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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.

Bj Fabrics 20171

1. Linen Oatmeal | 2. Linen Stripe | 3. Blue Stripe | 4. Merino Wool | 5. Stripe Linen Cotton | 6. Chambray Herringbone

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 Wilson 2017

1. Bluebelle | 2. Grey French Stripe | 3. English Garden | 4. Navy Burnside Buffalo Check | 5. Gold Dot | 6. Navy Spotted

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 2017 01

1. Boomerang | 2. Bizzell | 3. Balance | 4. Baja Natural | 5. Didessa | 6. Ashcombe | 7. Briza Pelican | 8. Honneur La Mer | 9. Heirloom Linen Cornflower | 10. Janvier La Mer

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 2017 011

1. Ketut White Natural | 2. Bridge Slate | 3. Paint Dot Black | 4. Ink Stripe Grey | 5. Hutan Teal | 6. Titik White Natural

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.

Dry Goods 2017

1. Indigo Chambray Union Dot | 2. Celestial Cotton | 3. Lines and Shapes | 4. Navy Stripe | 5. Indigo Denim Check | 6. Lawn Safari

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.

Erica Tanov 2017

1. Navy Lately Cotton | 2. Textured Zigzag | 3. Crosshatch Cotton | 4. Rose Linen Twill

Fabric Bubb 2017

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 Fabrics 2017

1. Bella Apple | 2. Bella Grey | 3. Bella Pearl | 4. Sunrise Linen Navy | 5. Sunrise Linen Blue | 6. Haven Ivory

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.

Hyggeandwest 2017

1. Otomi Turquoise | 2. Serengeti Sunrise | 3. Diamante Gray | 4. Foret Coral

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.

Ikea 2017

1. Black and White Checkered | 2. Yellow Town Print | 3. Birket | 4. Sofia | 5. Emmie Rand | 6. Dotted | 7. Flower | 8. Cloud

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.

Joanns Fabrics 2017 01

1. Linea Paramount Caspian | 2. Pyria Elephants | 3. Navy Shaded Dot | 4. Mesa Indigo

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.

Kittos Marimekko 2017

1. Kivet | 2. Mini Unikko | 3. Iso Tiikoni | 4. Basket | 5. Kumiseva | 6. Jurmo

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.

Lacefield Designs 2017

1. Agate Indio | 2. Kai Spring | 3. Agave Rosa | 4. Sahara Midnight

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 Sheron 2017 01

1. Aria Toile | 2. Birmingham | 3. Beluga | 4. Fabius

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 Fabric Uk 2017

1. Hilda Mustard Linen | 2. Amara Dove Cotton | 3. Helga Grey Cotton | 4. Emma Rose Linen | 5. Pearls White Linen | 6. Tilda Navy Cotton | 7. Sari White Sand Linen | 8. Ingrid Stone Blue Linen

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.

Linen Me 2017

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.

Loom 2017

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

1. Splotches | 2. Speckle | 3. Stripes | 4. Rain | 5. Pebbles | 6. Minimal

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.

Minted 2017

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.

Mood 2017

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 2017

1. Sevenberry | 2. Essex Yarn Dyed | 3. Cross Stitch Linen | 4. Sevenberry Petite Foulard | 5. Doe Wide | 6. Veneto Linen Gauze | 7. Essex | 8. Chambray Dobbies

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.

Rebecca Atwood 2017

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.

Rifle Paper Co 2017

1. Rosa Natural | 2. Champagne Blush | 3. Tapestry Navy | 4. Tapestry Black

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.

Sarahs Fabrics 2017 022

1. Frolic | 2. Grey Pinstripe | 3. Curious Nature | 4. Tanga Dot

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 2017 01

1. Zadar Storm | 2. Seville Indigo | 3. Lisbon Mauve | 4. Izmir Smoke

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 2017

1. Variegated Stripe Grey | 2. Cabana Stripe Platinum | 3. Origami | 4. Wool Flannel Heathered Grey | 5. Washed Linen Gunmetal | 6. Racing Stripe Chambray | 7. Kuba Bark | 8. Basketweave Fog

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.

