One of the most common questions I get on social media and via email is about where to source beautiful fabrics like the ones I use for Cotton & Flax. I’ve been lucky to live in cities that had vibrant craft and sewing communities, and so I’ve been able to visit lots of great fabric shops. Today I’m going to give you the scoop on my favorites!
I’ve compiled a useful list of my favorite West Coast fabric stores, as well as some online resources for high-quality fabrics and sewing supplies. While these aren’t necessarily places I go to buy wholesale fabrics, these shops are fantastic if you’d like to do some personal sewing projects, or create something beautiful for your home.
Hart’s Fabrics – Santa Cruz
Britex Fabrics – San Francisco
Bolt Fabrics – Portland
Mill End Store – Portland
Fabric Depot – Portland
Cool Cottons – Portland
Purl Soho – NY-based, lovely selection of fabrics and notions, plus: amazing tutorials!
Birch Fabrics – cute quilting cottons, 100% organic and pesticide free.
Organic Cotton Plus – great source for GOTS certified organic fabrics.
Super Buzzy – so many cute imported fabrics and quilting cottons.
Marimekko – the ultimate for modern Scandinavian patterns.
Drygoods Design – Seattle-based shop stocking lots of fabrics and notions.
Spoonflower – print your own designs, or shop a huge selection of indie designs.
Mood – in case you can’t shop with Tim Gunn, there’s always online!
Linen Me – gorgeous linen fabrics in solids and patterned prints.
Ada & Ina – beautiful linen yardage from the UK – more affordable source for customers in Europe.