September 6, 2023

Where to Buy Fabric Online

If you’re just starting out sewing your clothes it can be hard to figure out where you can buy fabric online. But no fear! I’ve rounded up a list of my favourite online fabric stores to help you find amazing fabric options for your new handmade wardrobe.

Once you have a list of trusted sources, buying fabric is a really fun part of the garment sewing process! Just thinking about browsing all the various colours, patterns and textures gets me fired up and ready to sew—and choosing fabric is where you can really tap into your creativity and personal style. And when you’re able to sew your own clothes, you get to choose exactly what you want to wear whether it’s crisp cottons, snuggly wools, or fancy silk.

However, I’ll be the first to tell you that there is practically an infinite variety of fabrics available, so it’s easy to be a bit overwhelmed by options even if you’re not a beginner. This is especially true when if you’re shopping online and can’t actually touch the fabric. But I’m here to help!

Where to buy fabric online

I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite online fabric stores from around the world to help you get started on your sewing journey.

United States


United Kingdom


Australia/New Zealand

Now that you know where to shop, do want to learn more about how to pick the right kind of fabric for a sewing pattern and how much to buy?  I walk you through everything you need to know in my new book, “Sewing the Curve”. It covers everything from buying a sewing machine, sewing your first stitch, making your first garment – and yes, picking good fabric!

“Sewing the Curve” is now available!

What are some of your favorite online fabric stores? Share your recommendations in the comments below!

Photos by Linda Campos

9 thoughts on “Where to Buy Fabric Online

  1. Mardi says:

    Australia: Tessuti, Maaike Designs

    1. Katy says:

      Yes! I came here to say Maai Design.
      I just got a voucher for my birthday. Can’t wait to figure out what to get.

  2. Jood says:

    Agree with Mardi, but add Fabric Deluxe in Melbourne and Sewing Gem in Brisbane.

  3. Mari says:

    Thank you so much for these resources. I can’t wait to try out the new patterns in the book. I just finished Calder pants and Wexford top.

  4. Lisa Rohde says: has great variety.

  5. In the US- prices are fantastic and excellent quality fabric. Get on their mailing list !!

  6. Lesley Ann Woodward says:

    In the US, Marcy Tilton Fabrics has high quality fabrics, pricey but you are paying for quality.

  7. Sheila Swan says:

    Miss Maude in Greytown New Zealand is fab!

  8. Shari Lewis says:

    Mulberry Silks in Carrboro, NC, US

Let me know what you think!