Since I sew a lot of projects on this blog, I wanted to touch upon the best online fabric stores. I am a huge fan of making a lot of home decor yourself. You save so much money that way. Plus, when you get sick of it or when a new season is here, you can switch things up fairly easily.
One of my favorite things to do is to peruse my favorite online fabric stores. I can’t tell you how many times the minutes turned into hours and before you know it, I’ve got an online cart full of fabric goods.
Sometimes it’s nice to actually go to a store to buy fabric, where you can touch and feel the actual fabric. But with a toddler in tow and so many other things going on at home, I rarely have the time. I’m sure there are many of you in the same boat.
Buying fabric online can save you a lot of time and it’s fun to put together a moodboard of fabrics to see how they will look together.
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Without further ado, here are my favorite places to buy fabric online …
5 Best Online Fabric Stores
1. Fabric.com (now on amazon!)
Update; Fabric.com is owned by Amazon and is no longer a stand alone site. The search features are not as good as they were on Fabric.com, but it’s still the first place I look for basic fabrics and brands.
Here are some other fabric brands to check out here (just enter them in the search bar and go):
- Premier Prints
- Dear Stella
- Art Gallery
- Cotton + Steel
- Michael Miller
Ticking Stripe is a good option to get on Amazon. The other fabric I love to buy on Amazon? Canvas. I dig this brand of drop cloth. It doesn’t have that yucky seam down the middle. It’s a good price, you get a ton, and you can make so much with sturdy canvas (like laundry hampers). Love!
I’m very passionate about supporting independent artists and designers. After all, I have an Etsy Print Shop so I understand how much hard work, dedication, and creativity go into having your own shop and designing your own products. Spoonflower is great for this.
The fabric is made by unique designers from around the globe (you could even design one if you want and submit it!) You can find really unique patterns here.
I also get a lot of great project ideas from their catalog. It will feature a lot of their patterns and designs and it opens up a whole world of ideas for me. They also print their designs on wallpaper and gift wrap.
If you wanted to, you could buy fabric and wallpaper in the same design and throw together a very coordinated room. I’ve been very happy with all my fabric purchases from Spoonflower and highly recommend you check them out as well.
Many of your know Minted for their amazing selection of artwork. But did you know they also sell fabric by the yard? Their fabric is definitely pricier but the quality of material is second to none.
You have the option to have the fabric in either premium cotton or a really nice linen. I’ve made some beautiful pillow covers from their fabric and they are worth checking out.
You can pretty much get anything you want on Etsy these days. Amiright? If you are looking for a particular fabric, Etsy is a great place to look.
Chances are, someone out there has an Etsy shop for the fabric you want. I’ve bought linen fabrics here, mudcloth and tribal fabrics (great place for this), and farmhouse fabric (like grain sack). They have amazing options. The sellers are the best on Etsy too.
Check out these shops:
- Indie Cloth
- The Block Print
- Sweet Annie Acres
- Wonder Linen
- The Motherland Plug for authentic mud cloth
For my high-end fabric selection, check out Decorator’s Best. They offer Kravet, Duralee, and Schumacher, to name a few as well as European brands. If you are looking for a really nice home fabric, this would be a good place to look. Expect to pay at least $50 or more per yard.
6. Joann Fabric
I consider Joann similar to Fabric.com (which as I stated above is no longer, boohoo), where they offer frequent sales and you can find really budget-friendly options here. Searching on their website is easy, I like how they have fabric broken down by type. Joann Fabric is another great option and one that you should visit if you see or sale or have a coupon lying around.
Bet you didn’t think you could buy fabric at this stationery shop? Yes, yes you can.
They don’t have a ton but I felt it worth mentioning since their patterns are so pretty I want to eat them. And they are reasonably priced too – under $20/yard for a gorgeous cotton yard. If you are really into gorgeous floral patterns or designing a little girl’s room or nursery – Rifle Paper Company is an amazing spot to get one of kind finds.
If you are looking for those beautiful farmhouse patterns, check out French General. So many pretty patterns, the kind of patterns you would see in a gorgeous farmhouse on the cover of Country Living Magazine. These fabrics are on the more expensive side, but high quality. I actually discovered French General by reading Martha Stewart, and if it’s good enough for her, well, then it’s good enough for me.
I hope this list of the best online fabric stores help you with your future sewing projects!
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Karen Sloan is the founder, editor and syndicated content writer of www.decorhint.com. She offers hints of inspiration for everyday living, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, and Bustle, among others.