Five Great Online Sources for Affordable Fabric
These days, you can buy anything in the world from the comfort of your home, thanks to great online stores. Now we enjoy shopping as much as anyone, but nothing is quite as exciting as searching for wonderful new fabrics. With online stores, you can see so many options in a short time and find the design inspiration you need. Here are five fantastic online sources for affordable fabric:
1. Fashion Fabrics Club – www.fashionfabricsclub.com – They have a wide selection of fabrics of all kinds, and perhaps some of the lowest prices you may find anywhere. They have a large number of transitional style fabrics, but they sell everything from solids to geometrics.
2. Fabric Guru – www.fabricguru.com – This is a great all-around site, offering a great variety of just about every kind of fabric you’ll need. The site is very intuitive and user-friendly: you can search by color, type of fabric, keyword, price, etc. Their price range is wide, but there are some great finds as low as $1.95 per yard.
3. Modern Yardage – www.modernyardage.com – They have some fantastic modern fabrics, everything from geometric prints to unique mid-century modern finds. Prices tend to be in the $16 range per yard. This site offers adorable custom personalized quilt labels for only $1.38 each, and even labels with unique, funny instructions (“Don’t wash this quilt, and don’t even think about using it.”) for just a dollar each to add some fun and personality to your finished products.
4. Nature’s Fabrics – www.naturesfabrics.com– This is a great source for natural and organic fabrics, stocking bamboo, hemp, cotton, wool, and other fibers. They sell notions and patterns too, and even offer wholesale options. Prices vary, but you can sort all your selections by price for easy shopping. Many products even have 4” square samples available to try before you buy.
5. Spoonflower – http://www.spoonflower.com/ – Spoonflower offers something truly different: custom printed fabrics (and wallpapers, too!) Orders are printed on-demand when they’re purchased, so it’s eco-friendly, never stockpiling or wasting materials that won’t become finished projects. The patterns on Spoonflower are user-generated, so there is a truly enormous selection of unique contemporary prints. Prices start at $10.50 for a cotton fat quarter, and you can feel great about supporting independent designers at the same time.