The Ultimate List of Online Indie Fabric Stores in Canada
Today we’re very excited to share the ultimate list of fabric stores in Canada! Originally compiled by @peacysewist for her former blog, I was honored when she reached out and offered to let us take over the post in her stead. This is such an amazing resource for fellow Canadian sewists, filled with amazing local shops. Enjoy!
As a child, I used to tag along with my mom when she went to Fabricland. I’d feel each fabric with my hands and be in awe of all the different colours, patterns, and textures. The prices were good, the employees relatively friendly and interested in your projects, and the entire place had almost any tool or notion you could want. When I started sewing in a few years ago, the only fabric store I really knew of was Fabricland and I’d bus all the way out to the store whenever I got the chance. I then found out about the online sewing community and was introduced to a whole new world of smaller fabric shops, knowing that the quality of each product and the overall care and love in those stores far surpassed any big retailer I was shopping at. In smaller retail environments, employees ask you what you’re working on and are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to projects.
I wanted to put together a list of Canadian online shops because it’s not always easy to search these places, and I’ve been absolutely eaten alive by international import duties, international shipping, and conversion rates. I once purchased some fabric from a great fabric store in the USA and had to pay over $150 in duties and shipping. It was nightmarish, especially when you’re already bought a few hundred dollars of fabric and all you want to do is support these small businesses. – @peachysewist
Online fabric stores in Canada
Along Came Quilting – A wonderful online fabric shop that specializes in quilting, with a fantastic and diverse range of fabrics and patterns.
Angry Ballerina Fabrics – Based in Montreal, QC, this shop offers over 100 colours of jersey knits! You can also find specialty prints and take advantage of their print on-demand services.
Becks Fabrics – From quilting cottons, flannel, knits, and home decor fabric – you can find a wide variety of fabrics to suit all of your projects from this online Ontario shop.
Bibs and Boots Fabric – Adorable fabric store with a wide range of prints! They specialize in knits but have a wide range of products. Great selection and great designs.
Black Rabbit Fabric – Fantastic fabric shop with a wide range of wearable fabrics. They have a lot of jerseys and knits! They carry lots of fabrics that I haven’t seen anywhere else- along with a ton of notions and goodies.
Blackbird Fabrics – A popular online garment fabric shop in Vancouver with a wide range of fabrics, some patterns, notions, and tools. They focus a lot on sustainability and transparency.
Bra-Makers Supply – A wonderful shop in Hamilton, Ontario that exclusively sells materials and patterns for undergarments! They sell a wide range of tools, notions, and patterns.
Christina’s Fabrics – Christina’s Fabrics, located in Uxbridge Ontario, is a great store with lots of products to look through. They’ve turned their offline store into an online shopping experience because of Covid!
Core Fabrics – Founded by the designer behind Closet Core Patterns, Core Fabrics specializes in beautiful, sustainable, and high-quality garment textiles.
Cutters & Cloth – A fantastic Calgary-based online fabric shop with gorgeous linen, wovens, and knits.
Darrell Thomas Textiles – This shop has the absolute dreamiest collection of fabrics, including tons of designer textiles, super friendly service, notions, patterns, buttons, and machines! They’re also my neighbours in Ottawa!
Dinkydoo – Dinkydoo is an awesome fabric store in BC that specializes in quilt fabrics! They have a lot of different products both in-store and online. They have a super fun social media presence as well as incredible customer service.
Discovery Fabrics – Discovery Fabrics have a lot of outdoor, athletic, and swimwear fabric! If you’re looking to make an outdoor jacket or need fabric for an outdoor project, look no further. Located in Campbell River, BC.
Earth Indigo – If you’re on the hunt for absolutely beautiful natural fabric, Earth Indigo is where to shop. All of their fabrics are organic, environmentally conscious, and fair trade!
Elégante Virgule – Fantastic fabric store with a focus on quilting fabrics. They have a lovely range of quilting fabrics that you may not see anywhere else!
Emerald Erin – Look no further than Emerald Erin if you’re making lingerie or swim! They have the more gorgeous lace, mesh, and specialty fabric. They also sell bra and underwear making kits so you can get sewing right away.
European Textiles – Founded in 1979, this Hamilton-based shop has an extensive selection of home decor, kids, quilting, and apparel fabrics.
Eweknit – More than just a knitting shop, Eweknit sells a variety of fabrics for garment sewing, quilting, and a range of notions! They also sell a beautiful range of knitting supplies and books. Located in Toronto.
Fabric Spark – A quilter’s heaven! With an incredible selection of quilting fabric (and some garment fabrics as well), Fabric Spark is a go-to for anyone looking for gorgeous cottons, notions, or quilt patterns.