Spoonflower 2017

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 2017

1. Teheran | 2. Tygprov Grona Faglar | 3. Celotocaulis | 4. Brazil | 5. La Plata | 6. Aralia | 7. Window | 8. Notturno | 9. Nippon | 10. Delhi | 11. Italian Dinner | 12. Mille Fleurs

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 2017

1. Quinn Folksy | 2. Vento Ribbon Admiral | 3. Modern Toile Peacock | 4. Tuscany Linen Altpink | 5. Toulouse Onyx | 6. Aldo Geo Aquatint | 7. Folkworld Aquatint | 8. Tuscany Linen Gleam

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 2017

1. Pyne Hollyhock | 2. Chiang Mai Dragon | 3. Paradox | 4. Pali Lin

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 20171

1. Chenille Tweed Frost Gray | 2. Linen Weave Dusty Blue | 3. Yarn Dyed Linen Weave Shelter Blue | 4. Twisted Slub Feather Gray | 5. Herringbone Tweed Sandstone  | 6. Crossweave Steel Ivory

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.

Zak And Fox 2017

1. Caravane | 2. Kesa | 3. Fanorona | 4. Baratillo | 5. Frog’s Feet | 6. Uroko | 7. Daran | 8. Matsu

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.

  1. I have a chair I’ve been wanting to recover in pink velvet a la fig house for my daughter’s room. Any great sources online specifically for velvet fabric?

    1. I think that Tonic Living had some of the best velvets. Check them out!

  2. So helpful! I’ve also found fabric.com to be a good resource. It takes a lot of sifting to find more playful, modern designs, but they’re definitely there — and often for a great price!

    1. OOH, good to know. Will check out!

    2. I used to really like Fabric.com, but in the last couple years they’ve seemed to be really disorganized and I’ve had some very poor customer service. I wouldn’t recommend.

      1. Ive used Fabric.com on several occasions and always have the best experience. I love the fact that you can return fabric within 30days.

  3. There’s no link for number six under Svenskt Tenn!

  4. I’ve found good velvets, outdoor fabrics, a wonderful malachite fabric by Dwell Studio for $18 a yard at housefabric.com.

    1. OOh. good to know. Will look up.

  5. This is so helpful thank you! I just bought a new sewing machine and I can’t wait to start making things!

    xo Rachel

  6. Svenskt Tenn reproduces Josef Frank designs. Josef Frank is like the Bugatti of fabric. I dream of it in my home one day but then I’d need smelling salts nearby every time I walked in the room. Swoon!

    1. I live for Josef Frank fabrics too! They sell knock-offs here for a lot cheaper: http://www.textilis.com I hope they continue to expand their selection.

      1. The link takes you to a page that says that textilis is out of business!

  7. Zak & Fox is so good too. A collaboration between him and Rebecca Atwood would be textile heaven.

    1. Yep. Gonna addd. I love them.

  8. What a great compilation! Thanks! I’m in the process of searching for fabric for our media room and want a fresh look with navy, seafoam, pink, and white. i’m going for a Hollywood Regency meets Coastal look. I needed this inspiration.

  9. I’m so glad to see Spoonflower there! I love them!

  10. Wow, such a great list of sources! Thanks for putting this together and sharing it. I had heard of about half of these but can’t wait to check out the others. Thanks again

  11. THANK YOU!!!! I buy from Spoonflower, Ikea, Joanne, Calico, but the rest are all new to me.I am going to have so much fun on the internet today! Also, buy that rug.

    1. Also I thought of Etsy, for light weight mostly.

  12. About how much should it cost to reupholster a chair? It’s on the smaller side about 3 ft tall and 2 ft wide. I can’t wait to change out the old school Laura Ashley gingham!

    1. I need to write an updated post about it but this might help: http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-reupholstering-vintage-pieces/ sorry that so many of the photos/links are broken. SO ANNOYING!!!

      1. None broken!

  13. This is fantastic! Thank you for researching this for us 🙂
    I think someone mentioned it, but housefabric.com is great too – $5 samples and good, inexpensive upholstery fabrics.

    1. have never heard of them. THANK YOU!

  14. These are great! You should also check out Amelie Mancini. Her textiles are very natural, but modern, and she’s based out of Brooklyn. She has a new one called Joshua Tree.


    1. Love it. Does she sell fabrics? Didn’t see it, but I love her stuff.

  15. You are thoughtful, Emily. Thanks for the list. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Rosie 🙂

  16. I think I might just keep this page open in a tab and keep coming back and staring at these beautiful fabrics all day. Thanks for rounding these up, I would have no idea where to start looking for fabric online!

    1. You are welcome. Pin it and then you’ll always have it! Or put it on your facebook page and tell all your friends (see how I manipulate for more views?)

