UK online fabric shops

Big List of online UK Fabric Shops

Looking for online fabric, dressmaking and quilting shops based in the UK? This Very Berry Handmade comprehensive list is the best resource around.

When you’re starting out with sewing, it’s tricky to find the best fabric places – and there are new shops opening all the time…. so, I’ve created this directory of online UK based fabric sellers to help you in your search.

**Please bear in mind that this list is always a work in progress and forgive any errors and broken links and incomplete entries. **

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Black Sheep Wools


If you are a knitter, crocheter or needlecraft enthusiast, you will already know Black Sheep Wools as a fantastic place to go for yarn, threads, patterns, hooks, needles, cross stitch supplies and more. If you can drag yourself away from all that gorgeous fluff and stitchy goodness, the great news is that they’ve recently started stocking fabric too, so it’s definitely somewhere to bookmark to your list of great fabric shops. They stock fabrics by lots of favourites, including Denyse Schmidt, Nel Whatmore, Tim Holtz and Tina GivensKaffe FassettMichael Miller and Tula Pink. Postage is a flat rate of just £2.50 with free delivery on orders over £25, which is just excellent value. Speaking of value, they also have regular offers, and lots of things going on (including fantastic workshops at their Craft Barn near Culcheth in Lancashire, and a great café too!).

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Duck Egg Threads

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Duck Egg Threads is a specialist online fabric shop selling wide range of Liberty Tana Lawn prints (both the classics and the seasonal releases). Tailored to quilters and crafters, who often do not need to buy larger pieces of a premium fabric when only a little is needed, their Liberty Tana Lawn is mainly sold in the very useable size of fat eighths (33cm x 50cm), but you can also buy in fat sixteenths too (33cm x 25cm).

Duck Egg Threads also stocks the Pure Elements line of solids from Art Gallery Fabrics – which work really well with Liberty lawn, as they have a very similar feel. Really usefully, there’s also a range of notions that’s small, but absolutely perfectly formed if you are interested in hand sewing and/or English Paper piecing – and who isn’t when you are sewing with Liberty lawn? So there are Aurifil threads in all the right colours (shades of grey and cream of course!), Black Gold needles, Clover clips, quilting pins, and my favourite Sewline glue pen, amongst other goodies.

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Cloud Craft


Handstiching supplies threads fabric from Cloud Craft

Cloud Craft should absolutely be your first port of call for fantastic quality 100% wool felt for stitching and craft. The range of colours is second to none, and you can buy in a variety of useful sizes – and the price is great oo. But more that that, you will find the most fabulous array of goodies, carefully chosen to bring together the loveliest supplies for modern hand stitching. There’s linen, Aida, Zweigart fabrics and all sorts of interesting items for you to stitch onto, along with all the threads, handy tools and notions you could need for contemporary embroidery. There’s also a brilliant range of trims, buttons and ribbons to choose from too. Delivery is always super speedy and there’s a lovely flat rate delivery charge of £2.75.

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Prinfab – Print your own fabric


Want to create fabric using your own designs, artwork or photos? Prinfab offers you the opportunity to do just that! With a fantastic design interface and 13 different kinds of fabric to print onto (including cotton, cotton percale, poplin, linen, drill and bamboo) – it’s really easy to get started on your custom fabric adventure (you can read about my first experience here). You can also buy fabric created by other artists/indie designers for a unique touch for your sewing. And if you get really good at the design side (or you are aspiring indie fabric designer, it’s also a place where you can sell your own fabric designs for commission payments. Finally the UK has their own good value alternative to Spoonflower – the prices for custom printed fabric start at £12.99 per metre, which is very competitive.

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My Fabric House

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As soon as I spotted My Fabric House, I knew that I had to add it to this list. The reasons? An attractive, well-designed interface, a really good choice of interesting, different, and very pocket-friendly, fabrics, some really fun haberdashery and trims, highlighted with really excellent photography. My Fabric House say “Our aim is to create a fuss-free, secure and delightful environment for you to shop for ‘sweet n chic’ haberdashery and fabrics at the comfort of your home”, and with the amount of work that’s been put into this site, they’re doing pretty well so far. Pop round and check out the lovely stuff that they have in stock. They have some very tempting subscriptions if you want a regular parcel of goodies delivered to your door.

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Great for all kinds of craft supplies and value fabrics.

Abakhan has a huge stock of patchwork, craft and dressmaking fabrics to choose from. They also have  great range of craft supplies, haberdashery and a really good stock of sewing patterns too. Abakhan have bricks and mortar shops in Birkenhead, Chester, Hanley, Liverpool, Manchester, Mostyn, Preston and Bolton.

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Ada and Ina

Great for linen for home dec and dressmaking.

Ada & Ina have a collection of linen fabrics and cotton fabrics for curtains, upholstery and clothing. This is a beautiful range, and includes Oeko-Tex certified organic linen fabric. You can order a very generous 5 free samples of fabric before you order.

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African Fabric Shop

Specialist in African fabrics and haberdashery.

This is a wonderful shop with a lovely range of fabrics that could never be described a run of the mill. There are stunning hand-dyed batiks from Ghana and The Gambia, and, my favourite, a stunning selection of Schwe Schwe fabrics from Coral Tree. One great way to find out about these fabulous fabrics is to buy one of their great range of Adventure Packs.  There are also gorgeous beads and some really good bag kits and quilt kits too. Payment is by credit/debit card via Worldpay, and delivery charges are calculated by weight.

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Great value fabrics.

Dressmaking, upholstery and utility fabrics, and is always worth a look if you are after good value basics. This shop also has an Ebay store.

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Great all rounder for quilting and dressmaking.

Backstitch is great for dressmakers and quilters alike, and has a fantastic range of sewing patterns.  There’s also an excellent selection of haberdashery, notions and quilting supplies. There’s a real life Backstitch shop in Burwash, where you can also take part in a wide range of classes (sewing, knitting and crochet).

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Blooming Felt

All kinds of felt goodies.

Blooming Felt is a dynamic and well-designed shop that has a fab range of of felt sheets, felt shapes and needle felting supplies. They also have felting craft kits, books, gorgeous embroidered ribbons, a fantastic range of buttons (including shell and ceramic buttons) , and findings for your felt jewellery. There’s also a tips and tutorials section.  Payment options include Paypal. There’s a flat rate delivery charge of £2.25 and orders over £40 are delivered free – there’s also a loyalty point scheme, so you can earn points as you spend.

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The Bramble Patch

Great for quilters.

The Bramble Patch online shop has a good range of quilting and patchwork fabrics, plus quilt kits and wadding. They also  have a loyalty scheme for regular customers. There is a real life Bramble Patch shop in Northamptonshire where you can attend all sorts of classes in stitching, patchwork, felting and more.

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Calico Laine

Great for dressmaking and craft fabrics.

Calico Laine bills itself as ‘the really useful textiles company’, and it’s a good destination if you’re after a pretty good choice of basic dressmaking or craft fabrics plus all the notions, haberdashery & sewing craft supplies that you need. Calico Laine run regular offers and competitons on Facebook and Twitter, so it’s worth keeping up with them there. Delivery is £2.95 unless your order is over £30, in which case it’s free.

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Celtic Fusion Fabrics

Modern and quirky fabrics for quilters and dressmakers.

Celtic Fusion Fabrics has an eclectic, slightly quirky, fun and colourful range of fabrics, for quilters, and a small but lovely range of dressmaking fabrics too. One of the stand-out reasons to shop at CFF are the excellent ‘cloth stacks‘ (fabric bundles), including ‘smallies‘, which are lovely selections of smaller cuts of fabric – always really useful when you want to check out a few fabrics, or you’re working on a smaller project.

