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.
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.
(Photo credit: The Fabric Store shot by Lewis MacMaster.)
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.
(Photo credit: Birch Fabrics)