Fabrics and Textiles

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Fabrics and TextilesA wonderful collection of discount fabric shops, hand-dyed fabrics, cloth of just about every color and texture you could imagine.

Whether you are looking for by the yard fabrics, quilting fat quarters or silk screen printed fabrics you are bound to find something beautiful from one of these fabric and textile suppliers.

As an added bonus, all the website owners have included their favorite sewing, textiles, and fabric tips .
Discount Fabrics

Discount fabrics to create beautiful living spaces, to make stunning clothing and to design wonderful crafts. Does discount fabric mean cheap fabric? Not when it comes from top brands like Covington, Richloom, Swavelle / Mill Creek and Waverly Fabric Mill. At Onlinefabricstore.net, you'll find terrific fabrics at very pleasing savings.

Designing with Swatches Tip
The secret to designing with textiles? It's in the swatches! Think of a swatch as the physical embodiment of an idea - one with color, form and texture. And then combine that idea (in the form of a swatch) with others, until, five, ten, or fifteen swatches later, you have the visual representation of your BIG IDEA - one which you may never have come to with your ideas alone. That's the power of the swatch. Use it wisely!
Texas Susannie's Discount Fabric Store

We offer first quality home decorating and quilting fabrics at exceptional prices. Waverly, Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Free Spirit, VIP Cranston and many more. We also have a wild selection of home decor animal prints!

Making Outdoor Furniture Cushions Tip
Want to prolong the life of your outdoor furniture cushions?

After removing the worn fabric covers from your outdoor furniture cushions and pillows, use some inexpensive plastic shower curtains liners to make some waterproof covers. Cover the cushion foam or polyfill with the plastic covers before covering with new fabric. This will prolong the life of your foam and/or polyfill cushions and reduce mildew. Make sure to use thread that is intended for outdoor projects. Add a zipper or velcro to the new fabric covers so that they can be removed for easy cleaning and storage.
Thea and Sami

Limited-edition, hand-printed natural and organic fabrics. We also design and produce a small range of eco-fashions and homewares. Made in Australia.

Sewing for Children Tip
When sewing for infants or people with sensitive skin, choose certified organic fabrics that are chemical-free.
Outdoor Fabrics by Sobie

Leading supplier of outdoor and indoor fabrics. We provide fabrics and materials for marine and auto upholstery, awnings, furniture upholstery, and drapery. Our website is relatively new but we've been in the fabric supply business for since 1962!

Stain Removal Tip
Have you ever stuck gum to your clothes or a fabric? It seems nearly impossible to completely and safely remove gum from fabric, but there is actually a simple way to remove gum from nearly any kind of fabric. One quick and safe solution to remove gum is acetone, the kind of stuff women use to remove nail polish. A little rub with acetone on any fabric will take gum right off.
Online Fabrics UK: White Lodge Fabric

UK-based online fabric shop, selling only dressmaking fabrics and specialising in dancewear fabrics. Worldwide delivery and free samples available.

Fabric Usage Tip
Don't scrimp on the fabric quantities stated in your dress pattern or tutorial - if anything buy a little bit extra. If you cut out pattern pieces in a random way (ie you've squeezed all the pieces onto a smaller piece of fabric than is needed) you may find that the finished garment doesn't hang correctly. Or worse you may run out and need to buy fabric from a different dye lot (which will have slight colour variarions), or may be unable to source more fabric leaving your project unfinished!
Ada & Ina Natural Fabrics

Buy 100% natural linen fabrics and linen curtains and cotton curtains & linen upholstery fabrics. Order cotton and linen made to measure curtains & roman blinds.

Measuring For Curtains Tip
When determining the amount of fabric you will require to make curtains, install the rods before taking your measurements. Depending upon your home's construction, you might not be able to place the rods where you had originally planned.
Sew La La

Sew La La specialises in beautiful cotton dress / craft and interior fabrics at affordable prices along with a range of trimmings to compliment your sewing projects.

Thrifty Sewing Tip
When sewing for your children, why not integrate some fabric from their favourite outgrown clothes into the project? A little pocket from a dress or a faux appliqu├ęd patch can add so much to a new outfit or toy. Your little one will love it & you will need less new fabric. After all, sewing should be affordable.
fabric UK Blog

KBT has been a family-owned and operated fabric business since 1968. Their huge retail store is located in Birmingham England. On their blog, they announce their newest products, share tips and techniques for fabric-based businesses and even host giveaways.

Crafting Tip
Keep in mind, when using fire retardant spray on fabrics, if the fabric is exposed to a flame, the fabric may not remain in pristine condition. Light colored fabrics treated with fire retardant spray, when exposed to fire, will show blackened and scorched areas. While dark colored fabrics, particularly black, hide the scorching better.