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Cheap Fabrics online

Great prices for dressmaking and craft fabrics.

Dressmaking fabrics, bridal fabrics, furnishing fabrics and craft fabrics. There’s a good range of trims and haberdashery

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Lovely range for dressmakers and quilters will find lots to love too. 

Clothkits has a really good selection of fabricshaberdasherynotions, and more, as well as the sewing kits that they are famous for.  There are lovely Echino linens, a small but delightful selection of Liberty Prints, some fantastically colourful and summery striped canvas fabrics. I find the Liberty Print bias binding on wooden bobbins almost irresistible (but will have to resist because it isn’t cheap..) – fortunately it is available by the metre too, and the ribbon and trim section is a marvel – such a well chosen collection, including lovely bits and bobs from VV Rouleaux. It’s also nicely laid out, and seems a very easy to use site, so  it’s well worth a look – especially if you are interested in getting some funky haberdashery. Payment is by credit/debit card or cheque – there’s no Paypal.

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Coast and Country Crafts

Great for quilters – especially if you love country vintage styles.

This shop is very definitely about quilting, so in addition to their fabric range (much of which I think of as being in a gentle vintage/folksy style), they also have lots of quilting accessories, quilting books and kits. I particularly like the strong selection of linen fabrics a wide range of colours and prints, which aren’t widely available elsewhere.

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Cotton Patch

Fantastic one stop shop for quilters.

Cotton Patch has a great range of fabric (including designers such as Kaffe Fasset, Amy Butler, Tilda and more), notions, patchwork and quilting gadgets, sewing machines, and big quilting machinery (long arm quilters, frames etc.), books, patterns, fabric bundles & threads and more. The website can be a bit frustratingly long to navigate, but I guess that is the downside of having such a great stock list. They have discount clubs for regular shoppers. In my experience, delivery can be slow unless you pay for the more expensive Express option.

The Cotton Patch Blog
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Crafts and Quilts

Great value quilting fabrics and more.

There’s an extensive selection of fabrics at Crafts and Quilts, a family run shop with an real high street presence in Southport. They stock more than 1500 quality quilting fabrics and a huge selection of notions for quilting along with a great range of products for knitting, crochet and needlecrafts of all kinds. You can browse fabrics by style, designer or price (useful!) and there’s a search option.  Their prices are competitive and payment is by credit or debit card. Postage is calculated by weight of order, and they commit to refunding any overpayment on postage.

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Croft Mill

Great for dressmaking and craft fabrics with a lovely quirky website.

Croft Mill specialise in dressmaking fabrics, but have craft, quilting and furnishing fabrics available too. There’s always something new and interesting in stock, and their quirky website is always well worth a browse. Fabrics can be browsed by type and the quality of their photography helps you to feel confident that you know what you are buying.

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Cross Patch

Great for quilters and cross-stitchers.

A shop for anyone with an enthusiasm for patchwork and/or cross stitch. There’s a good range, and the online shop is slowly developing to include all their shop stock.

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Great range for dressmakers.

A lovely range of dressmaking fabrics (and some cottons that would be great for patchwork and other sewing) at good prices. Other than interfacings, Ditto is just about the fabric, so you wont find haberdashery or notions here. Payment is by credit or debit card – and there’s a PayPal option too. Delivery charge depends on the weight of the parcel and is calculated at checkout. Ditto has a real life shop in Brighton.

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Donna Flower

Gorgeous vintage fabrics and habdash (and clothes too!).

Donna Flower stocks antique, vintage and retro fabric and haberdashery. What immediately impresses is the extent of the range, but the shop is divided up into sections by period and theme, so it’s pretty straightforward to narrow down what you’re looking for. There’s also a free text search box so that you can search by colour, design or type of fabric too. It would be easy to lose a few hours (and worse) at Donna Flower.

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Dots N Stripes

Specialists in European knits and cottons – great for dressmakers.

If you sew clothes for kids then you should take a look at Dots N Stripes. They stock fabrics, patterns and supplies from FarbenmixMamu DesignsOttobre and Studio Tantrum. I love all the gorgeous fabrics – they’ve got some great fleeces, printed corduroys, stripy jerseys and lovely cottons.  They also have fabrics for women’s clothes too.  You can only browse fabrics, but the interface is very clear. The payment options are credit /debit card (via Paypal), cheque or postal order. Delivery charges to the UK are as follows – small items, £2.80; fabric up to 3 metres, £4.50; fabric over 3 metres, £6.40 and shipping is free on orders over £70.

Dots n Stripes blog
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Doughty’s Online

Great value fabrics for quilters.

Doughty’s has a great reputation amongst quilters as a source of a good range of fabrics at great prices. They also sell dressmaking fabrics, and a good range of utility fabrics (sheeting, calico) and wadding.  They also have lots of other fabrics, yarns, threads and quilting materials like wadding, dying cloth and calico. The website is also very easy to navigate, and it definitely worth signing of their newsletter because there are regular reductions on all kinds of goodies.

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Dragonfly Fabrics

Dragonfly Fabrics should be right at the top of your list for online fabric shopping if you are a dressmaker. They have a brilliant range of jersey fabrics, including cotton jersey and Ponte Roma to tempt you. They also stock a great range of cottons, including cotton lawn, chambray and poplin. They also have linen fabrics, lovely stretch velveteen, and a fabulous selection of boiled wool too. A huge strength is an excellent range of sewing patterns (one of the best online in the UK I think). The folks at Dragonfly also have fantastic expertise in dressmaking in their time, and can offer advice on fabric choices – and you can order fabric samples so that you can really be sure that the fabric is right for your project.

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Dragonfly Quilting

Great for extra-wide quilt backings.

Dragonfly Quilting describe themselves as the largest stockist of extra-wide quilt backing fabric in the UK, and I’m not going to argue with them! If you really can’t face piecing the backs of your larger quilts, then extra-wide backing fabric is what you need, but many shops only sell an extremely limited range, so Dragonfly Quilting fabric should be your first port of call if you are looking for a really good selection to choose from.

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Eclectic Maker

Great all rounder for quilters and dressmakers.

This a great shop with a well thought out design, great stock and a welcoming vibe. There is a huge range of quilting fabrics, plus craft and utility fabrics, and dressmaking fabrics too. In addition there is a great range of sewing patterns and haberdashery, and all the notions and tools you need for pretty much every sewing project. They sell sewing machines and run sewing workshops too, in Worthing, where they are based. There’s a point scheme that you can sign up to aswell.

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Fantastic value on a huge range of dressmaking and craft fabrics.

This shop is known for its excellent customer service, fast delivery and good quality fabrics at good value prices. You can’t say more than that really.  Judging from my brief look round their website they have a pretty vast variety of fabrics available – for dressmaking and other crafts too. They’ve also got lots of useful haberdashery and patterns.


Elephant in my Handbag

Lovely range of quilting, dressmaking and craft fabrics.

All kinds of fabrics, including a brilliant selection of quilting fabrics and some dressmaking fabrics. There’s a good selection of haberdashery too. Well worth a follow on social media too where there are always bargains to grab!

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Elephant in my Handbag on Twitter


Emma’s Fabric Studio

Great range of quilting, craft and some dressmaking fabrics.

This is a great shop, with lots of fun fabrics from manufacturers Riley Blake Designs, Robert Kaufman and Michael Miller, and all those extras that are so important, such as buttons, wadding, trims and binding. Emma takes particular pride in her stock of fabric bundles (which she says are all named, like Mulberry bags), and I’m not surprised, they look just great.

The quality of the images in the shop are just fantastic (a lesson for us all in pretty product photography!) and in the bundle section, there’s a pic of each fabric in the bundle, as well as the bundle itself – which is really going the extra mile for us customers. Emma also places great importance on customer service – and is happy for people to phone to talk about their requirements, colour matches or any specific questions they might have.

