We shop for fabric quite a bit over here at EHD, whether it is for a DIY, a client, my own home or an editorial. It’s still one of my favorite things to buy in person because you can touch, smell, caress, throw on your furniture, stare at excessively, etc. But some of the big box fabric stores or the fabric district (either here in LA or elsewhere) can be overwhelming what with their hundreds of options and rows and rows of stacked yardage. It’s often random what you find, they may not have the exact yardage that you need, or you may have to trek around to get something quality that still feels special. And while we LOVE venturing out in the the fabric district (we even made a video about it years ago) there is such a vast amount of good stuff online that we figured it was time to pull together an updated version of some of our favorites to shop at. If you are a regular to the blog then you know that we originally pulled together this list back in 2015, but there is so much good new stuff constantly entering the market and new makers and artisans showing of their craft that it was due time for us to update it.
So we pulled together this updated fabric roundup post to highlight the best ONLINE fabric stores. These are all fabrics that you can buy from anywhere – not just to the trade, and not just in person at the stores. We chose a lot of patterns to highlight some of these stores because it makes for a more visually fun post, but most of these sites have pretty simple solid linens, cottons and velvets as well.
B&J Fabrics has a broad selection of all different types of fabrics, and you may have to do a bit of digging but you are sure to find something that will work for your space. I am very into all of these on this moodboard as they are simple, classic and refined.
Caitlin Wilsons’ patterns are always really happy, playful and fresh. She also has pillows and rugs in a variety of patterns and sizes.
Calico Corners has a massive collection but is filled with LOTS of good options. They have a huge variety of price points with both solids and patterns in upholstery and quilting weight which makes them a go to for anything in the home. I used them to make all of the curtains and shades in our new home and could not be more happy with the quality, service and fabric. They customize anything in store but for those of you just looking for fabrics they have everything you need online.
Consort, a local go to of ours, recently started stocking Caroline Cecil’s textiles which are modern and classic, in a handful of colorways that seem to work with any style. They also sell her ready-made pillows if you are looking for something off the shelf.
Drygoods Design is a smaller Seattle based company that continues to introduce new prints. They have a great selection of fun and simple patterns, be sure to check them out.
1. Splendid Oath in Rain | 2. Mesh with Me in Worn | 3. Hills and Valleys in Pewter | 4. Wispy Daybreak in Aura | 5. Braidy in Teal | 6. Double Dash in Denim | 7. Clay Sundot in Dusk | 8. Allotments in Oyster | 9. Menagerie in Timberwolf | 10. Meet Your Match | 11. Crosshatch in Black | 12. Essex in Indigo
This one was new to me when we pulled the list together originally, but Fabric Bubb is pretty darn happy and fun and has some really pretty patterns that don’t feel too “in your face”.
Famcor has a massive selection online in just about every color and pattern but we are fans of their solid linens and performance velvets. Brady used #1 on his DIY headboard and says that the fabric has held up extremely well and was at a great price point.
Famous for their beautiful wallpaper collection (many of which we have used before) Hygge and West have nailed the classic patterns and offer a selection in fabrics as well. If you are into a good toile then you will be into them.
Most of you know this, but Ikea has pretty great fabric for under $10 a yard. I probably wouldn’t use a lot of these in a large area but for a kids room or a smaller pillow or project some of their options are great and really affordable.
Joann’s has fabric for everyone – and I mean everyone. They are nationwide and have an extensive collection both online and in store. I love Nate Berkus’ current collection there as his are always so simple and chic. Generally the price points are good, the selection is huge and it’s available for fast shipping everywhere. They also constantly have promos and coupons, so be sure to search before you buy to grab a coupon code that can cut your order price in half.
Kiitos Marimekko is a classic for all those you can handle that much pattern and color in a fabric. For the right space they have some beautiful options.
Some of Lacefield Design’s feel a bit more old world and classic – but you know I love a good classic print in a happy colorway.
Lewis and Sheron are old school – they’ve been around since the 40’s but their inventory is large and they have lots of classic gems. You might have to search a bit to find something that works for you but they do have a great online inventory. Their prices are all over the board – some in the teens and many as much as $80/yard. Their inventory includes both apparel weight and upholstery weight here.
Linen Fabrics UK is another great linen source that is just across the pond. Lots of beautiful washed and raw linens, and is it just me or does having linens from Great Britain sound way fancier than locally sourced ones. Excuse me while I go warm up my tea and crumpets.
1. Philippe Red | 2. Lara Grey | 3. Twill Off White | 4. Emilia True Sage | 5. Brittany Natural Medium | 6. Provance Black | 7. Upholstery Natural | 8. Philippe Blue | 9. Francesca Blue | 10. Provence Natural
Linen Me is a great source for all of your linen needs (you know how I feel about a pretty washed linen). Different weights, colors, patterns, and styles make it a winner and great resource for me.
