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Top 10 Places to Shop for Fabric Online

We are finally getting to the stage of building where I’m thinking less about the guts of the house and more about the pretty things. Hardware on cabinets, rugs, curtains, and fabrics are where my mind wanders to these days. For the past few weeks I’ve been spending most of my “stuck on the couch breastfeeding” time scrolling through fabrics looking for inspiration, so I thought I would share my favorite places to shop. I would love to be able to shop for fabric in an actual store, but I have four little boys and live out in the sticks, and taking them along on a fabric hunting adventure sounds like a special kind of torture. So online it is…for everything…always. I live and die by Amazon Prime.

So let’s get to it…

where to buy fabric

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Online Fabric Store

Online Fabric Store has a massive selection and is usually my first stop when I’m fabric shopping. They have fabrics in a variety of price ranges and it’s easy to use their search features and find exactly what you are looking for.

fabric store



Fabric.com has an absolutely insane amount of fabric to choose from in all price ranges. They used to be pretty much the only place I bought fabric because they had a great rewards program and offered lots of coupon codes, but they have since stopped both of those. I still shop there, but now I shop around much more than I used to. Also, be sure to check out the fabric made by Premier Prints if you want quality home decor fabric for under $10 a yard.




Spoonflower is different in that it allows you to actually design your own fabric. I haven’t actually done this, but I have bought designs made by other users. For example, I purchased this underwater fabric for my boys bedroom makeover (which I will get to one day). They have a huge selection and prices are reasonable ($17.50 a yard for cotton fabric), and you can also have the designs printed on wallpaper, gift wrap , or made into pillows.

Squid Sandwich



Ebay is a great place to buy, well, everything and fabric is definitely included in that list. You can get your hands one of a kind and vintage fabrics that you can’t find at other online retailers, plus you get the thrill of bidding on it (or buying it now, if you like your purchases thrill-free). I recently fell in love with a fabric and could only find it at a few one online retailers (I think it’s been discontinued? Not sure.) but I was able to buy a bunch if it on Ebay for a 1/4 the price. Score.

vintage ebay fabric



I absolutely love Etsy and have bought many, many things from their site. If you’ve never been and like unique homemade and vintage items, then stop what you are doing and visit right now. On top of everything else it is also a great place to shop for fabric, or if you have a particular fabric you want to use and don’t want to make the item yourself you can always hire an artisan to custom make it for you (usually at a very reasonable price). I’m currently eyeing some gorgeous handmade linen bedding from this shop for our master bedroom.

etsy fabric


I was recently introduced to WeaveUp and really like the website and fabrics. It is similar to Spoonflower in that you can design your own fabric or choose from others designs, but the coolest part is that you can customize those fabrics. Take a look at the screenshot below…you can change the repeat, make the design larger or smaller, and on some you can even change the color. Then you can choose what kind of fabric to have it printed on, ranging from simple cotton, linen, velvet, and much more.




You have probably heard of Minted, they are a great resource for paper goods (wedding invitations, Christmas cards, etc) and also have an amazing selection of unique art. They have recently started selling fabric made by independent artists and the designs are super cute. The prices are mid-range, $32 per yard of premium cotton and $37 for linen. Definitely one to check out.

minted fabric


Caitlin Wilson

The prices here are on the high end and the selection is small, but the designs are beautiful. I really just use this site for window shopping, but this navy buffalo check fabric might just change that…

caitlin wilson


Hawthorne Threads

Hawthorne Threads is run by a husband and wife team in Upstate NY. They have a unique selection of designs at affordable prices, most are priced between $7 and $13 a yard. I especially like how they pull colors from a fabric and offer you a selection or coordinating fabrics from whichever color you choose.

Hawthorne threads



You can’t really do a fabric store roundup without including Joann. While their brick and mortar stores are full of fabric goodness, their online selection is even more legit. They have a huge selection in a variety of prices and you can usually find coupon codes and sales to make the price even lower.

joann fabrics

I know this list just barely skims the surface of great places to buy fabric online, so if you have a favorite that isn’t included leave a link in the comments!