Emma’s Fabric Studio blog
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Empress Mills

Great for utility fabrics, batting and threads.

Quilting fabrics are available, but Empress Mills also has an excellent range of utility fabrics like calico, Vilene, and also their renowned Egyptian cotton. They are also famed for their amazing range of sewing threads.

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The Eternal Maker

Fantastic range of quilting and craft fabrics and much more.

I can’t speak highly enough of The Eternal Maker – it’s run by a hugely enthusiastic team who select the most fabulous fabrics to have in stock. The newly designed website is fabulous to use too. There’s a great range of bang on trend fabrics, with lots of gorgeous stuff from Japan. Brilliant – you are definitely going to need their fab Wishlist facility! There’s a real shop in Chichester.

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 The Fabric Frieze

Lovely range of quilting and craft fabrics.

A long-established Ebay shop (with excellent feedback) which now (2014) has a stand-alone shop. Fabric Frieze stocks an extensive range from fabric studios such as Moda, Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Tilda and Blend.

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Fabric Godmother

Great for dressmakers.

Dressmaking fabrics and haberdashery, and a really great range of sewing patterns. They also run sewing classes from their studio in Hove.

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Fabric HQ

Fantastic range of fabrics for all kinds of stitching. 

Good modern range of quilting, dressmaking and upholstery fabrics. There’s a fab range of haberdashery and sewing patterns too. There’s a loyalty point scheme, and they also run workshops from their base in Stoke Mandeville.

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Fabric Inspirations

Fantastic range of quilting and craft fabrics.

I love the range of fabrics here, and there is a great search facility that allows you to search by colour and designer at the same time – an excellent tool.   So, excellent shop and excellent searching tools – it’s hard to beat.  One of the few downsides of this shop is that you mostly have to buy by the 1/2 metre – but the fabrics are so lovely, you almost always want to anyway!

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Great value fabrics of all kinds.

Great (huge even) range of all kinds of fabrics. If you need something a bit out of the ordinary, this is definitely a great first port of call. The prices are great too.

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The Fabric Loft

Good for quilters.

A good range of modern quilting fabrics.

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Fabric Rehab

Good value and great range of fun, modern, quilting and craft fabrics. 

Really lovely selection of more unusual contemporary quilting and upholstery fabrics, with the emphasis on retro and funky. There’s a small range of haberdashery and sewing patterns too.

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Fair Trade Fabric

Specialists in fair trade fabrics.

I love the beautiful colours and weaves of the cottons at Fair Trade Fabric. I am also really pleased to be able to draw your attention to their stance on only selling cotton that provides a fair wage for the people who grow and weave it – you can read more about where their fabrics come from on their site.

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Felt Folk

Felt specialists.

Feltfolk has felt sheets, felt balls & other shapes. They also have some beads, ribbons, books & craft kits. They have lots of lovely buttons and DMC cotton threads.

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Fantastic for fun quilting and craft fabric.

A lovely shop which sells concentrating on funky fabrics from designers like Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman especially, and with more to come. Frumble also has an excellent haberdashery range, including lovely ribbons, buttons, elastic, trims, tapes and threads.

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Guthrie & Ghani

Great all round shop for all kinds of stitching.

Guthrie & Ghani have a great mix of fabrics for dressmakers and quilters alike – the fabrics sold online by the 1/2m (but you can phone if you have specific requirements), and they have a real shop in the Moseley, Birmingham. They also stock knitting yarns, haberdashery, sewing & knitting patterns, purse & bagmaking accessories and more. The online shop could be a little bit more user-friendly, with better search options and more browsability, but their stock is fantastic, and the blog is a great read, so it is well worth paying them a visit.

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Hannah’s Room

Batik specialists.

Batik fabric specialists, including Bali Pops and pre-cut Batiks. Hannah’s room also has patterns and kits to make the most of your batiks, and a renowned Beautiful Batik subscription club.

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Handmade Presents Wool Shop

Fantastic 100% wool felt.

I’ve included them in the list because they have a wonderful stock of glorious pure wool felt – which is light years away from some of the sometimes unpleasant and flimsy acrylic stuff that seems to be the norm.  I’ve ordered from here many times and have always had fantastic service – the quality of the felt is brilliant and the colours are gorgeous.  It’s not cheap, but it’s totally wonderful and you can buy it in quite small pieces, which makes it a bit more affordable.

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Higgs & Higgs

Great for quilters and dressmakers.

A really lovely selection of fabrics for quilters, dressmakers and indoor dec projects too. On the quilting side, designers and manufacturers represented include Michael Miller, Dashwood, Riley Blake, Moda and Sevenberry. For dressmakers there’s chambray, jersey knits, babycord, fleece and absolutely loads more (this is just skimming the surface). The haberdashery is sadly fairly limited, but there is a lovely range of ribbons and trims. Another stand out section is the fabulous range of coordinating fabric bundles. They have a real life store in Gloucester.

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All rounder for all kinds of crafts.

Needs no introduction. A good place to go for sewing supplies such as thread and wadding, and they also have a range of non-designer-brand-name, good value, quilting cottons.

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Hollies Haberdashery

Fantastic for quilters.

A very strong range of quilting fabrics, and some dressmaking fabrics too. Brands stocked include Michael Miller, Riley Blake, P&B Textiles, Red Rooster and lots more. There is a fantastic range of haberdashery and notions including brands such as Hemline, Fiskars and EZ Quilting. There’s also a selection of sewing patterns including Burda, New Look and Kwik Sew. The delivery charge is set at £1.95. I can vouch for the excellent customer service because it’s my local fabric shop here in Newcastle-under-Lyme – where they run workshops and classes too.

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Hulu Crafts

Great all rounder for all kinds of stitching, knitting and crochet.

One of my favourite online shops, Hulu Crafts stock great supplies for sewers and knitters, with a fantastic range of quilting fabrics (and amazing yarn selection too…). There are sewing patterns of all kinds, and a great range of sewing magazines (including fantastic imports). They sell sewing machines and run workshops from their base in Modbury.

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JB Quilting Fabrics

Great for patchwork and craft fabrics.

This is a slightly old fashioned and traditional feeling website, but if you are the type to be put off by that, don’t let it. JB Quilting has a huge range of Moda, Timeless Treasures and Benartex fabrics and more. Judging by the quantities listed, Christmas and children’s fabrics are a particular speciality. You can browse by colour, by manufacturer and by collection, and there is a full site search facility.Their customer service comes highly recommended by my readers. They don’t appear to have a social networking presence.


JuBerry Fabrics

Great for quilters.

Good range of quilting fabrics, and quilting tools, notions and books. I find the site a little cumbersome to use. There is a real life shop near Newbury in Berkshire, where there are regular classes and sewing groups.

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Great for quilters.

This is a lovely shop for quilting enthusiasts. Fabrics are from Moda and Hoffman (including Hoffman Batiks), and include lots of fab pre-cuts. There is a tremendous selection of quilting and textile books, and an excellent selection of quilting notions, including my favourite brands, Clover and Omnigrip. And they have great brands of wadding  – definitely one of those really useful one stop shops when you are starting off on a new quilt project! There’s a loyalty point scheme for online customers and deliveries are free on orders over £10. They have a real shop at Dobbies Garden Centre, Milngavie in Glasgow.



Specialist in Hungarian fabrics

A specialist shop selling very beautiful traditional blue-printed cotton from Hungary. You can browse through the fabrics by design (flowers, abstracts, motifs etc.), and the minimum order is one Fat Quarter. Payment is by credit or debit card, and although this isn’t terribly clear, there is a sliding scale of delivery charges (by weight), starting at just 95p for an order of a FQ.