1. Pantheon Dandelion | 2. Navy Classic Linen | 3. Burlap of Luxury Blueberry | 4. Marbelous Quarry | 5. Ashbury Indigo | 6. End of the Line Ash | 7. Dapper Pelican | 8. Udaya Cool | 9. Sandy Pond Smoke | 10. Classic Velvet Peacock | 11. Spot On Azure | 12. Farm to Table Ash
Loom Decor has a TON of great fabrics, both fun and trendy and classic and simple.
Made of Cloth has simple, minimal, and modern prints in a variety of colorways and printed on beautiful fabrics. We have used a few of their pillows before and love them.
1. Moderne Dalmatian | 2. Sweet Leaves and Berries | 3. Modern Marble | 4. Basketweave | 5. English Garden | 6. Watercolor Scallops | 7. I Love San Francisco | 8. Leafy Berries | 9. Hand-dyed Shibori Diamonds | 10. Midnight Florals | 11. Midnight Bloom | 12. Faces
Minted (the art company which we all know and love) have some beautiful fabric options as well. A lot of happy, fresh, and whimsical designs in a variety of colors and patterns.
1. Indigo Herringbone Chenille | 2. Rose Cotton Toile | 3. Flint Abstract Jacquard | 4. Navy Buffalo Checkered Woven | 5. Mulberry Stripes | 6. Ralph Lauren White Striped Linen | 7. Ivory Stripes Linen | 8. Charcoal & Blue Geometric
Mood is more well known for their apparel fabric (have you ever watched Project Runway?!) but they have a decent amount of home and upholstery fabrics as well that are all very good quality and don’t feel cheap. We use them constantly as they have a store here in LA, but their online selection is wonderful as well.
Purl SoHo has some awesome designer collections filled with fun patterns and styles. They have a lot of updated classic patterns like what we rounded up here on this moodboard that I am very into.
1. Cut Up Dot Navy | 2. Diagonal Stripe Blush | 3. Lace in Blushing Taupe | 4. Dot Dash Navy | 5. Hills Blue Slate | 6. Gridded Ikat Blue Pink | 7. Brushstroke Blue Slate | 8. Blooms Ocean Ombre | 9. Dashes Pale Marine | 10. Marbled Stripe Navy
I’m pretty obsessed with everything Rebecca Atwood is putting out currently. Her fabrics and pillows seem to make it into a lot of our projects and it is for a good reason. They are always modern and yet feel handmade, with simple patterns done in a delicate, fresh way. If you are new to Rebecca you will love what she currently has to offer.
If bright colors and patterns are your vibe then Rifle Paper Co. (who also have a paper and wallpaper line) are perfect for you. Some of these would be so fun on an accent chair or pillow.
A cute little collection of simple fun patterns at Sarah’s Fabrics which would be so happy and fun in a kids room or on a throw pillow.
Savannah Hayes has some great geometric and modern patterns that are so pretty for smaller pieces like pillows or accents, and I love the indigo color of #2.
Serena & Lily has always been a go to for me for home goods and furnishings, and their fabric collection is well curated and has a lot of great traditional patterns.
1. Freeform Arrows Cream | 2. Cats Ivory | 3. Navy Floral | 4. Chevron Stripes Blush Navy | 5. Soul Surfers Pink | 6. Toile du Jouy Blue | 7. Denim Line Mud Cloth | 8. Faded French Stripe Blue | 9. Gingham Mustard | 10. Jumbo Dots Navy | 11. Navy Linen | 12. Navy Brush Leaves
Spoonflower, we’ve used them before in projects (remember this headboard DIY from what seems like EONS ago?!) Basically, people design their own patterns and then you chose how you want them printed on a fabric. It’s more patterns than solids, for sure, but they come in a bunch of different weights – light to heavy.
Svenskt Tenn (that is a lot of consonants in one name) is filled with fabrics that although might not be perfect for my current house definitely make me happy to look at. I believe they are reproduced vintage Swedish patterns. They aren’t particularly budget friendly (I converted one and it was $273/meter) but this isn’t ‘the cheapest fabric in the world’ roundup and this stuff is really special and unique and I love what they have.
Tonic Living is doing a lot of good upholstery weight fabric (for sofas and headboards) in simple, understated and high quality ways. They also do custom work for pillows, shades and draperies. Brady had his dining room and bedroom roman shades made through them and has only the best things to say about the quality, fabric and service they offer. They are also constantly adding to their inventory online.
TwentyOne7 has Duralee, Lee Jofa, Schumacher – all the classics but they’ve curated them for you and I found quite a bit that I was into and would use for future projects.
West Elm just made their fabric collection available to the public and so now you can use all of their classic patterns and colors to upholster your own pieces. They have a really well curated selection on their site and many that you will already be familiar with.
So, did we forget any that we for sure need to remember for the next roundup, or that we should start shopping at? Let us know below in the comments so that people can use this as a huge online fabric resource and we can rid the world of all those disgusting chairs we’ve been hoarding for reupholstery.