  17. So great and helpful, and I’m sure it took forever. Thanks guys! I’ll be coming back to this post as a resource 100 times.

  18. I just used Fabricguru.com and have been really pleased. The prices are really reasonable and everything ships for a flat $4.99, but the thing I like most is that you can return large cuts. For me that is huge, because sometimes a little 5 inch sample just doesn’t cut it, you know? I just ordered 12 yards of fabric for curtains, and it is beyond helpful to know that if it arrives and I hate it when there are YARDS AND YARDS of it staring me in the face, I can send it back. Of course, I fully expect and hope to love it. But still.

    Great round up. Thank you Team Emily. These links will keep me busy for days.

    1. Never heard of it. All of a sudden you guys are coming up with great ones that i’ve never used. I might have to do a second roundup.

    2. Ditto fabricguru.com. They have great prices on designer upholstery fabric.

  19. I love #3 of Svenskt Tenn. It was the fabric for the pillow of Joanna Goddard’s master bedroom makeover, right? Also, do you have any recommendations for where to purchase leather fabric for upholstery/pillows/etc?

    1. I think so. I didn’t make that one, Jenny did. Leather is tricky online. I guess check if those sites do, otherwise I bet its a more ‘in person’ situation. We have to buy ours in person and honestly its usually so expensive and its hard to find quantity. I haven’t figured it out yet.

      1. www,leatherhidestore.com is great for leather, you can order samples and return an unused hide in 30 days.

        also, another thumbs up for fabricguru.com.

  20. as an aspiring interior decorator, this post is GOLD to me! yay for democratic fabric shopping for all the people. 🙂

  21. Thanks for this round-up! I don’t buy fabric often, but this will be a great resource the next time I need to!

  22. I love love love this post but I kinda despise it because I don’t have any more room to add to my fabric stash!! So many pretty fabrics. Is it wrong to want to lay in a bed covered in swatches?

  23. My favorite linens in my house are from Lauren Liess Interiors (she does give a discount to designers and decorators). And I just found out you can purchase Sister Parish fabric and Wallpaper from their site as well. Not sure about the discount.

    1. OH SHOOOOOOOOOTTTT!!! I forgot about her. I love her stuff. So simple. Again, i’ll probably have to write a follow up post.

  24. This is amazing. I am always looking for fabric and frustrated with my options. Hadn’t heard of so many of these sources. Thank you!

  25. Thank you so much for this post! You’ve listed some sources totally new to me. I second the recommendation for fabrics.com. I have been very pleased with their products, prices, selection and service. I really like their clipboard feature for putting different fabrics together and the fact that they describe the colors used in the fabrics. And Joann, even though it may seem so common, is an excellent resource and often has 50% off sales online and in-store with coupons.

    1. Have you checked out southernfabric.com? That’s my go to online shop. They have beautiful fabric collections and they always have some sort of sale going on! They do “$2 Tuesdays” and daily deals for random collections. I’m obsessed with it!

  26. Thanks Emily, so useful for us all!I bought a neutral linen comforter with a cool watercolor floral and I’m in love with linen right now. The future country house needs some of that #1 and #9 from Linen Me. Such pretty choices Emily, thank you:)

  27. I’ve purchased fabric from superbuzzy.com many times. They have some really fun stuff!

  28. Awesome post, thanks to all. Joann Fabric is a gold mine for me every time I reupholster something. Make sure you go to a Joann super store because the fabric selection is so much better than a regular Joann. Also, there’s a great designer swatch section where you can touch and feel the fabric before you order in store or online. There’s almost always a coupon for 40-50% off so great deals all around!

  29. Thanks for the post Emily! I was JUST wondering about where to buy great fabrics. Now I have a ton of sources. 🙂

  30. Thanks so much for including Drygoods Design on your list! And you are right, it’s me, Keli. I am always pleased as punch when your name comes up in conversation with customers. You inspire a great many people; and I always tell people, that your eye and making a house a home is in your blood, even during the years where most people don’t know their own style, you did! Thanks again! xoxo

    1. KELI!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha. geez, I can’t believe I spelled your way the boring way. So glad you have awesome fabric and I didn’t just have to do it because I know ya. xxxxxxxx

  31. Mood Fabrics has been my go to shop online. Ive always find the right fabric for my customers. Thank you Mood!

  32. Thanks a million for sharing (and compiling) this incredibly juicy resource of gorgeousness!

  33. Thank you so much! You are the greatest. I am always looking for just the right fabric and these sources are wonderful! BTW in a previous comment I talked about having some of your blue glas from your yard sale and having a piece of you. That may have sounded weird, eewww! Honestly I’m not weird just love yor blog etc. :((………………….:))

  34. It’s like you read my mind! I was looking at fabric for hours yesterday for a cushion. Thank you for this!

  35. I am searching for fabric for table runners for my upcoming wedding at the Fig House, and these are great resources and picks. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. OOH good luck. So happy you are having it there!

