country.

Australian and New Zealand Online Fabric Stores

A shout out to my friend Maria of Velosews and the Sew Organised Style Podcast for helping me with the research for this section!

A+R FabricsCurated natural fiber fabrics like tencel, ikat, cottons, linens, cotton twills
Darn Cheap FabricsCool jacquards, special occasion fabrics, plus you gotta love a shop that has a section called, “unusual”!
FibresmithNice collection of natural fiber fabrics, bag making supplies, Merchant & Mills oilskin. The cotton/linens are particularly nice!
House of ClothA lot of natural fiber designer fabrics + Bernina dealer.
Indie StitchesCollection of indie patterns and notions
Jimmy ButtonsLaces, trims, hardware and of course buttons!
Kylie and the MachineWoven labels for your sewing projects.
Little & FoxLovely upholstery and home fabrics in New Zealand.
Lush FabricsWide collection of mostly knits in Perth. They also have faux leather and suede and elastic trims.
MaaidesignModern designer fabrics, large range of solid color high-quality fabrics aimed at helping you create a capsule wardrobe.
Minerva’s BowerDesigner fabrics, boiled wools, linens, merino wools, cotton chambrays, ponte knits.
Miss Maude A New Zealand shop with curated color collections, fine fabrics and haberdashery.
Nerida HansenLisa Congdon fabrics, linen cotton, cotton sateens, custom printing.
New Zealand Merino and FabricsNew Zealand shop with extensive merino selection and wool knits
Pitt TradingIt calls itself “The designer store for beautiful fabrics.” I’m pretty impressed with their picot elastics and linens!
Potter and CoJapanese wools, dyed yarn linens, rope dyed denim
Rathdowne FabricsPolar fleeces, cotton drill, voile, poplins, and linens. They were the supplier for Australia’s Project Runway!

Sew Active Fabrics
source for activewear fabrics in Australia. Definitely check out the selection of wicking compression spandex!
Sew By Night Studiosuper cute visor hat kits.
Sewing GemDesigner fabrics and haberdashery, Gertie patterns, Rossini Fabrics Australia.
SpotlightThe JoAnn of Australia, featuring Gertie fabrics.
The DraperyMerchant & Mills notions, fine natural fiber fabrics.
The Fabric StoreAwesome selection of merino wools, silks, linens, Liberty of London.
Voodoo RabbitBagmaking supplies and fabrics, sewing patterns and kits,
Zebra FabricsSpecializing in stretch/knit fabrics.

Canadian Online Fabric Stores

I know it’s tough for Canadians to shop for fabric from the US what with the shipping. So here’s some good options in Canada itself.

Black RabbitSome really fun themed knit fabrics here! Also Kraft Tex fabrics which are a hybrid between paper and fabric that sews like leather–sounds really cool!
Club TissusFabrics for fashion, kids, special occasion, activewear, swimwear, lingerie, and home decor.
Darrellthomas.comBeautiful silk panels, wools, and other fine sewing fabrics.
Discovery Fabricsextensive selection of Polartec including Power Wool, technical fabrics, flame retardant fabrics in British Columbia as well as dance, swim, outerwear, performance and natural fabrics.
FabricvilleCanadian chain fabric store and the largest Canadian online fabric store.
Flare FabricsWaxed canvas, printed cork fabric, quilting pre-cuts, and bagmaking supplies.
FridaysoffCurated modern fabrics. There are monthly subscription boxes of perfectly coordinated fabrics.
Iloveneedlework.comFun modern fabrics and workspace in Hamilton, Ontario.
L’Oiseau FabricsSome absolutely gorgeous knit fabric panels, eco-friendly and organic fabrics, super cute Alpine fleece and sweatshirt prints.
Mimi FabricsBagmaking supplies, wide variety of fabric including softshell, double gauze, French terry, fleeces, plus a nice lookbook for inspiration!
Pins & Needles FabricsFun novelty prints and designer quilting fabrics. There’s doll panels too!
Spool & SpindleNatural fiber fabrics, patterns, and PDF printing.

UK Online Fabric Stores

If YouTube has convinced me of anything, it’s that it sure seems like there’s amazing fabric shops everywhere in the UK! Here’s some great ones.

Fabric MagpieOuterwear fabric, denim, jersey, tencel, plus swatch service.
Guthrie & GhaniFabric and yarn shop from the lovely Lauren Guthrie of Great British Sewing Bee fame.
Higgs & HiggsWide variety of fabrics including a really nice collection of cable knit jerseys.
LibertyThe iconic London luxury fabric in those beautiful prints!
Pink Coat ClubFun sewing themed gifts like enamel pins, necklaces, key chains and charms.
RaystitchModern dressmaking fabrics and some of the coolest buttons I’ve seen!
Sew Me SunshineDressmaking fabrics, deadstock fabrics, happy labels for your sewing projects, and the ever adorable teacup pincushions that always seem to sell out!
Sew Over It Curated dressmaking fabrics specially recommended for Sew Over It patterns.
SewisfactionDressmaking fabrics, kits, indie patterns, and fun sewing themed gifts like a really cool giant thimble organizer.
StitchybeeNice collection of dressmaking fabrics for the modern sewist.
Stof and StilHuge selection of sewing fabrics. The water resistant beaver nylon caught my eye!
Truro FabricsDressmaking and craft fabrics. Definitely check out the wool tweeds and plaids!

For sure I’ve missed any number of great fabric shops, but definitely I hope this is a good start for helping you find some good online fabric stores. I’ll be adding to this to just keep this growing as a resource for people.

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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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