Lady Sew and Sew

Great all-rounder for quilters.

Lady Sew and Sew is a one stop shop for quilters – one of those extremely useful shops where you can pick up all you need for a patchwork project. They stock an excellent and extensive range of fabric (designers/makers including Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Amy Butler, Valori Wells), wadding and quilting haberdashery, and they have quilting/sewing books and quilt kits too. You can browse by fabric designer or by fabric type (it would be great to have a browse by colour option too). If you want to check out their range in person,the Lady Sew and Sew warehouse in Henley is open on Monday each week and on other Open Days too.

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Lovely Jubbly Fabrics

Good for quilting fabrics.

Stocks a good range of contemporary quilting, sewing, and crafting cotton fabrics. Brands stocked include Makower, Dashwood, Riley Blake Designs, Michael Miller, Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Cotton and Steel, Free Spirit Fabrics and Benartex.

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M is for Make

Fantastic for quilting fabrics.

One of my favourites because the selection is so reflective of my tastes! This is a really great shop – with a beautiful selection of fabricspatterns, and a small but very useful selection of haberdashery, including Aurifil threads.  You can make a payment using Visa, MasterCard or via your PayPal balance, all using PayPal. There is a flat rate charge for shipping of £2.75 to the UK.

M is for Make blog
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M is for Make on Twitter


MacCulloch & Wallis

Good for dressmakers.

Masses to choose from with the added bonus of huge quantities of gorgeous haberdashery and notions. You have to register before you find out what the postage price is, and VAT is not included until you check out, so working out what you are spending is tricky. Usually this would stop me including a shop in the list (so frustrating!), but M&W is such a treasure trove that I am making an exception.


Maud’s Fabric Finds

Great for out-of-the-ordinary and ethical fabrics.

Maud’s Fabric Finds specialises in sourcing handprinted fabrics, eco friendly (or at least ethically produced) fabrics and small run fabrics. Definitely lots of goodies you wont find elsewhere. There’s also a good range of haberdashery and sewing patterns.

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Meggy Magpie’s Fabrics

Vintage fabric specialist.

I love the style! Some absolutely gorgeous fabrics here. Very retro – lots of classic modern stuff – Heals, 60s Sanderson etc. At present there’s nothing very big, which limits your options a bit. I would love the opportunity to buy some bigger pieces.


Minerva Crafts

Good all-rounder for stitchers of all kinds.

A one stop shop for quilters, dressmakers and crafters, and stitchers of all kinds, with a vast range of fabrics, patterns, sewing notions, haberdashery and more.

Minerva Crafts on Facebook
Minerva Crafts on Twitter


New Threads

Great for quilters and needlework fans.

Fantastic range of quilting fabrics (Moda, Lewis & Irene, Makower, Benartex are all stocked), notions and tools, including quilt wadding, extra wide quilt backing. They specialise in threads and needles, with Aurifil, Superior, YLI, Madeira, Gutermann, DMC all being available. and Aurifil threads.

New Threads on Facebook


Norfolk Textiles

Great for home dec and oilcloth.

Norfolk Textiles specialises in oil cloths and furnishing fabrics.  The also stock vintage textiles including dressmaking fabrics, curtains, bedclothes, clothing and lace. If you are interested in getting a bargain then go to their Bargain Fabrics section (under Furnishing Fabrics on their slightly clunky menu system).  This site isn’t the most user-friendly in the world, but it’s easy to find what you need, and I really like their selection of furnishing fabrics and oilcloths at pretty good prices.

Norfolk Textiles on Facebook


Oakshott Fabrics

Specialist in handloom quilting cottons.

Oakshott sells a beautiful selection of fine quality handloom quilting cotton from Kerala in India. The collection includes shot, striped and textured cottons in an incredibly rich and wide selection of colours.  You can read more about the production of their fabrics here on their website.  You can see inspirational quilts made with these fabrics in their gallery.

Oakshott Fabrics on Facebook


Offset Warehouse

Great for eco-friendly dressmaking and craft fabrics.

If you want to make sustainable choices in your crafting and sewing, and if you make accessories, clothes, toys or soft furnishings, then your first port of call should be Offset WarehouseAll the fabrics they stock are socially or environmentally responsible and this is clearly outlined on the site, with lots of resources about the ethics of fabric manufacturing. You can browse either by fabric type (types include denim, velvet, linen, terry, fleece and much more) or by fabric use, and there is also a search facility for the whole site. The pricing structure is excellent – the fabrics are affordable for people buying smaller quantities, but there are discounts for businesses wanting to buy larger quantities. I can’t give precise information about delivery costs because it depends on the weight of the fabric and its origin – but it is all clearly explained just here.

Offset Warehouse on Facebook
Offset Warehouse on Twitter


Oh Sew Crafty

Review is on its way!


Organic Cotton UK

Specialist in organic fabrics.

An exciting find!  A lovely big range of all kinds of organic and fair trade fabrics.  They stock calico, cord, velvet, linen, jersey, handloom cotton, bamboo and silk, many in beautiful colour ranges, and even have some amazing-looking herbal-dyed cottons.  I really recommend taking a look, and reading more about their motivation on their About Us page.


Patch Fabrics

Fantastic stock of lovely fabrics, and everything else a quilter or sewist needs – just brilliant. There is a flat rate of £2.95 for shipping within the UK (orders over £75 are free). Payment is via the usual PayPal options.

Patch Fabrics Blog
Patch Fabrics on Twitter
Patch Fabrics on Facebook


Patchwork Dreamer

Great for quilters.

A good range of quilting fabrics, both traditional and modern, also a good selection of quilting tools and notions.

Patchwork Dreamer on Facebook
Patchwork Dreamer on Twitter


Pelenna Patchworks

Great for quilters.

This looks to be a really useful shop for the keen patchworker and quilter. I really like their well-chosen collection of stash packs – 8 pieces of 10″ square fabrics in co-ordinating colours – really useful for the beginner.

Pelenna Patchworks Blog
Pelenna Patchworks on Facebook
Pelenna Patchworks on Twitter 


Plush Addict

Great for fabrics of all kinds.

Plush Addict started out as a super supplies shop for people wanting to make nappies for their babies, but over the past couple of years (whilst I wasn’t looking!) but has developed into an incredibly well-stocked fabric (quilting cottons, flannel, PUL, fleece, Denim and more!) and haberdashery shop. They have a Plush Points Loyalty scheme.

Plush Addict Blog
Plush Addict on Facebook


Pretty Fabrics and Trims

Great for quilting fabrics.

A shop that definitely lives up to its name. Lots of very pretty quilting fabrics and gorgeous array of trims, ribbons, ric-rac and more. There’s also a really good range of sewing threads, haberdashery and sewing patterns too. They have a shop in Ruskington, Lincs.

Pretty Fabrics and Trims on Facebook
Pretty Fabrics and Trims on Twitter
Pretty Fabrics and Trims on Instagram



Great for creating your own fabric or buying unique prints from indie designers

Prinfab offers you the opportunity to get your own designs onto fabric (there are 10 options of fabric, including cotton, cotton percale, poplin, linen and bamboo available) or buy fabric created by other artists/indie designers. It’s also a place where you can sell your own fabric designs for commission payments. Think a UK-based version of Spoonflower. The prices for custom printed fabric start at £12.99 per metre, which is very competitive. If all this is intriguing to you – I recommend you check out the Prinfab Facebook page to see some examples of the fabrics which are being created.

Prinfab on Facebook
Prinfab on Twitter


Purple Stitches

Great for quilters.

Lovely selection of quilting fabrics and craft supplies. There’s a good range of haberdashery, notions and sewing patterns too. The Purple Stitches shop is in Basingstoke and they run workshops from there too.

