5 Awesome Places to Buy Fabric Online

I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long and I’m finally getting around to it.

 I get a lot of emails asking where I get fabrics that I use on different projects, so today I’m sharing with you, my most awesome readers, 5 of my favorite places to buy fabric online.

I love browsing fabric online because you can pin your favorites and then see them side by side.  What a perfect way to mix and match fabrics from different stores before you make your purchase right?  But my most favorite thing about buying fabric online is that you don’t have a toddler pulling at your leg to show you every Disney Princess fabric ever made 🙂
best places to buy fabric online

So here it is, the short list of where I shop for fabric most often.

Yes there are many places to buy fabric online, but these are my faves because they have great selection, great deals, and some have free shipping!  I hope they become your favorites too! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my disclosure.

Fabric.com

The first time I ever bought fabric online was from Fabric.com and I was not disappointed.  What I love most is the free shipping when you spend $35 or more which, for a fabric addict like myself is not at all hard to do.  They have all types of fabric but I especially love their home decor fabrics.  I’ve used home decor fabrics from Fabric.com on projects like my slip covered ottoman, my reupholstered dining chairs, and in my little mister’s nursery.

They have their fabrics categorized by designer so if you know of a certain fabric maker that you like, you can browse that way.  Or if you are looking for a certain color you can search by color.  I also love that they suggest coordinating fabrics, but I have to admit sometimes they are a little too matchy matchy for me.

If you are just getting acquainted with Fabric.com check out some of my favorite designers there:  Michael Miller,and Premier Prints.

Online Fabric Store

Online Fabric Store is another fabulous resource for fabric.  It is so easy to find really great prints in this online store and they carry one of my favorite fabric lines, HGTV!  They also have free shipping when you spend $50, but keep your eyes peeled because they often have free shipping days and coupon codes noted right at the top of their site.

West Elm

This is one that very few people know about but it’s true.  You can buy fabric by the yard from West Elm!  I discovered this awhile back when I made over this vintage chair.  I had the dark grey herringbone fabric in mind for my project but couldn’t find it anywhere. It was by some happy accident that I discovered that I could buy the exact fabric I was thinking of by the yard and do the chair myself!  Hot Dog!!!

They don’t offer every single one of their fabrics by the yard, but they are a great place to go when you need upholstery fabric because their furniture and the fabrics they use on them are high quality so you can get that same quality for your own project.  They also have some of their popular prints available so you can sew up your own throw pillows or make drapes!

One more thing to note about West Elm.  I have more than once used their shower curtains for projects because they come in some great prints and they are a perfect weight for home decor projects like pillows and drapes. A total cheater, I know.  But when this girl loves a print, I make it work! Want to see their shower curtains in action? Check out my DIY Grommet Top Curtains.

Spoonflower.com

Be careful with this one.  It can be addicting!  Consider yourself warned.  Spoonflower is unlike any other fabric resource because the fabrics are designed by individual designers, not big brand names.  Think of Spoonflower like etsy, but for fabric. It is pretty much a collection of art in fabric form and you can search by color or by theme which is really fun.  Back when I was doing the little mister’s nursery I would search themes like “typography” or “bicycles” and got so many fun ideas for his bedroom.

You may remember the DIY Duvet Cover that I made for the Grand kid’s room over at my mom’s house.  That duvet cover was a huge hit and I got so many questions about the teal watercolor chevron fabric that I got from Spoonflower.  I’ll admit the prices on Spoonflower are a bit higher than the other fabric resources I have listed here, but you can’t find them anywhere else and so you are paying for the uniqueness and supporting some uber talented artists.

Joann.com

Most of us know about Joann stores and if you are into any type of crafting or sewing probably frequently shop there, but when I discovered that you can buy fabric online from Joann.com I was so excited!  And I was really surprised at the modern home decor fabrics that they have available! There is nothing better than NOT dragging my 2 crazy kiddos to the fabric store and NOT waiting in line behind 20 quilters each having 20 different fabrics cut right? (Nothing against quilters, they are just getting their creative on too.)

Joann.com has a great selection of home decor fabrics too and they are on sale frequently along with some basic use fabrics in all sorts of fun patterns.  Joann is my go to for any DIY baby gift that I may be working on because their selection is huge and their coupons are so easy to find which really helps keep cost down.

So there you have it.  The secret (which was never really a secret) is out!  Go get yourself some fabric and get creating!

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

32 thoughts on “5 Awesome Places to Buy Fabric Online

  1. The most essential thought when selecting your fabric printing is if you actually appreciate looking at image. If you think that particular create will cause you to experience great and satisfied every time you look at it, then you should seriously consider getting it. Think of the perfect position or space in your home where it would look excellent

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Great tip, thanks a bunch!

  2. Maggie Cain says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this list. I’ve never bought online before, but my JoAnn closed last year, and I’m so very tired to going to WalMart (not the best selection). While I wish I could support my local craft shot, it seems I don’t have one anymore, so I really appreciate your advice.

