After sharing my favorite fabric retailers last year, I thought it would be helpful to highlight the best online fabric stores, including a few that will be carrying my new collection, Arroyo! Knowing where to buy fabric online opens the doors to so many DIY projects – everything from reupholstering a chair, to sewing your own throw pillows. You may even be thinking about sewing some holiday gifts!
I love to browse through an independent fabric shop – nothing beats the feeling of running your hands over bolts of fabric. If you can shop for fabric in person, it’s a great way to check the color, weight, and drape, and to discover new fabric designers you’ve never seen before.
Unfortunately, many indie fabric stores have closed over the past few years, so many of us don’t have a local fabric shop in our area anymore. If this is the case for you, I’m happy to share my tips and sources to buy fabric online, so you can find beautiful fabrics from anywhere. If you’re not sure where to buy fabric online, I’ve got a list of 17 of my favorite online fabric stores below.
When you’re ready to order fabric online, consider the following:
- Determine how much yardage you need.
- Check the weight of the fabric to make sure it’s compatible for your project. This is especially important for buying home decor fabric online.
- Order swatches (fabric samples) with a larger order – usually they cost $2-5, and will save you money on future projects.
- Add notions to your order to meet free shipping minimum.
- Buy for multiple projects at a time – take advantage of flat rate shipping.
- Ask for help! Most online fabric stores are run by folks who love to sew, and they’ll be happy to help you choose the right fabric for your project.
If you’re wondering, “Where can I buy fabric from the new Arroyo collection?” — just visit the shops that have an *asterisk* before their name!
Online Fabric Shops
*Hawthorne Threads – Tons of modern patterned designer fabrics.
*Fabric Depot – The best fabric store for one-stop shopping.
*Hart’s Fabrics – Wide selection of quilting, apparel, and home decor fabrics.
*Jones & Vandermeer – Fabric, yarn, and craft supplies featuring natural materials.
*A Verb for Keeping Warm – Selection of beautiful, natural fabrics, (some hand dyed).
Purl Soho – This is one of the all-time best online fabric stores – they stock high-quality fabrics, and offer beautiful tutorials.
Drygoods Design – Seattle-based shop stocking lots of fabrics and notions.
Marimekko – The ultimate for modern fabric featuring Scandinavian patterns.
Mood – Large selection of home decor and apparel weight fabrics
Organic Cotton Plus – Great source for GOTS certified organic cotton fabric.
Loom Decor – Pretty linens and modern fabric prints.
The Workroom – Toronto-based fabric shop with lots of modern fabrics and patterns.
Online Quilting Fabric Shops
*FabricBubb – cute modern geometric quilting cottons and children’s fabric.
*Fat Quarter Shop – excellent source for designer quilting fabrics.
*Stash Fabrics – Georgia-based modern quilt fabric experts.
*Super Buzzy – so many cute imported fabrics and quilting cottons.
Birch Fabrics – unique quilting fabric, 100% organic and pesticide free.
The Next Stitch – Australia-based fabric shop with lots of designer quilting fabrics.
Online Upholstery Fabric and Home Decor Fabric Shops
Lewis & Sheron Textiles – Purveyor of home decor fabrics since 1944 – great solids.
Linen Me – linen upholstery fabric in solids and patterned prints.
Ada & Ina – beautiful linen fabric by the yard shipping from the UK
Tonic Living – home decor fabrics shipping from Canada – lots of velvets.