  36. allow me to continue to validate your hard and good work on this post. after looking for fabric online last year for my wedding, I can confirm that good, go-to sources are invaluable. y’all continue to hit it out of the park. thanks for this. this is surely a post i will return to, and direct others too.

  37. I seriously can’t thank you enough for this post!!!! I’m currently on the hunt for new throw pillows and have spent an unspeakable number of hours over the last few days neglecting all other responsibilities, searching for fabrics… screaming in agony at all of the to the trade sources. You came to the rescue at just the right time! Thank you so much for sharing all of these amazing options!!

  38. This is such a fantastic list! I would love to, someday, make some curtains for our living room, and have been casually perusing fabrics to find some that I love for a project like that. Thank you, thank you for this list!

  39. Oh, how wonderful! I just moved from a large east coast city (Calico Corners, Artee’ and more) to a small town where there is nada fabric stores. (Ok, JoAnn 30 mi away – so NOT worth the trip!) So online ordering is a must. Thanks you so much for this! Most of these are new to me – and did I spy a great collection of Josef Frank designs?!!! Whoohoo!!!!

  40. So happy to see Minted there! I love designing for them, and one of my fabrics is for sale there. Their business setup is so great for me – a stay at home mom who needs a creative outlet 🙂

    1. Yeah! I was so happy that I love their designs. Good stuff.

  41. What a terrific roundup! Thank you!

  42. This is very useful. Thank you so much. But as far as I can tell, IKEA doesn’t sell fabric online, do they?

    1. Oh REALLLY????? Oh dear. I thought they did. Maybe they do here but not other places. if so then strike them off the list because the whole point is that you don’t have to be in person. Sorry!

  43. Thank you so much for including Loom in this feature! We also love seeing other new amazing brands as well. We work hard to offer a great, on trend selection of fabrics. All of us at Loom are in love with your work!

  44. Emily, Thank you SO very much for including Lacefield in your roundup. We are big, big fans of you and your work. We are thrilled to be in such good company.

  45. Thanks! This is a great resource. I was hoping for a novice like me you could do just a quick post that included a kind of working with fabric glossary. I find when you are just learning about something the terms alone can be overwhelming. I have no idea, especially with our touching the fabric what weight or type is pest for what project.

  46. Wow, thanks for this. Awesome list – very comprehensive!

  47. Love this! But I’ve been checking in daily for your roundup of good frame/framing resources that was mentioned as pending a couple of times in the recent past. I know – so ungrateful. But I’ve got several really cool things recently that I’m dying to get into frames and am hoping to see your recs first!

    Thanks for all you and your great staff share!

  48. Wow thanks for this great list. And I love how you provided your favourite sample swatches. I always forget about Ikea, but they have neat patterns and for a reasonable price. I also like to order from Harts FAbric, although I am in Canada so shopping/exchange rate often doesn’t make it worth it.
    Thanks for such a good resource!

  49. I love 75% of these fabrics so much it hurts. I’m going to have to rewatch your video about how to mix patterns on pillows without looking like a crazy person before unleashing my credit card. I loved this post!

  50. Never knew that Minted sold fabric as well, but I love all that they do.

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

  51. THIS IS THE BEST POST YOU’VE EVER DONE! i’ve been searching endlessly for fabric for roman shades in my nursery. just ordered some from minted! xoxo

  52. Oh my goodness I am in love with this! I’m always looking for more places to buy fun fabric. Thank you!
    -Chelsey // AndEverythingNice

  53. Thank you for such an informative and wonderful post. I have bookmarked this already! Josef Frank is one of my favs!!!

  54. Emily thank you SO MUCH for this. I think most of us are more than capable of finding our own fabric if we have access to a good source. Even here in LA I find it is challenging to find great fabric at the few stores that are not to the trade. Occasionally I brave the big blue whale (PDC) but those snooty gals who don’t want to part with a fabric swatch make me want to take my money elsewhere.