    1. Corey Willis says:

      You’re so welcome, Maggie. Glad you found new inspiration here!

  3. Awesome suggestion save money for online shopping. thank you very much for share this article with us. it will be help!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      You’re so welcome, Richard.

  4. Thank you so much for the list. I’ve been strugling to find good online fabric stores for a while, but now I have a lot of options to choose from. Love them!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      You’re so welcome, Christine. Happy to be of help!

  5. Corey Willis says:

    Thanks for the comment, Ellen. Many people live in an area without a nearby fabric store, or their local store has a poor selection. Online fabric shopping is a huge help to them. I can understand your point, though.

  6. Elham Timas says:

    Hi, thank you for the great information, i’m new into fabric , can you please tell me what fabric works best for baby clothes in general?
    Thank you

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hi Elham, I did a google search and came up with this: “For everyday children’s wear, cotton and polyester apparel fabrics are comfortable, safe, and easy to wash. Soft, fine wale corduroy is excellent for durable rompers and overalls for toddlers. Corduroy comes in 100% cotton and sometimes in cotton/polyester blends.” Hope it helps!

  7. Jeanette says:

    There used to be a fabric store called the pink house that sold kick off fabric of what used to be OP the company OP . do you know where I could get my hands on some or where I could buy it ?

    1. Corey Willis says:

      I sure don’t Jeanette. But thanks for stopping by!

  8. Hey Corey,

    Thanks for sharing the list. Its very helpful for the people who want to buy fabrics. And this is great information to read before buying.

  9. Hey Nicole. I just did a search and didn’t come up with anything that would work and look good for a dress. Have you considered dip dying your own fabric? Search pinterest for dip dye and you’ll find a bunch of tutorials to follow.

  10. Chris says:

    You are so right, Spoonflower is positively addictive! I’ve been looking for fabric to redo an upholstered bench and found exactly what I had in mind on their site. Thank you!

  11. […] There are really so many places. I go to Jo-Ann’s a lot (if you can’t tell, I love Jo-Ann’s!) But there are plenty of places online, like Fabric.com. Honestly though, some of the best places you can get fabric are at local stores or on Etsy. There’s a huge variety available, so just look around and ask your friends about their favorite places! This post from Tiny Sidekick has some great tips for places to buy fabric online. […]

  12. Hey Hannah! No. I love fabric.com. In fact they are my go to fabric source. I always get my order super quick and love that they only require $35 for free shipping. I’ve even done 2 returns with them and haven’t had a problem. Hope that eases your mind.

  13. samantha says:

    I made the mistake of following your advice. I went to spoonflower.com You warned me, but I didn’t listen! It really is addictive!!!! I love Fabric.com too!!! Thanks again!

  14. Always fabric shopping for new patterns to make steering wheel covers . Fabric.com is one I use all the time. Love the free shipping offer when you purchase $35 or more. Hawthorne Threads has a great site, very easy to navigate and find just what your looking for. Joann Fabric is a given but not always as quick in keeping up with the current fashion trends. Etsy fabric shops are also a good source, too. I love shopping for fabric and gosh I have way too much but always looking for more.

  15. Thank you so much for this! I don’t live anywhere near a good fabric/sewing store and tend to buy a lot of fabric on Ebay because I’m just not sure where else to shop. I’m off to check out each of the online stores you’ve mentioned – so excited to find some great sources for pretty fabrics! Your projects are brilliant, I especially love the ottoman cover and the upholstery on the craigslist chairs. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Your very welcome Linda! Even living near fabric stores I have fallen in love with shopping for it online. I feel like I can take my time and see so much more. Have a fantastic rest of your week!

  16. Yes! In my experience I think they are cut better than at the cut counter! I hadn’t thought of it until you asked this 🙂 Happy fabric hunting!

  17. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the great information! I just hope they ship to Canada 😉

  18. Thanks for Sharing your resources Corey. Great to have recommendations for online companies. Pinned!!

    1. You are so welcome. Now that I can buy online, I feel like I have time to make better choices and mix and match much better too! Thanks for coming by 🙂

  19. Corey, this is awesome! And I am a total Spoonflower stalker, though I have yet to purchase anything–I can see how it is a dangerous site to prowl, though 🙂

  20. MARTA FISAS ARMENGOL says:

    Estoy intentando encontrar telas de toalla estampada, y no encuentro en ningún sitio. ¿puede indicarme algún lugar mediante online? Soy de españa-
    Gracias

  21. Thanks for the tips Corey! I’d never heard of Online Fabric Store (seems so obvious 😉, but I’ll definitely have to go check them out!

  22. I’m pinning this for future reference since I love to get deals and I like sewing (even if I’m not great at it.)

  23. You’ve got some of my absolute faves here like Spoonflower and a few new ones that I can’t wait to check out! Fabulous round up Corey! Pinned for my next sewing project!

  24. I have been wanting to try to order fabric online. Thank you so much!

  25. Always on the lookout for great fabric spots! Thanks for sharing.

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