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  1. Pretty selection! Love all you’re doing! bestfabricstore.com has a ton of fabric in a lot of price ranges and has EXCELLENT customer service.

  2. Wow! Thank you for this! You have some great websites listed that I’ve never heard of before. This post is going on my PIN board for future reference (we’re moving soon). I look forward to seeing how you pull all the pretties together in your home. :-)

    1. I was also going to mention fabricguru.com, (their selection is AMAZING for decor fabric) but Patti beat me to the punch!!! I recently bought a designer fabric I wanted so much, that retails for $23-$30/yard depending where you look, and I purchased some that said it was “off register” for $5/yard and I can NOT see where anything is wrong with it?!?! Anyway, I know that is probably risky and maybe I got lucky, but for other thrifty folks like me, I thought I would share my experience…. Your individual I am so in love with your new home, and am SO enjoying seeing your progress… Thanks for sharing Ashley!!!

  3. Years ago I used to sew patchwork full time & used Fabric.com occasionally. Then one day I saw a note about an ‘open warehouse’ sale they were having where you could actually come in & shop, and realized it was super close to our house! It was so fun to go & visit! (Not near them anymore, that was my parents house.)

  4. Great post! I would go with ebay because you can buy directly from the company and get it very cheap (if you know how to look properly) I didn’t know fabric was sold on etsy as well. Very informative post!

  5. I’m an addicted to shop online!
    Thanks for mentioning these two online shops because spoon flower and Joann who offers the best fabric for bed sheets, pillow covers and best decorative stuffs with best quality and finest delivery service.
    these are the best in their business.
    thumbs up.

  6. When I saw baby and fabric I knew I knew you would appreciate this tip. I got some clear marine vinyl at http://www.MarineVinylFabric.com I covered my beautiful dining room table to keep it clean. After a few close calls I knew I needed a better solution. I found I didn’t need to sacrifice my beautiful things I just needed to protect them.

  7. I’m into a lot of fabric shopping for my own retail shop and I’ve also checked some at benstrends. I personally love Spoonflower and Fabricguru, for their reasonable price, beautiful selections and great support. These are additions to my list, will definitely check them out! Thank you!

  8. Moodfabrics.com is where I get lost. I have almost 300 fabrics in my wishlist! I love that they have a huge selection of fashion and home decor fabrics.

  9. I hate that fabric stores are closing and people are being forced to buy online. I will not buy fabric online. I need to feel it and see it in person. It’s too much trouble to order it then haveto send back because it looks different or the texture isn’t what you thought it was going to be. Fabric is one of those things that should not be purchased online in my opinion.

  10. For quilting fabric,try thousandsofbolts.com. Fabric may not be the lastest lines but is of excellent quality. If you are like me, your quilts are all antiques by the time they are finished anyway! The prices are pretty hard to beat too.

  11. I disagree with Fabric.com

    My two order were over $100 @ order. They’ve cut short numerous times and have rude customer service. They wouldn’t fix the shortage and rude too boot. Won’t shop with them ever again.

  12. Hello everyone my go to fabric place online is fabricwholesaledirect.com been shopping with them for years. They have so many different kinds of fabric for great prices also a note the more you buy the more you can save. They also offer coupons

  13. Thank you
    Im at this moment in ATL,GA
    The fabric city
    Ive looked at your online fabric ,appears nice looking materials,and reasonable ,

  14. Nice list. Although my favorite place to shop online is Amazon, Aliexpress, and Etsy. I have checked Febric.com. Looks like a great site. The sites will indeed be a great edition. Thank you for sharing them with us. God bless.

  15. I love the Spoonflower store! I always buy fabrics there. I haven’t created my fabric yet either, I just buy other designs from other people

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