    I usually take my $ over to Hollywood at Home where they have beautiful fabrics by designers like Peter Dunham, John Robshaw, Lisa Fine and others. The have two stores (soon to be consolidated across the street to a new space) with lovely friendly salespeople. If you are in LA area and you are on the fabric hunt, check them out on La Cienega. They will happily help you, swatch you, advise you with no attitude. Harbinger is near as well and they are good folks there too.

  55. This is so helpful – many thanks to you and your staff for putting this together! As I was looking at the samples you showed, my mind kept straying to a shower curtain I’m going to change. Have you written any posts on how to get the right scale on something like a shower curtain for a small bathroom? I’ve considered about 3,481 different options, but am unsure which direction I should go.

  56. Getting ready to decorate my baby room and refresh my bedroom…this is amazing!!

  57. What an incredible (and dangerous 🙂 ) resource!! I live in Australia and it’s so much cheaper for me to buy fabric from the US and UK even with our weaker dollar. Thanks for fueling my addiction.

  58. hey emily, thanks for this resource! i need to reupholster my wool (beautiful but itchy) mid-century settee but this is all new to me!

    could you tell me what weight exactly is good for a sofa? i’m looking into tuscany linen and that’s 10 ounces per yard. is that heavy enough for a sofa? thanks!

  59. I just dropped my daughter off at school here in NH and what a nice surprise for a mama like me- my favorite designer writing a blog about fabric! You weren’t kidding about this taking days to complete. You and your team did a great job!

  60. Emily – thank you SO much for including me in the Spoonflower section!! I’m in such great company with all these wonderful designs and designers. Spoonflower has been an amazing jumping-off point for my fabric designs.
    I just launched a line of hand-blocked fabrics (made right here in the USA – by me!). Virginia Kraft textiles are created from my love of a comfortable, global-farmhouse style. At least that’s what I’m calling it;) I sell retail (and to the trade) online!
    Would love to see another round up! So many fantastic resources!!

    1. Andrea, I checked out your site and it’s gorgeous! Beautiful linens!

  61. Emily, thanks so much for including Kiitos Marimekko on this list! We are proud to be in such great company. We work hard to provide a comprehensive selection of Marimekko fabrics, and most importantly – great service! Thank you!!

    1. Was just going to hop in and say it’s misspelled up there – double i, sigle t. Means “thank you” in Finnish. And Hi Kaisa, US-based Finns in da haus! 🙂

  62. fabrics-store com is pretty basic but prices are good, quality is good and free swatches. I’ve ordered from them many times.

    Thanks for this great post!

  63. I could scroll through this post for hours! I had ALMOST decided to do simple white curtains to update my son’s room, but now you’ve got me back to looking at awesome, modern prints.

    It would be AWESOME if you could do a follow-up post with tips for choosing fabrics, especially for specific types of projects (e.g. pillows vs. curtains vs. upholstery). Also, do most of the sites clearly state the weight of the fabric?

    Another perk of JoAnn’s is their coupons. One cut of by-the-yard fabric equals one item, which means you could get several yards of a single fabric for up to 60% off (as long as it is not already on sale). I know this is true in store, anyway–not exactly sure how the online coupons apply to online fabric purchases.

  64. Check out: modern-fabrics.com they have great designer remnants in all lengths. Prices range, but they are considerable less than straight from the showrooms!

  65. Sooooo excited about this list!!! Can’t wait to check these sites out. I’m always looking for something new and different. I often order from https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/. They have great customer service and have a wide range of home decor fabrics. Plus, they have sales often. Thanks again!

  66. Don’t forget about http://www.modern-fabrics.com. They have great prices and selection on decor weight fabrics.

  67. Thanks for the great post! Sometimes you wonder where to go to find good quality fabric and end up being at a loss.

    Would you give a recommendation on reupholstering a glider type rocking chair? The wood on it is stained oak…think 1990’s. 🙂 I would like to use fabric that is neutral and will look great for years to come. I’m not afraid of a neutral pattern either. Even though I don’t love the color of the stained oak, I wont be changing it because it is ALOT of wood to sand and re stain or paint and it isn’t worth it and also because my husband gave this to me when we were expecting our first child. I have rocked all of my babies in it and it has great memories associated with that chair. When I get it upholstered, I would like the cushions to have more of a squared look with piping/welting to change up the look a bit. Thanks for your help!

