30 March 2011 @ 05:37 pm
Online Fabric Stores  
I left a comment on someone's journal last night about online fabric stores with a bunch of links, and it occurred to me that there may be fabric stores I don't know about. Could it be possible?

Here's my list, slightly augmented. And by "slightly augmented" I mean "more than doubled in size".

FabricsStore.com -- Linen, some cotton
Fabric Mart -- Designer leftovers, Shetland wool (which is actually from Uruguay?), lots of other garment fabrics
Vogue Fabrics -- Not affiliated with Vogue Patterns or the magazine. Fabric store near Chicago.
Fashion Fabrics Club/Denver Fabrics.com -- Same stock on both websites. Somewhat unreliable when it comes to fabric descriptions.
Fabric.com -- Lots of quilting fabric, but also upholstery and apparel fabrics. Sometimes has awesome sales!

Fabric Guru -- Lots of upholstery fabric, some of it appropriate for historical costuming. Apparently they have apparel fabric sometimes, too.
Farmhouse Fabrics -- Heirloom sewing fabrics. Expensive!
B. Black and Sons -- Good source of wool, according to everyone I know.
Burholder Fabric -- Has quilting cottons in 1800s repro prints.
Thai Silks -- Silk from Southeast Asia.
Originals by Kay -- Dress lengths of fabric appropriate for mid-19th century clothing.
Renaissance Fabrics -- Does what it says on the label!
Jas. Townshend & Son -- Fabric under "yard goods" in the lefthand column.
Common Threads Quilting -- Repro prints.
Dharma Trading -- Undyed yardage in natural (and rayon) fibers and also other things.
Silk Connection -- Undyed silk and cotton yardage.
Silk Road Fabrics -- Yet again, silk. But also cotton and linen.

Fashionable Fabrics -- Modern sewing, not historical.
Fabricworm -- Modern, lots of quilting.
Bunte Fabrics -- European import fabrics and notions. Modern, though you might find something useful for historical if you poke around.

Etsy sellers I like, who all sell mostly silk but sometimes other natural fibers: FabIndianFabric, Fabricana, silkfabric

They only have fat quarters listed in their shops, but they'll make custom listings for yardage if you message them.

Does anybody have any shops they want to add to the list?
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tattycat[personal profile] tattycat on March 31st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Don't forget Burnley & Trowbridge and Wm. Booth, Draper! Oh, and 96th District, although their selection is usually better in-person than on the website.
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Lis[personal profile] staranise on April 19th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Got here from Latest Things. I like your journal--I hope you don't mind if I subscribe.
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on April 19th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
You can subscribe, but I'm averaging a public entry once every six months or so, just so you know. :)
Lis[personal profile] staranise on April 19th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
It seems to me to be worth it. :)
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on April 19th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Oh, gosh, you're so sweet to say that!