Top 10 Places to Buy Fabric Online

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Here's the problem with buying fabric online: It's hard to stop shopping. There are literally thousands of prints and patterns to scroll through, and they come in every shade and every price point. Luckily, for people who love fabric, this isn't ​actually​ a problem. Prepare to go down a really beautiful rabbit hole with these 10 online fabric stores.

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1. Spoonflower

If you're looking for quirky prints that you won't find in your local fabric shop, you're looking for Spoonflower. It sells a huge range of designs that are created by artisans, so customers can actually interact with the person who designed their chosen fabric and can sometimes request custom designs. Spoonflower uses water-based pigment inks and dyes as part of its sustainable and eco-conscious printing process.

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2. IKEA

Affordable furniture, Swedish meatballs and fabric? IKEA really does do it all. You won't find a huge range of patterns and colors on its site, but it is a good option if you're looking for affordable basics.

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3. Etsy

Shopping for fabric on Etsy is a different experience every time. Everything is sold by individual sellers, so new options appear on the site every day, and it's an incredible source for vintage fabric by the yard. What's the biggest drawback about shopping on Etsy? The selection is so wide that it's actually kind of overwhelming.

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4. JOANN Fabrics

Our grandmothers shopped at JOANN Fabrics, and we can too – but from the comfort of the couch. It's still one of the biggest names in fabric, and the JOANN online store is stocked with every color and type of material your project could require. Plus, you can buy any other sewing supplies you need in one order.

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5. Blackbird Fabrics

Based out of Vancouver, Canada, Blackbird ships its high-quality fabrics worldwide. The woman-run company is serious about supporting its community, with a percentage of its revenue going to a different local nonprofit each month. Blackbird releases new fabrics every week, so check back often.

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6. Calico

Calico has dozens of brick-and-mortar design shops around the United States. Customers everywhere can shop its selection of high-quality fabrics online. Calico has plenty of options for crafters who want basics, like cotton, but it's known for its drapery outdoor and luxe fabrics.

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7. Fabric.com

It's right there in the name – if you need fabric, you're going to find it at fabric.com. It's an Amazon subsidiary, and using the site is a familiar experience for Amazon shoppers. The selection and price range are both vast. The site's fabrics are also available to buy through Amazon.com, so Prime members can get free two-day shipping for some orders.

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8. West Elm

Many stylish shoppers know West Elm as a furniture and home goods store. Fewer probably realize that it's also a source for fabric. West Elm's selection is small and is made up of upholstery-weight fabrics – think heavy twills and velvets that are perfect for recovering a chair or cushions.

9. Minted

Like Spoonflower, Minted is a marketplace for independent artists. If you find a design you love, you can read the artist's bio and even follow the artist on social media. Be sure to tag the designer when you post shots of your finished project on Instagram!

10. Marimekko

Full disclosure: If you're on a tight budget, Marimekko is not the place for you. With its cheaper fabrics selling for upward of $50 a yard, the famous Finnish design house is definitely a splurge, but for fans of its distinctive geometric and floral patterns, the price may be worth having a little piece of Marimekko in your home.

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