  68. Love this post, thank you for such a fresh round of up fabric spots! Do you have an equivalent round up for wallpaper?

    1. I would love that!

  69. I love all of the fabrics you featured. So beautiful. Another awesome source is Connecting Threads. I love their exclusive collections (and the price!), but they also sell some of the more modern stuff like Cotton and Steel. Again, lovely post, thanks so much for all of the inspiration!

  70. These are some of my favorites too! But have you checked out Gail Wright at Home’s fabrics yet?

    1. Emily, it was such a surprise to see TwentyOne7 listed on your Best Online Fabric Stores. We enjoy providing the best prices online for high-end fabrics that are only available to the trade. We appreciate your kindness.
      TwentyOne7 – Offering beautiful products to create the home you always dreamed of.

  71. I am always hesitant to buy fabric online, because it is difficult to get the same information that you do at a store. Texture is really important to me, and I like to be able to feel my fabrics beforehand. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to do the shop for fabrics like I used to; but I have found that online shopping is a better option than I thought! I appreciate your helpful suggestions of good online sites to shop from, I will definitely be shopping from them!

  72. Nice collection of fabric.i really like it all thankful you for shared it here.

  73. Amazing all fabric designs.i love with all really.thank you.

  74. What a great list! Just wanted you to know that our very busy brick and mortar fabric store is now online, after years of people begging. We’d love your readers’ thoughts and comments. We just launched and are so excited. We love apparel fabrics, ethnic fabrics, unusual fabrics, knits, Southwestern-inspired fabrics, and world fabrics. Never enough online fabric stores! Thank you for a great service and keep on sewing! Nancy Arnold, SantaFeFabrics.com

  75. I am in love with Purl Soho and am ready for my final test — how long it takes to receive an order from the day it is placed. I gave up on Fabric.com for this reason — they had not even shipped my order after six days and so now I refuse to use them again.

    Purl Soho has nice fabric at reasonable prices. Seriously, do could ask for anything more. The other sites were a bit too pricey for me.

    Thank you for this list. I don’t drive and just started sewing so it’s wonderful to have a list of some great online fabric stores.

  76. If you wish to sew organic, let me present you our website http://www.only-organic-fabric-shop.com
    We sell only GOTS certified fabrics and ship worldwide

  77. Beautiful Fabrics!!

  78. I just found you this am & you/it makes me happy on a gray Portland OR morning! A true treasure!

  79. I’ve been trying for months to find a fabric for my bedroom window treatments that my husband and I agree on – this list of resources is amazing!! Thank you so much!

  80. Loved the list of online fabric resources. Its very useful list for fabric lovers. It may help to research on fabric before buy. Thanks for the wonderful information.

    Here another resource for fabric: best online fabric store

    1. Check the awesome collection of cotton and Georgette as well as crepe prints at muteyaar fabric store online here …. http://shopping.muteyaar.org/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=53&pg=store

  81. I? Looking for a certain kind of lace to be used for a lightweight shrug (formal)


  83. Thank you for these suggestions! I also love to shop on southernfabric.com because they always have great sales going on and a deal of the day.

  84. Do not ever use OnlineFabric.com. I have had the worst time with this company and they are extremely rude to boot. I order fabric online fairly often and I will never, ever use this company again.

    1. Try http://www.soulhome.com/ . They have a great selection and always ship fast. Their fabrics are really low priced and they don’t have an order minimum 🙂 Plus the customer service guy is super sweet <3

  85. Thank you for the fun and informative post and for the links for further information! I’m really inspired by your .

  86. FABRIC FABRIC is fabric online store with discount price.

  87. What should I spend to reupholster a chair and ottoman? I was quoted $1800 for labor and fabric and I think I could buy 2 new chairs for that cost. Thanks!

  88. If you’re looking for totally custom fabrics at reasonable prices, definitely check out http://www.weaveup.com. WeaveUp can print your design on fabric OR you can change the colors in nearly 4,000 designs from independent artists to suit your needs! It’s like an online fabric company archive – browsing is totally addicting!

  89. Thank you! Very informative for me. I would say a precious list of fabrics you have share here with us. Awesome fabrics!

  90. I will surely read this completely and also will share to my blog! Informative much! Thanks for it!

  91. hi guys if you are looking for whole collection of fabrics with unique designs to make the special day an extra special just check out collection of fabrics at http://www.tulles.com/fabrics/.