Purple Stitches on Facebook
Purple Stitches on Twitter



Great for quilting fabrics.

Not a fantastic website, but a great range of quilting fabrics. They have a real life shop in Cromford, Derbyshire.

Quiltessential on Facebook
Quiltessential on Twitter


The Quilt Room

Excellent one stop shop for quilters.

The Quilt Room is the home of well-known quilters and quilt designers Pam and Nicky Lintott and, as you would expect, has a great range of quilting fabrics, quilting supplies and haberdashery, magazines, books and patterns.

The Quilt Room Blog
The Quilt Room on Facebook


Ray Stitch

Great for fabrics and haberdashery of all kinds.

A fabulous modern day haberdashers, with all sorts of beautiful fabrics, notions and, of course, habdash, for all your sewing needs. There’s a fantastic range of sewing patterns too. There’s a real life shop in Islington, London, where there’s a wide range of dressmaking and other sewing classes.

Ray Stitch on Facebook
Ray Stitch on Twitter


The Remnant House

Great value fabrics for dressmakers and quilters.

A very extensive range of more traditional fabrics for the dressmaker and quilter alike, The Remnant House bricks & mortar shop has been a Harrogate institution for more than 50 years. They also have a good range of notions and haberdashery. Online, there is a minimum order of 0.5m, but you can order in any increment above that.

The Remnant House on Facebook


Rooftop Fabrics

Great for plush and craft fabrics.

Plush (minky) fabrics, quilting cottons and more, including nappy making supplies.

Rooftop Fabrics on Facebook


Secret Garden Quilting

Great for quilting fabrics.

Secret Garden Quilting is well organised online store with a really great range of fabrics from Moda, Makower, Lecien, Robert Kaufman and more. I particularly like the good range of FQ bundles, that always offer at least a 10% discount over buying the fat quarters individually or fabrics by the metre. Another good money-saving bonus is that you can choose to have your parcel sent first or second class,  with prices starting at £2.95/£1.95. Payment is via credit/debit card.

Secret Garden Quilting on Facebook


Sew Hot

Great for quilters and craft sewers of all kinds.

Fabulous shop with a wide range of quilting fabrics, quilting notions and more. There’s also a great range of patterns, kits, bag making supplies and more.

Sew Hot on Facebook
Sew Hot on Twitter


Sew and Quilt

Great for quilters.

Sew & Quilt specialises in English Paper Piecing supplies and a fresh range of vintage-style quilting fabrics for today’s quilter. They also have a fantastic range of quilting tools and notions, and a range of quilting patterns too.

Sew and Quilt on Facebook



One stop shop for stitchers of all kinds.

An all-rounder that sells supplies for needlecrafts of all kinds,knitting and crochet, as well as fabrics for quilters. They are specialists in the Tilda range, but also have fabrics from designers such as Amy Butler and Tula Pink too.

SewandSo on Facebook
SewandSo on Twitter
SewandSo on Instagram
SewandSo on Pinterest


Sew Over It

Great for dressmakers.

Stocks stylish dressmaking fabrics, a range of haberdashery  and the Sewing Over It range of dressmaking patterns. They have 2 shops in London and run a range of very popular classes.

Sew Over It on Facebook
Sew Over It on Twitter
Sew Over It on Instagram
Sew Over It on Pinterest



Great for dressmakers.

Sewbox’s  has a lovely selection of top quality dressmaking fabrics and a fantastic range of dressmaking and accessory patterns including Colette, Hot Patterns, Serendipity Studio, Kwik Sew and more. There’s also all the haberdashery and notions that you need to get started with dressmaking. There is a flat rate delivery charge within the UK of £2.50.

Sewbox Blog
Sewbox on Facebook
Sewbox on Twitter


Sewing Bee Fabrics

Great for fabrics of all kinds.

A great range of fabrics including dressmaking fabric, quilting cottons and more hard-to-get-hold-of fabrics such as neoprene, waterproof PUL, cuddle fleece. Good range of notions and haberdashery too.

Sewing Bee Fabrics on Facebook
Sewing Bee Fabrics on Twitter
Sewing Bee Fabrics on Instagram


The Sewing Studio

Good for quilting fabrics.

Well known as a sewing and embroidery machine specialist (you might recognise their former name Direct Sewing Machines) but now selling a good range of patchwork fabric too. They also run sewing classes and workshops at their shop in Redruth, Cornwall.

The Sewing Studio on Facebook

The Sewing Studio on Pinterest
The Sewing Studio on Twitter


Simply Solids

Great for quilters.

A great collection of designer quilting and sewing fabrics, Simply Solids specialises in Kona solids, but also stocks print fabrics too, and has an excellent selection of basics and blenders. There’s also a good range of haberdashery and designer sewing patterns. They have a real life shop, where there are classes and workshops available, in Huddersfield.

Simply Solids on Facebook
Simply Solids on Twitter


Social Fabric

Great for quilting fabrics.

Lovely selection of quilting fabric and some good own brand sewing and craft kits. There’s a nice range of haberdashery and sewing patterns too. There’s a real life shop in Totnes, Devon – and they run workshops from there too.

Social Fabric on Facebook
Social Fabric on Instagram
Social Fabric on Twitter


 The Splendid Stitch

Great for dressmakers.

Absolutely excellent range of dressmaking fabrics, notions and haberdashery of all kinds, plus a fantastic range of patterns. Great customer service too.
The Splendid Stitch on Facebook
The Splendid Stitch on Twitter
The Splendid Stitch on Instagram


 Terry’s Fabrics

Specialists in curtain fabrics.

Terry’s on Facebook


Thread Head Fabrics

Good for fabrics of all kinds.

Fabrics for craft, quilting, dressmaking and home décor projects. Thread Heads also has a small range of indie sewing patterns and embroidery kits.

Thread Head Fabrics on Facebook
Thread Head Fabrics on Twitter
Thread Head Fabrics on Instagram
Thread Head Fabrics on Pinterest


Threads and Patches

Great for quilters.

A patchwork and quilting specialist, with a good range of some of the more inexpensive quilting fabrics, plus designer fabrics. There’s also a fantastic range of quilting notions and tools, haberdashery and sewing/craft books. The Threads and Patches shop is near Bletchley and they have regular classes.

Threads and Patches on Facebook
Threads and Patches on Instagram



Great for quilters.

Great range of patchwork fabrics, including a really good range of their own patchwork kits. There’s also a great range of sewing/patchwork notions and haberdashery, although not everything (threads for instance) is available online. The Tikki shop is near Kew Gardens in west London.

Tikki on Instagram
Tikki on Twitter


Trixie Lixie

Great all rounder for quilters and dressmakers.

A great shop for dressmaking and quilting fabrics. Trixie Lixie also stocks an excellent range of indie sewing patterns, loads of great sewing kits (lovely for gifts!), and a great range of quilting and sewing notions, haberdashery, ribbons and trims. It’s well worth a visit to enjoy the quirky, fun-loving feel, as well as doing a bit of shopping.

Trixie Lixie on Facebook
Trixie Lixie on Twitter


Truro Fabrics

Great for dressmakers.

A wonderful array of fabrics, especially for dressmakers, although this shop would definitely be of interest to quilters and crafters too. They have lots of Liberty lawn and a gorgeous selection of tweed, to name but two attractions. The search facilities are excellent – you can browse by type of fabric, and colour, and you can do a full search of the site too. There’s a photo of each fabric, and they offer a sample service too. There’s a real life shop in (surprise!) Truro.

Truro Fabrics on Facebook


The Village Haberdashery

Great one stop shop for all kinds of crafts – quilting, dressmaking, embroidery, crochet, knitting and more.

