One of the questions I get asked the most is where to buy fabric online.
And while I love how much choice there is online - it's literally insane - I know it can be really hard to find exactly what you're looking for.
Because let's just agree that Googling 'buy fabric online' is less than helpful 🙂
So to help I've put together my big, bad list of online fabric suppliers. I've divided the stores by price point and by location (Europe, North America, Australasia) but some offer pretty decent international shipping costs so do be sure to have a nosy.
Of course this list isn't exhaustive, and it's mostly based on stores I've used myself or recommendations from friends/Instagram, but there are so many great places out there. So if you have any online stores you've used then do leave a comment.
Share some fabric love!
(also you might want to take a sneaky peek at my big bad list of bra making supplies)
I wouldn't recommend always hunting out the cheapest fabrics as the quality can sometimes be a false economy (FYI cheap jersey bobbles like a mother ucker). But sometimes you just want to try a new technique or make a wearable muslin or just can't justify spending lots of cash on fabric.
That's cool. I get it. So here's my fave suppliers for decent fabric on the more affordable end of the spectrum.
Abakhan (UK) - I haven't used them (yet) but hear great things about their bricks and mortar shops.
Girl Charlee (UK) - a great range of beautiful knits that won't break the bank.
Minerva Crafts (UK) - a ginormous range of fabrics. The website feels like a bit of an aladdin's cave, but there's some real gems.
Myfabrics.co.uk (UK) - h-u-g-e range of fabrics. Great sales. Definitely worth signing up for their mailing list.
Girl Charlee (US) - a great range of beautiful knits that won't break the bank.
Spotlight (Australia) seem to be popular.
Mid Price & Up
OK. I know you know this, but it's worth repeating: sewing with good quality fabric literally makes all the difference. It's feels better against your skin, usually lasts longer, and is generally just more enjoyable.
Of course, buying fabric online can be risky so do be sure to read up on some of these tips to help make sure you're spending your pennies on the right stuff.
Backstitch (UK) - a good selection of fabrics including Robert Kaufman linens and Atelier Brunette.
Croft Mill (UK) - always worth a look for interesting fabrics.
Ditto (UK) - I've only ever bought from their bricks and mortar shop but they always have interesting things and reasonable prices.
The Drapers Daughter (UK) - lovely range of designer and organic fabrics.
Fabric Godmother (UK) - a gorgeous selection of beautiful fabrics. Great email newsletter too.
Guthrie & Ghani (UK) - run by a lovely Great British Sewing Bee runner up. Great collection of quality fabrics. Small, but perfectly formed.
M is for Make (UK) - I know quite a few people swear by this online-only store for interesting, good quality fabrics.
Merchant and Mills (UK) - collection of heritage fabrics in linen, cotton and wool.
Pretty Mercerie (France) - literally has the most amazing fabrics. Lots of great, interesting choices #alltheprettyfabrics Definitely recommend signing for their email list.
Sew Essential (UK) - I have a real soft spot for their selection of crepes and wool mix jersey, but they have some great looking denims too.
Sew Over It (UK) - my go-to place for drapey crepes. Also solid selection of prints. The selection can be filtered by type of make which is pretty handy.
Stoff & Still (Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, UK) - their selection of fabric is eclectic but well picked. Their woven viscoses have got the most incredible drape.
Supercut (Italy) - interesting range of fabrics. Some lush looking denim.
Blackbird Fabrics (Canada) - beautiful range of fabrics including some seriously lush looking bamboo knits.
Fabric Store (US) - hands down THE place to go to for merino wool. Also a beautiful selection of silks, linens, and liberty. Decent shipping prices.
Fancy Tiger Crafts (US) - beautiful, curated selection of fabrics. Their ikats are beyound lush.
Harts Fabric (US) - cracking selection of jersey, linen and tencel. My tee made up in their bamboo jersey is in heavy rotation.
Hawthorn Threads (US) - solid range of quilting cotton prints. Ideal for children's clothing, accessories or quilts.
Indiesew (US) - limited batch fabrics that are totally on trend. Be sure to sign up to their email list to not miss out.
LA Finch Fabrics (US) - another online store with lots of recommendatuons from Instagram.
Mood (US) - The iconic store. Made famous by Project Runway.
Stone Mountain Fabrics (US) - California based and family owned. Big range of fabrics.
Style Maker Fabrics (US) - lovely selection of fabrics. Highly recommended by Instagram peeps.
Fabric Store (Oz, NZ) - hands down THE place to go to for merino wool. Also a beautiful selection of silks, linens, and liberty. Decent shipping prices.
Miss Matatabi (Japan) - beautiful fabric with really decent international shipping costs.
Contrado (UK) - a print your own fabric factory. Family run and based just outside of London and run with a growing interest in sustainability. A few organic and recycled choices.
Ma Petite Merceie (France) - great range of fabrics. Superb collection of bias binding.
Offset Warehouse (UK) - jaw droppingly beautiful suggestion of eco and ethical fabrics at not jaw dropping prices. Still in mourning over some beautiful white ikat I missed out on.
Nosh Organics (Finland) - sweetest selection of organic fabric. Totally in love with their prints.
Threadbare Fabrics - online stockists of Come Mills denim. The Mac Daddy of denim.
Phew. Pretty full on right? And I'm sure I've missed out on loads, so remember sharing is caring so tell us all who you use if I've missed them out!