    1. Thanks for sharing info with us .. this will be easy find for us .

  92. i was having the requirement of the high quality cotton cloth and want to have the full configuration for it. reply accordingly.

  93. Whoa, what a great list. I’m looking for a fabric to do a few Roman Shades for my house and this list has helped me discover fabric lines I didn’t even know existed. Thanks! I’ll do a follow up blog when I figure out what I’m going to use. Thanks!

    1. Have you seen muteyaar online fabric store?
      Awesome collection of cotton, Georgette, American crepe fabrics at best price and they ship internationally too.

  94. Hey,

    Thanks for sharing this list with helpful information. This is very great source of useful information before buying online fabrics.

  95. If you are looking for upholstery fabric, my favorite online store is TopFabric.com. They have the best selection of velvets, chenilles, suedes and more in both solids and patterns. I have already used them for two of my projects and couldn’t be more pleased!

  96. Let me throw my hat into the ring…. Fabric5andDime.com is a wonderful site to purchase high end fabric remnants all for $5/yd. You have to dig around and navigate the site which can be a little tricky but the site has some absolute gems

  97. I found this quilt shop online that is really good.

  98. I did notice that there is one amazing fabric website that wasn’t on this list, stash builder box. I found out about this website from a friend and it has really helped me find some new creative fabrics. they have a subscription that gives you new fabrics every month. Let me know what you guys think. Also if there are any other sites like this that you guys would suggest let me know


  99. This is so helpful thank you! I just bought a new sewing machine and I can’t wait to start making things.
    Thanks for sharing this list of helpful information.

  100. Thanks for putting these together! I love all of these patterns and online store options you provided. When I make my bags I also need some really good solid marine vinyl for straps and bottoms. I noticed you don’t highlight this type of product. I love to get mine at http://www.marinevinylfabric.com. They have great prices and I love their quality. I would upload some pictures if I could of my work, but either way these guys need to be added to your list. They are the best!

  101. Thanks for putting these together! I love all of these patterns and online store options you provided. When I make my bags I also need some really good solid marine vinyl for straps and bottoms. I noticed you don’t highlight this type of product. I love to get mine at http://www.marinevinylfabric.com. They have great prices and I love their quality. I would upload some pictures if I could of my work, but either way these guys need to be added to your list. They are the best!

  102. I love this post. The pictures say a 1000 words! Don’t forget about http://www.topfabric.com. They have the best selection of velvet upholstery fabric and so many colors to choose from!

    1. The post is great …loved the info about different fabrics..

  103. Thanks For Sharing with us……. i love it………

  104. I need to get a bay seat cushion made and some pillows. I found the perfect design for my daughters room over a year ago. I am finally ready to get everything made and I was told by the woman making the pillows and cushion for me thatbthe fabric is no longer in stock. I am so upset. Do you know of a fabric that is similar to this BRIDGE CITY BLOOMS FABRIC ON WHITE. I l ow Caitlin Wilson has a similar one. It the colors are faded. I like the bold colors in the BRIDGE CITY BLOOMS FABRIC ON WHITE fabric. Pleeeeease help. Any recommendation for a similar fabric????

  105. Wow. What a great article. Thank you for compiling this detailed list. I’m looking for new patterns form my baby bib line and specifically need laminated cotton. Do you know of a good source for this? I couldn’t find laminate cotton from the list above. Thank you!!

  106. What a good compilation! Thanks! I’m within the method of sorting out cloth for our media space and wish a contemporary look with navy, seafoam, pink, and white. i’m going for a Hollywood Regency meets Coastal look. I required this inspiration.


  107. Where is a good place to buy Zak and Fox and Peter Dunham fabrics? I’ve been looking everywhere and want to make my own pillows.

  108. Nice, really helpful post, i’m a fashion blogger and love to blog about latest fashion. But this post is quite unique. Really nice online destinations to checkout fabrics.


  109. What a decent arrangement! Much obliged! I’m inside the technique for dealing with material for our media space and wish a contemporary look with naval force, seafoam, pink, and white. i’m going for a Hollywood Regency meets Coastal look. I required this motivation.


  110. Well now I know what I’m doing today!! Thank you for this roundup….I’m starting my guest room and still haven’t found the perfect curtain fabric

  111. If I wanted to have some pillows and curtains made (specifically, a round pillow with piping on the edges, and some long curtains with a fun trim on the long edges), would I google to find a local “upholsterer” in my area, or a “seamstress,” or what? I’ve read in a bizillion places that I should just ask my tailor (I don’t have one) or inquire at the drycleaners (they said “no” at the three places I checked).

