Online dress-making fabric shops

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I’ve been compiling this list of dress-making fabric suppliers for myself for a while in Notebook and thought it might be helpful to share it in case it’s useful to anyone else. It’s certainly not exhaustive and I haven’t bought from all of these sites but they are here because I’ve seen interesting/lust-worthy/just what I need on them at some point and have returned to them more than once. Most of them also sell haberdashery and patterns from independent designers (I have a list of those too here).

UK

M is for Make Super fast delivery and love the selection of fabric

The Village Haberdashery Same applies here

Liberty Some of the most beautiful fabric I’ve sewn with (imho)

Merchant and Mills Fabric and fabulous haberdashery (the Baby Bow scissors and enameled entomology pins are two of my big favourites).

The Cloth House  If you tell them what you’re looking for they will send samples from  the very large selection they have in their amazing London shop.

Back Stitch Great selection of patterns from independent designers and quick delivery

Ray-Stitch

The Eternal Maker- I really like the way this site organises the fabric. It’s really easy to search.

Guthrie and Ghani- a very lovely selection of fabric, haberdashery and patterns with a fab blog of owner Lauren’s makes for inspiration.

Bizzy and Boo Fabrics– all organic fabrics with lots of knits in this Etsy shop

Ditto Fabrics – big selection, fast delivery. I got some fab stretch denim here.

The Splendid Stitch- Glasgow-based online shop with a carefully curated selection of lovely fabrics

Fabric Godmother

The Cloth Spot

Tissu Fabrics– I like the way the fabrics are displayed on black dressforms on this site so that you get an idea of opacity and drape.

Stone Fabrics

MacCulloch and Wallis I find this website a bit glitchy to use but worth a look if it works.

Croft Mill

Cloth Kits They sell the kits they are well known for and a pretty nice selection of fabrics

Truro Fabrics

Joel and Son Fabrics specialist in amazing, high end and couture fabrics

Minerva Crafts – Looooots of fabric

Faberwood– Beautifully curated set of high quality, contemporary fabrics

Plush Addict– Good selection of dress-making fabric as well as quilting and home decor too.

Dragonfly fabrics

The Draper’s Daughter– Beautifully curated selection of fabrics, including Nani Iro and Atelier Brunette.

Fabworks Mill Shop Lovely dress making and furnishing fabrics, including a range of Avoca beauties.

Offset Warehouse Offset Warehouse is a social enterprise which brings together a huge range of hand-picked eco fabrics and haberdashery.

Doughty’s Big selection of dress making, quilting and craft fabrics too.

Clothaholics just Japanese indigo dyed fabrics and very beautiful

Centre for Advanced Textiles– Based in Glasgow, custom design printing onto a range of fabrics (similar to Spoonflower listed below).

All  things knit and stretchy

The sites up above also sell knits but these two specialise in them.

Girl Charlee UK

Kitschy Coo

Here’s a link to the Kitschy Coo list of fabric suppliers which includes quilting too.

Discovery Knitting British woven range of beautiful knits of all weights and types. Some only available as wholesale or in minimum number of metres. Beautiful plain knits in a huge range of different materials.

Silk specialists

I’ve bought silk for dying from both these shops-  the quality is really good!

Whaleys of Bradford

Beckford Silk

Haberdashery specialists

See Merchant and Mills up above too.

Jaycotts– big selection of all kinds of notions and tools

Ernest and Wright  A family owned company making scissors for life in Sheffield- beauty and functionality. I own a pair of the 8″ tailors shears (with red handles) and LOVE them!

Euro Japan Links– Specialists in materials for Sashiko embroidery. They sell the fabric, thread, needles, thimbles as well as some samplers. Beautiful stuff!

International

Cousette, France- Gorgeous selection, particularly the knits. Really quick delivery to the UK too.

Mood Fabrics, NYC- always, always worth a browse

Miss Matatabi on Etsy, source of Japanese wonderfulness and very fast international delivery

Pacific Trimming, NYC- stockists of RIRI zippers and many other amazing and hard to find trims, very quick international delivery

Spoonflower, USA- print anything you want on a big range of fabrics or upload your own design. They have a factory in Berlin (as of April 2016) so no more customs charges when you order.

Dress fabrics, Ireland

This is a list I’ll be adding to and, of course, suggestions are always very welcome. 🙂

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