This website is extremely inviting and easy to use – you can search by type of fabric, manufacturer, designer, collection, colour, pattern and price! The Village Haberdashery also has a thoughtful selection of notions and other vital equipment to sewing and quilting, like wadding, cushion pads, sewing patterns, buttons, zips, ribbons and trims. And if you are into embroidery,  knitting or crochet, there’s lots of goodies for you too.

The Village Haberdashery Blog
The Village Haberdashery on Facebook
The Village Haberdashery on Twitter


Vintage Fabric and Curtains

Fabulous ebay store for vintage fabric fans.

This Ebay store is a real treasure trove of great vintage fabrics, and is one of those helpful Ebay stores that is well arranged and easy to browse. There’s an associated website, where you can buy coordinated bundles of vintage fabrics.


The Vintage Fabric Market

Specialists in vintage fabric.

The Vintage Fabric Market is a wonderful treasure trove of fabrics, haberdashery, vintage patterns, accessories and more.  I love the layout of the site and the professional appearance – it’s all very well laid out and easy to browse.  My particular favourite things here are the really fun and useful fabric packs and fabric squares which look to be great for stash building. The Vintage Fabric Market are also now selling their own hand-printed, vintage-inspired fabric.

The Vintage Fabric Market Blog
The Vintage Fabric Market on Facebook
The Vintage Fabric Market on Ebay


Viva La Frida 

Specialists in Mexican oilcoth.

Viva La Frida specialises in Mexican Oilcloth which is a durable, flexible, vinyl-coated fabric – hugely useful and there’s some gorgeous designs here. Payment is by credit/debit card via Paypal or cheque. Delivery is charged by amount spent, and starts at £1.99 for orders under £10.

Viva La Frida Blog
Viva La Frida on Twitter


Whaley’s of Bradford

Specialists in natural fabrics.

Whaley’s specialise in providing unprocessed raw fabrics for dressmaking, dying, theatre and film productions. A great source for fabrics in their natural state.


White Tree Fabrics

Great for fabrics of all kinds with generous rates for students.

Great range of quilting fabrics, craft fabrics and dressmaking fabrics, plus a fantastic selection of haberdashery, notions and patterns. A very well organised website- and if you are a student you will be glad to know that with your NUS number, you will get a 25% discount.

White Tree Fabrics on Facebook
White Tree Fabrics on Instagram


The Wool Felt Company

Specialists in wool felt.

As the name suggests, the focus of this shop is entirely on wool felt. They sell 100% wool felt in a brilliant range of colours, which you can order by the sheet, 1/2m or full metre (which is not always easy to do in other shops selling felt). They also have an equally extensive range of wool blend (30%), which although not quite so wonderful as the 100% version, is a lovely product and a little less pricey. Although this is a new (2012) venture, the people behind it already run the wonderful fabric shop Fabric Inspirationsso they have a proven track record. There’s a flat delivery fee of £1.95 per order, which is a real bonus too.

The Wool Felt Company on Facebook


You, Me and Mabel

Good for quilters.

A good range of quilting fabrics, and a small selection of haberdashery and notions, including a well-chosen selection of Aurifil neutral threads.

You, Me and Mabel on Facebook
You, Me and Mabel on Instagram


180 thoughts on “UK online fabric shops

  1. Hi there! Firstly I wanted to thank you so much for including us on this list, we get a lot of visitors from your obviously very popular blog! We have recently updated the website to be 100% secure, so the web address has changed to – I was hoping you could at some point update the link if it is possible? Thank you for reading from Sarah at Pelenna Patchworks x

  2. Hi, we’d be grateful if you would add us to your list of UK ONLINE SHOPS. We are a major online fabric and haberdashery supplier. We have over 12,000 products online. Fabrics, threads, notions, tools, patterns and specialise in patchwork & quilting, dressmaking and embroidery. Thank you!

    1. Hi there Meg – I am a huge fan of New Threads, and a customer too! I don’t know why you are missing. I will try and update asap (you are on my buying guide to haberdashery, so perhaps that’s why I accidentally omitted you from the main list – big apologies.)

    1. Brilliant list. Very helpful. I have also used Empress Mills in Colne, can order on line. Good fabrics and craft accessories too.

  3. I make costumes for a children’s charity. I am looking for cotton damask which is not too pricey. I have sat here at the PC for hours. Is it out there? Can you help. Jo

  4. Hi – I’d just like to say hello, and what a great blog. I wonder if i can mention our lovely shop in Horncastle, Lincolnshire for your list. We have a great range of fabric which can be bought in store and online at – Drop in for a chat if you are passing! Thankyou – Rose

  5. Hi, I’d be very grateful if you would consider including my on-line quilting shop in your next update. I have lots of wonderful 100% cotton fabrics by Makower, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Riley Blake to name just a few, and a great choice of fat quarter packs. I have a very easy payment system and you can use your credit/bank card or Paypal, the choice is yours. I can also be found on Facebook. Many thanks, Sue

  6. What a great resource you’ve created – thanks from another compulsive dressmaker. I haven’t had time to read through all the comments but just in case you haven’t got it, Tia Knight Fabrics ( is the best source I know for synthetic jersey in lots of different weights and colours. There is an Ebay shop and now a standalone website. It is usually worth checking there first at least to see the price. Sorry if you’ve already got it. As you can imagine I am bookmarking this page!

  7. Hello. I love your list 🙂 We run an online shop called and we also have shops in Monmouth, Bath and Cirencester. We have been going for quite some time and offer a huge selection of thousands of quality fabrics. I hope that you try ordering some free samples and consider adding us to your list.

    Many thanks,
    Fabric Mills Team

  8. Hello Ali, Thank you for keeping this list for us all here in the UK. I’ve just ordered from a ‘new to me’ shop, which I didn’t see in your list so I thought I’d tell you about it. Such a pretty, easy to navigate shop which sells fabrics and trims.. and probably more.. Here:
    I ordered Saturday evening and the parcel arrived in today’s post (Tuesday lunch time).
    Hope you are keeping well and thank you again for keeping this list. Elly xx

  9. This is a useful list with some new (to me) resources, so thanks for putting it all together. Going just by looking at their site, fabric godmother has some nice stuff for garment making. I’m waiting until I’m in funds to buy from the shop. I will report back when I’ve actually bought something from them. Sewing Chest (who have changed their name but can still be “googled” on the old name) are good for stuff to make underwear and work-out gear. Sewcurvycorsetry obviously sells corset-making stuff. Being an older lady I was glad when girdles etc went out of fashion, but SewCurvy have some decent haberdashery. I’ve also bought power net and elastic there; good quality but only black and white. Vena Cava also have mainly corsetry stuff but also bases for fans and parasols/brolleys in wood that you can decorate though they had some problems with their website so may be on ebay now.

  10. Hi Ali, Love your site and particularly the way you have combined the use of linens with Liberty prints in lots of your projects. The three panel cushion with the lace zip is lovely. I would love our fabric shop – Secret Garden Quilting ( ) to be included in your next revamp We have been selling a wide range of quilting fabrics, basics, pre-cuts, wadding and kits on-line and locally in Hertfordshire for the last 18 months. Many thanks Lucy

    1. Hi there Janet, I will certainly consider your shop for the next update. I am not sure when that will be however, I’m so busy just now! Thanks for letting me have your details, I shall watch with interest over 2014!

  11. Hi Ali

    My name is Kate and I have recently opened The Homemakery ( a brand new craft boutique featuring pretty country inspired fabrics with a vintage twist. So far we stock fabrics by Tilda, Tanya Whelan, Lecien, Sevenberry, Dashwood Studios & Blend Fabrics alongside a huge range of ribbons, buttons, felt bias binding, yarn, notions and all sorts of crafty loveliness. Would love to be considered for your next update, our website is really easy to navigate with a guest checkout option!