    I have tried to sew myself (I looked up “easy” patterns) – it’s just not something I want to spend my time on, like ever.

  112. The very best place to buy extreme special, can’t find anywhere else, and not too expensive (a steal when you consider what you are getting) imho

  113. Does anyone else get totally overwhelmed in a good way by the beauty of fabrics? I can hardly walk into a fabric store and not be almost moved to tears because it’s all so PRETTY!!!! And then I can’t decide on a single one. Great round up. Thank you.

  114. Can I just say how incredibly valuable this post is? I’ve been trying to find fabric to reupholster my dining room chairs for months and just have been overwhelmed by the online abundance. Knowing that these sites come recommended by your team is invaluable. Thanks so much for sharing your professional resources!

  115. I’ve purchased upholstery fabric from Designtex and I’d highly recommend them. It was more expensive for me with import/conversion to Canadian but totally worth it for the perfect fabric. They also have wall coverings (some amazing shibori ones) plus some other great products.

  116. Fabricworm.com is also a great on-line fabric resource.

  117. Thank you so much for this round-up! I didn’t even know I needed it. I am absolutely captivated by Spoon Flower #3 Navy Floral! I will see it in my dreams tonight.

  118. Emily, next time you are in Portland I would love to show you around my store, The Whole 9 Yards. We are a family owned home-dec fabric store that is celebrating 26 years in busines! We have most of our in-stock fabrics on our website w9yards.com and love to send out free swatches because we firmly believe that you have to see, feel, and touch the fabrics in person. We love to source really unique one-of-a-kind speciality fabrics (check out this embroidered beauty from Italy: https://w9yards.com/shop/fabric/orleans/) and pair them with more affordable/approachable options so we satisfy every price point.

    1. I love the Whole 9 Yards!

  119. Emily,

    I got my hands on a vintage Plycraft Mr. Chair…but needs reupholstering. Any tips on picking the right material?

    1. Ha, I see you linked someone in a comment to an old post about a chair. I’ll check it out!

  120. I love a lot of the fun patterns in this, but how would we actually use them? Maybe you could do a post with “ways to do patterned fabric right”? I know curtains, pillows and accent chairs, but how else could we bring in fun patterns without going crazy? How do they look large-scale with the angles and curves of furniture? What to consider when upholstering with a pattern or design. Thanks!!

  121. Thanks for this! Do you have any kid friendly (3 boys ages 5-8) fabrics that you can recommend? Sorry if you already mentioned in the comments and I missed it!

  122. omg love this post! if you could ever do a post on favorite perennials/sunbrella/other kidproof fabrics that would truly blow my mind!

  123. Can’t believe you didn’t include Hawthorne Threads! Definitely check it out 🙂 http://www.petalandbranch.com

  124. What about a good upholsterer?? Do you have a list for any in So Cal??

  125. This was SUCH a helpful post, thank you thank you!

  126. YES! More posts like this, please! This is super duper helpful!

  127. Calico Corners has great fabrics but the pictures of them on their website are baaaad!
    Onlinefabricstore.net is a great resource with great pics of the fabrics.

  128. Wow, what about KOVI Fabrics?

  129. Fancy Tiger Crafts out of Denver! They are similar to Drygoods design but have a larger selection and, like Drygoods, their customer service is spectacular and they ship quickly.

  130. Anyone know a good source for handkerchief weight linen?

  131. I encourage everyone to check out Modern-Fabrics.com. They have discounted prices on dozens of top design houses: China Seas, Knoll, Pollack, Maharam, even leather.. Their customer service is wonderful, will send free samples and they ship everything for a flat fee of $10. Considering the weight of top quality upholstery 54″ fabric, that amazing. They have a store location as well.

  132. These are great! Thank you
    animeyt http://www.animeyt.me/

  133. What type of store would you recommend if someone wanted to buy wedding linen or table dressings in bulk? What if you want such products in a bunch but are not actually a business so you cannot use the B2B online marketplaces?

  134. Is it just me, or are all the comments appearing as having been written in March of 2015?

  135. I love https://www.flatvernacular.com and timorousbeasties.com because they have the matching fabric and wallpapers when I want to go all in on a pattern I love

  136. Thank you! This is wonderful!

  137. Loving these prints! So colorful and pretty!

    Allegra xx

    Allegra Ghiloni Fashion Stylist

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