Fabrications – Not to play favourites, but I adore Fabrications in Ottawa. They were my first indie fabric store and used to be right around the corner from me (very dangerous). They have a wide range of fabrics, notions, tools, patterns, and pretty much anything you need!
Fine Fabrics Canada – Fine Fabrics Canada has a good selection of fabrics and patterns on their online shop, as well as a big selection of patterns.
Five Arrows – A very cute fabric store from PEI with a beautiful range of fabrics (some that you don’t see too often in Canadian shops)! They carry patterns and fabrics.
Funky Monkey Fabrics – An online-only store based in Ontario focused on affordable, quality fabrics and sewing supplies.
Heirloom Bohemia – Heirloom is a sewing and textile studio based in Kelowna, BC. They offer a wide range of sustainable fabrics and patterns for garment sewing, macrame supplies, basic weaving tools and punch needle supplies.
L’oiseaux Fabrics – This company’s instagram is filled with beautiful fabrics and good reviews of their service! They sell lots of absolutely stunning array of knits, wovens, and quilting cottons. They sell a fantastic variety of notions and children’s patterns as well.
Mimi Fabrics – Mimi fabrics is a great site with a lot of fantastic products. Lots of beautiful knits and wovens, and she carries quite a few notions, trims, and children’s patterns as well!
Mulberry & Macnab – This is a fantastic little online-only store that carries an absolutely stunning array of garment fabric.
Needlework – Needlework in Hamilton is an awesome shop with lots of goodies! You can find lots of beautiful garment fabrics and quilting cottons along with some patterns and notions.
Ottawa Valley Fabric – A wonderful fabric store with lots of different designs! They focus on quilting fabrics with over 470 pages of fabric on their website. They also carry patterns and some accessories.
Our Social Fabric – Our Social Fabric is an amazing non-profit fabric store selling donated deadstock fabric and fibre arts supplies online and in-person. Their fabric, notions and supplies are priced at up to 75% less than regular retail prices, and they accept donations of clean, unsewn fabric and sewing related materials from the film industry, theatre, manufacturing and individuals.
Overseas Fabrics – A lovely fabric store that opened their doors in 1993 and have been selling a fantastic array of items since! They are family-owned and carry an amazing range of fabric for clothing, quilts, upholstery, and anything else you need. They also sell lots of notions.
Patch Halifax – A super cute shop with a small online store that carries garment fabrics and quilting cottons, along with a few patterns and notions.
Pure Linen Envy – A fantastic website that exclusively carries linen! Pure Linen Envy has competitive prices and a gorgeous gallery to inspire you to make linen goods.
Rick Rack Textiles – A garment focused fabric shop based in Calgary with a very cute selection of fabrics, indie patterns, and other great accessories!
Riverside Textiles – Riverside Textiles, located in Toronto, has a variety of stunning premium, organic, and eco friendly fabrics. They have a fantastic collection of fabrics, tools, buttons, elastics, threads, and anything else you need. A great website full of products.
Simplifi Fabric – A large collection of eco and organic textiles including both a huge range of wovens and knits. Simplifi also carries a big selection of patterns and notions. You can spend hours on here!
Sitka Fabrics – Sitka fabrics in Port Alberni, BC is a fantastic shop with a big selection of fabrics. Their knit selection is especially vast with some textiles you won’t find anywhere else.
Spool of Thread – This amazing Vancouver shop has so many stunning fabrics, notions, and patterns! They carry a huge range of indie patterns, quilting cottons, and garment fabrics.
The Fabric Snob – Look no further than Fabric Snob if you’re on the hunt for knits. They have a big selection of one-of-a-kind knits, lots of tools and notions, a few wovens, and some sewing machines as well!
The Workroom – This epic store in Toronto carries a variety of gorgeous fabrics including quilting cottons and garment fabric, some that you can’t find anywhere else! They also have a huge selection of patterns and books.
Thread Count Fabrics – Located in Souris, Manitoba, this shop boasts a wide range of gorgeous quilting fabric. They also sell knits and some woven fabric as well. They sell a huge list of quilt patterns too!
Tissus For You – Tissus For You is a lovely online store with a variety of gorgeous fabrics. They mainly focus on quilting cottons and flannel, but also have a wide variety of other goodies!
Two o Nine Fabric Studio – Two o Nine is a very special shop with a small but robust online etsy store. They are in Surrey, BC.
Watertower Textiles – On the lookout for knits or swim fabric? Watertower has you covered! They have a solid collection of quality knits for your next project.
Weave and Woven – This beautiful shop has so many gorgeous prints with a focus on florals! This website carries mostly quilting cottons with a few other textiles along with a few patterns and other notions.
Thank you again to @peacysewist for sharing this incredible list with us. Have you tried any of these shops? Do you have a store to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
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