    Many thanks


  12. Hi!
    I buy most of my fabric from SOOO much to choose from all sorts of cottons including cords and brushed cotton to minky to fleece to waterproof!
    I quilt and their fat quater bundles are fantastic..too much to choose from. The website is beautifully layed out and they are so helpful.
    Last weekend I went to one of their open days at their warehouse. Spent a lot of money haha but it was worth it. I travelled quite a way to get there too and they were so welcoming and couldn’t do enough to help. Plus there was tea and cake on offer!
    They also have a great selection of haberdashery bits and bobs. Basically I love it AND FREE POSTAGE over £40! Get in!
    They should deffs be added to your list. Cheers

  13. Very useful resource, thanks (not that I need any more encouragement to buy fabric!) One site that I use a lot which is not on your list is Plush Addict – They have a very wide-ranging stock, but specialise particularly in plush and fleece fabrics. I also find their prices very reasonable and customer service is excellent.

    BTW, Quilt Me Happy has a closing down sale on at the moment.

  14. Most boring? Naaaaa- I LOVED your old list and swore by it, so a huge thanks for the update. I so appreciate it!

  15. Hi Ali Thank-you for the inclusion on your list wow what a lot of work! I am gonna have fun looking through because I have such a fabric habbit I buy from others even though I have my own stock! Shh don’t tell anyone least of all my poor ole hubby. Mary x

  16. Hi Ali, Thanks for all your work promoting the UK sewing scene. Any chance of an honourable mentioni in the list for I’m not sure what category we fit into, but I can say we definitely have a flat rate delivery and no registration at the checkout! Plus there’s all the usual Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Blog stuff to keep our customers up to date. Many thanks. Tracy

    1. Tracy – thanks for the reminder.. You were definitely on my list of ‘to add’ shops, don’t know where you have disappeared to! And well done you on the no registration at checkout! xx

  17. Hi Ali

    Thanks very much for putting this list together. An online quilting retailer I have used for over 11 years is and I have always had excellent service. Several times I have ordered in the afternoon and received the goods the next morning. They are currently listing over 1200 fabrics, as well as packs, kits, sewing equipment, threads and wadding. There are some very useful articles on the site about choosing a colour palette, thread choice etc. There is a button at the top of the homepage marked ‘shipping and postage’ so you have all the shipping information before you commit yourself.

  18. You might like to look at Kaleidoscope – They have a large stock of quilting fabric, leaning towards the trad but many moderns creeping in. Also huge selection of quilt related books – you might recognise them from many big shows. They also offer free UK postage on orders over £10.

      1. I hope I am on your reply list. I have just started sewing again, I used to make all of our clothes, even the boys trousers. But as children do, they all grew up and left home. After making wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses etc., I seemed to run out of steam, now with a new sewing machine I am making and sewing and crafting. Quilting is next on my list, so at 71 I am starting out again.

  19. Hi love the list some I knew some new to me, thank you for doing this I shall have a good look through because a girl can never have too much fabric 😉 Would you pop me on the list too I have just opened (this week!) I have some different fabrics from Blend and Art Gallery Fabrics as well as Michael Miller, Riley Blake and some lovely Kona solids. Big thanks Mary

  20. Hi,

    Your list of online fabric retailers is fab! I’ve just launched Miss Tilly’s Fabric Emporium and I am stocking Riley Blake, Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman fabrics in the main along with some pretty lace. I’ve lots more of yummy fabrics due in over the coming months so would love for you to check out our website & if possible add us to your fab list.

    We can be found on facebook and twitter too.

    Thank you,


      1. Thank you very much 🙂 So pleased you like it so far.. We’ve had a good start so far and can’t wait to get all our new fabrics in x

  21. Love your site!
    I run We stock many fabrics all with same day dispatch and free UK delivery and would really appreciate if you could add us to your very big list!
    Our website is:
    We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter and eBay store for Ainsberry Fabrics.


  22. I have bought lots from Prints to Polkadots during 2012 and always found them really good…about 4 deliveries, all correct. Maybe they have taken on board some of the issuessome customers may have had?

    1. Hi – thanks for the feedback. I appreciate that there might be no suspicious reason for this at all, but because you are anonymous, I will wait for more positive feedback before reinstating PtoP on my list.

  23. Hi,
    This is a great list – thanks so much for sharing! Love your shop too. Do you know if there is a specific list (or where I could find) a list UK fabric design and manufacturers/printers? I am also about to start a fledgling online shore and I am keen to promote and stock UK products and designers. Thanks so much for your help.

  24. Hi Ali – Boy I hope the ATC swap keeps going until I have the time to join in (say about 2072!!). I just had a very interesting email at work (The Quilt Association in Mid Wales) from an ethical fabric trader – have a look – I like the range, prices, and ethos. Here’s the link

  25. What an amazing list! Massive help for me, especially that I am mainly working on furniture fabrics, that are harder to hind. I went through all your list, and if I can just say, Meggy Magpie’s Fabrics and Fabric Garden don’t seems to be on ebay anymore. I hope that helps keeping the list updated.

  26. Thanks so much for this blog post!

    I always wondered where those Etsy folks and the like get their fabrics from. I’m still surprised at the cost of some of the fabrics though, it’s cheaper to buy an actual cushion from a shop than it is to make one yourself.

  27. Hi Verryberry
    Lovely web site
    Would love to invite you for a coffee and a grand tour of one of london’s leading fabric shopS.
    I’m sure you will pleasently surprised at the ‘Aladins Cave’ that is tucked away in Church St just of the Edgware Rd
    Looking forward to meeting you
    Gary at Joel & Son Fabrics

    1. Hi Adele, I’m afraid I don’t, other than Prints to Polkadots, and I’m afraid that I can’t recommend them, as they have a poor reputation for customer service. Altho’ obviously, that’s up to you… I checked with my FB followers, who are usually very good for this sort of thing, but no luck there either. You could always hope you don’t get stung by customs and order from the USA… Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

      1. I am wondering the very same question as I am trying to get some premier prints fabric in village blue and cream chevron!

  28. I love this list I keep coming back visiting the shops and drooling, thank you for taking the time to make it, as someone who is just at the start of buying fabrics it is really useful.

    1. Thank you Shirley! That’s really kind. Am putting together a list of great places for haberdashery/stitching stuff now – hope that is just as useful to you, when I’ve finished it… 🙂

  29. Amazing, as others have said before, I have searched and searched for shops with imaginative fabrics for all my makes, and here they all are in one place, I am fabric person myself but I would like to mention my good friends wool and knitted item company, Knit One Purl One, who are fab, they have great ranges and stock many designer brand wools including Debbie Bliss, take a look you won’t be disappointed x

  30. Hi Ali,
    just found your list – only two years late but better late than never! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into it. Although I am living in Germany I often look around UK shops if I’m searching for something that I can’t find locally.
    I had really great customer service a few times already from

    Their site isn’t glamorous, but their customer service per E-Mail is phantastic and order processing is ever so quick.

    Best regards from Germany

  31. What a great resource, thankyou so much! I dont suppose you have any ideas where I can buy pure wool fabric from, apart from Whaley’s? I make re enactment clothing and wool is sooo hard to find!

    1. Hi Kate – I don’t know of a specialist shop, but there are a few companies that make organic printed cottons that are widely sold – Birch and Cloud 9 are a couple. I am currently putting together a buying guide for organic and fair trade fabrics… should be out soon.

  32. Thanks for a great list. I’ve finally found a UK based shop that sells the geometric design fabrics (like the Riley Blake chevrons) that I was about to buy from the US!

