We have a very special blog post today from guest writer and self-confessed fabric addict, Fiona Pullen. Fiona is the founder of The Sewing Directory and Forever Fabric, and we're thrilled to have a list of her favourite online fabric stores for you to check out! So, over to you Fiona...
If you don’t happen to live near a good fabric shop don’t worry, there are hundreds of online fabric stores to choose from who deliver the fabric to your front door. All the fun of shopping from the comfort of your sofa. There are so many out there to pick from I’ve rounded up some of those with the best range to get you started.
Plush Addict have a huge range of quilting fabrics, thousands to choose from including all 303 Kona Cotton Solids! They also stock some dressmaking fabrics and soft furnishing fabrics too and essential haberdashery items. They have quick deliveries and you build up loyalty points as you spend leading to free fabric in the future (always a bonus!)
View their range at http://www.plushaddict.co.uk/
Minerva Crafts have over 50,000 products listed on their website with a big focus on dressmaking fabrics and patterns. They also sell quilting fabrics, needlework kits, haberdashery, home décor supplies and knitting products too. Free delivery on orders over £20 and frequent sales and offers. They also have a physical store in Darwen, Lancashire.
Find out more by visiting https://www.minervacrafts.com/
The Cotton Patch bill themselves as the one stop patchwork & quilting shop. After 25 years+ in the business they really know the world of quilting well. They stock a massive selection of quilting fabrics, waddings, kits, threads, rulers, books & patterns, Sizzix dies & die cutters and even long arm quilting machines! They also have a bricks & mortar store in Birmingham.
If quilting is your thing you need to visit https://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/
Girl Charlee specialise in jersey fabrics offering one of the biggest selections in the UK with new collections added frequently. Their fabrics are all sourced from the United States and are not available through other UK stores. They also sell a range of sewing patterns which are perfect for making up in their knit fabrics.
Visit Girl Charlee at http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk
Annie, the owner of The Village Haberdashery is very on trend with the modern quilting and sewing trends meaning you can always find the latest must have fabrics & items on her site. She tends to stock a lot of the harder to find quilting fabric collections and items like the American quilting planners which are so popular on social media at the moment. She also has a store in West Hampstead, London which is just re-locating into new larger premises.
Browse her products at www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk
Abakhan Fabrics are known throughout the country for their amazingly low priced fabrics. If you are looking for a bargain this is the place to go! They have 8 retail stores in the North but also sell online. As well as dressmaking fabrics they sell soft furnishing fabrics, discounted Liberty fabrics, haberdashery, yarn and other craft supplies.
Grab a bargain at http://www.abakhan.co.uk
Sew Hot are an online only shop which has a great range of modern quilting fabrics, waddings and notions. But for me their USP is the huge selection modern quilting and bag patterns they have, many from America which you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the UK.
Find out more at www.sewhot.co.uk
Offset Warehouse are online retailers of eco-friendly fabrics and haberdashery whether you’re sewing garments or sewing for the home. They have some beautiful unique fabrics and you have that feeling of doing something good for the environment at the same time.
Check out their fabrics https://www.offsetwarehouse.com/
At Frumble you will find thousands of quilting fabrics from many of the big brands. They are one of the best sites I’ve seen for getting licensed fabrics – from Star Wars to Pokemon, Marvel to Dr Who. If you want TV/film/book characters on your fabrics their site is a must visit. You’ll also find their fabrics are great for sewing things for children with lots of animals, bright colours and funky prints to choose from.
Find Frumble at http://www.frumble.co.uk
Sewbox specialise in Liberty fabrics from the well know Tana Lawns to the harder to find Liberty jersey and fleece fabrics. You can find other designer dressmaking fabrics like John Kaldor on their site too. They also have an extensive range of dressmaking patterns including many indie brands like Hot Patterns, Gather, Serendipity Studio, Colette and Papercut patterns.
View their fabrics and patterns at http://www.sewbox.co.uk
This feature was written by fabric addict Fiona Pullen. Fiona is the founder of The Sewing Directory, a directory of hundreds of fabric shops and sewing businesses, and the founder of Forever Fabric, the site that keeps you up to date with new designer fabric collections.