  33. This is so good list! Many thanks for it 😀 This has made my life so much easier – I keen quilter. I can also recommend you Ada & Ina’s Linen Fabrics Shop which I found about 2 weeks ago ;D They got such gorgeous fabrics and they are very affordable. . Love your blog also ;D

  34. Loved reading the list. However, my favourite fabric shop doesn’t appear to have been listed. I go to Falcon Fabrics because although it’s further for me to walk, they have a box of offcuts for £1 per square metre, and they quite often have swatch books which are £1 for the lot. They also have a box marked £3.50 per square metre.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion! Sounds like a a great shop. At this stage I only include shops that have an online shopping option, but it looks like, although they don’t have an online shop just now, Falcon Fabrics might be working on that, so I will keep an eye on them. Glad you like the list. 🙂

  35. Great list, thankyou! I would also like to give mention to minerva fabrics and cheap fabrics online too..lots of variety at both websites.

  36. Wow, thank you for taking the time and effort to do this! I would like to add the customer service from Saints and Pinners is amazing. On one occasion they phone me within minutes of me placing an order to check something. On several other occasions I have have got fabric match advice from them.

  37. Brilliant work Ali, thank you so much. There are certainly a few on here that I’ve never heard of before and will be having a look around. You never know Ali, next time you update your list, may be veryberry fabrics will be on there!!! xx

    1. Fantastic, useful, brilliant. Well done and thank you for sharing your links and knowledge.
      I’m currently looking for a supplier who would sell me bolts of Alexandra Henry, Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman and Elizabeth Studio fabrics. Any ideas?

      Be lucky x

  38. What a great resource, I’ve been googling for days and haven’t found half the shops listed here. I’m going to enjoy working my way through them!
    Thank you

  39. thanks for these. By the way have you heard of as they have a good choice of organic fabrics and often have fabrics at 50% discount. Just bought 8 metres which including international postage of $17 (about £11) has only cost me £5 per metre and it’s all organic! Can’t wait for the postman to arrive, but have to be patient as will take about 10-14 days. Still you know what they say about the best things being worth waiting for…………?!?!?

    1. I have indeed heard of them – excellent shop, altho’ there is always a worry that you might be stung by customs charges… I don’t think it happens very often, I’ve been lucky so far! This list is for UK shops only though, otherwise I’d definitely include it.

  40. Thank you, I have spent a great afternoon browsing at your suggested websites….a fantastic resource! Sewing was a passion of mine many years ago I would love to start again. Can anyone advise me if there is a sewing class in the Essex area?

      1. Thank you, Kerry for responding so quickly to my request. The site looks very interesting. I feel very inspired and so pleased that I found your brilliant site. Keep up the good work!

  41. Thanks a lot for this great compilation. I now have you in my favorite bar. There is 1 website which I love also, U-Handbag, by Lisa Liam. I have her book on making bags which is great, and her approach is very freeing for me. Babette

  42. Thank you for the great list. So many of the shops I look at are American and it is lovely to be able to have a bood British choice of shops now, and most importantly ones that are reccomended too.

  43. What an awesome list! Could I be so rude as to recommend my site to you as well? IT’s Fair Trade Fabric ( and we sell exactly that – fabrics and notions that help to support poor and marginalised producers in developing countries. I do hope you check it out and that you like what you see 🙂

      1. Absolutely no apology needed – I’m thrilled that you had found us already and written lovely things too. Wonderful! And that really is an awesome list…

  44. I love the remnant house in Harrogate they have a good selection of fabrics especially when you go up stairs i’d recommend it to you all. It’s amazing

  45. This site is amazingly useful! I don’ know how I lived without it before!! I’m currently looking for fairly lightweight cotton jersey in teal to make a jumpsuit. I’ve looked absolutely everywhere and can’t find anything! any ideas??

  46. Have just discovered your site and am so excited! I’ve been struggling for ages to find fabrics I want – this is like Alladin’s Cave! Thank you so much.
    I don’t suppose you know where one can get pre-quilted fabric that has been sewn in narrow lines (like french bedspreads) rather than the usual diamond criss-cross lines? I’d be forever in your debt!

  47. This list is just what I need but so much choice don’t know where to start. Thanks so much and I’m certain everybody would agree.

  48. Thank you! I am really struggling for childrens fabrics that have a bit of stretch to them and Dots n Strpies is perfect. One other site I have found good is printstopolkadots

    1. Hi there Alexis, glad to know that you have found Dots n Stripes. Prints to Polkadots were on my list, but I several people I know have had some not-up-to-scratch customer service from them, so I felt I couldn’t recommend them at this time.

      1. I’m having an awful time with prints to polkadots. I’m glad you haven’t recommended them. I would certainly not. On here looking for an alternative. Thanks for the great list.

      2. Thanks Hannah – they were on the list, but sadly I had some similar reports from other people and didn’t feel I could recommend them any more. It’s a shame because they have good fabrics and good prices, but I have heard very poor reports of their customer service. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling too.

  49. Just found your fabric shop list. THANK YOU! Exactly what I need! (maybe ‘need’ is not the right word). Am salivating whilst going through it, and I’m only up to the Fs! x

  50. Thank you;D I hope you like it. I’d be happy to donate some fabrics to your worthy cause.

    I saw your blog link on his facebook page. Maybe it was just linking to your fabric give away. He’s making something every week to be raise funds for MacMillen.

    Looking forward to reading your blog posts.

  51. Hi Very Berry Handmade,

    I love your UK fabric shop list. I’m a fellow folksy seller and have an online fabric shop called Stitch Me Lane. I source hard to find and quirky fabrics from the U.S. and Japan. My friend Chris is doing your 2012 52 crafts challenge.

    Just wanted to say “Hello”. Love your blog.


    1. Hi there Jennifer, thanks for letting me know about your shop… I will check it out and add it to the list if it fits the bill of my own slightly random criteria.. 2012 52 crafts challenge isn’t me – it sounds amazing, but not my idea..!

  52. Hi Ali, thanks for the list. I keep coming back to it all the time. 🙂 I was looking on line for animal printed fabric to make my sons cheetah costume and came across this: they have the best collection of Faux fur and childrens fleece i have come across and thought I should submit it for the list!

  53. What a massive and very useful list! I run Enchanted Fabrics. I’m a tiny business just starting out and would really appreciate being added to your list. At the moment I stock a selection of Organic and Oeko-Tex certified fabrics from Westfalenstoffe but hoping to expand in the new year.
    I also have an FB page and an Etsy store for Enchanted Fabrics.


  54. Not so much adding to your list as adding detail… I used the ‘fabric matching’ service from Seamstar the other week. I’d picked bag fabric in brown with yellow ukeleles on it (how cool!) and they picked a perfectly matching yellow for me to line the bag with. Definitely recommended

  55. Great list – but what a pity that a significant number of the suppliers show neither physical address nor phone number on their website. Apart from this being against distance selling regulations, I think it is – or at least could be – indicative of something very dodgy going on. A pity, as I said, because some of the guilty parties have lovely fabrics available.

  56. You should probably have clothkits on here – obviously they mostly do the kits but they also have a smallish (though expands every time I look at it!) but useful selection of fabrics and haberdashery.

  57. This list is AMAZING! I have been looking for something similar as I just have lists written on paper or saved in favourites. I’m new to blogging so still trying to catch up with things but great to find someone else in the UK sewing community blogging.

      1. Hi there! I love your list and would love it if you would even consider adding us – We are Eden Fabrics in Atherstone, Warwickshire – a retailer of highly discounted high end interiors fabrics… We stock over 8,000m of beautiful first quality designer fabrics! In addition to this we have curtain making and upholstery sundries, braids and FR foam. We also carry iLiv and Marson pattern books in store 🙂 We have a website at plus a big eBay shop, the link for which can be found on our website. Thankyou 🙂 Eleanor xxx

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