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Canadian Online Fabric Stores!

2013 January 24

I was talking with my husband about the horrible state of Canadian online fabric shopping, at this point I had found only one store and the fabric selection is not exactly my taste. So I went looking further and managed to find 6 shops! (If you are from the US you can just ignore this – you are SO lucky to have so many good online fabric stores.) Anyhow, getting back on track…

Speaking of fabric… how about some eye candy!

I have pinned them all onto this board called Canadian Online Fabric Stores. {Update: There are now many more shops thanks to my wonderful readers!} If you are in Canada I hope the list helps you out. I will continue to update and pin more (if I can find them!) I am noting that they are “Untested” if I have not tried to buy anything from them and will update the status of the store if/once they have been tried. If you do try one, or know of one that is not on the list, let me know so I can pin it or add your comments. If we all work together we may be able to save each other some of the trouble (and the shipping and customs costs!)

Note: No fabric prints were harmed in the making of this photo!

Just to keep you guessing… I am posting a tutorial that uses this photo on Saturday. It is for something we made at our “Sewing Club” (name yet to be decided). And, if you want a laugh or a groan(!), check out the comments on this post. There are a lot of very creative people out there thinking up names for our sewing night. Add your own! We’ll let you know what we land on.

** Update: Since this post we’ve interviewed several Canadian Online Fabric Stores and posted more about Canadian online shopping. Click here for more posts. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Bloglovin’ so you don’t miss any new information! And of course – don’t forget to follow the Canadian Online Fabric Store Pinterest board. Go get some fabric!

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  1. Jennifer permalink
    February 1, 2013

    Hi, thanks for your list of stores! I’ve looked through my bookmarks, and can add these (though I’ve never ordered from them):

    http://www.sew-sisters.com/, http://www.boundtoquilt.com/,
    http://www.nutsforboltsetc.com/ or http://www.etsy.com/shop/nutsforboltsetc, and
    http://www.stitchesfibreartsupplies.ca/

    I’m hoping to find an online store in Canada that sells Kokka (melody miller etc.) fabrics.

    Jennifer

  2. Lindsay permalink
    February 25, 2013

    Hi was just googling for Canadian stores and I found a link to this new store.

    http://www.myfabricspot.com/

    I haven’t tested it but it looks like one of the best that I’ve seen. Now that shipping is so expensive from the States and I keep getting hit with duty, I’m having a hard time justifying the US shopping.

  3. Lindsay permalink
    March 1, 2013

    And I’m back, I just found this store and ordered an Oliver and S pattern, they are new and promising looking,

    http://fabricationsottawa.com/

  4. March 2, 2013

    Hi Sherri – Thanks so much for blogging about Canadian online fabric shops! I recently opened Fabric Spot (www.myfabricspot.com) , an online only fabric shop specializing in solids, designer fabrics and patterns at amazing prices! We have the largest online selection of organic fabrics in Canada too! The reason I started this business is because I couldn’t find the modern quality fabrics I was looking for in my local fabric shops. So, please check us out and keep up the wonderful blogging!

    All the best,
    Karen

  5. April 8, 2013

    Thanks, Sherry for doing the legwork with that Pinterest board. But am I wrong or is there no store left in Canada but Fabricland that sells fabric for making clothing, not quilts?

    • April 8, 2013

      I agree – there are a lot of craft/quilting stores. It seems to be the trend. I do think there are quite a few shops on the list that stock clothing fabric as well. I suppose it depends on your taste, since I have used a lot of the quilting weight fabrics for making clothing as well. I have a quilt shop near me that has quite a good stock of clothing fabric. But I suppose we will have to rely on Fabricland a bit longer!

      • April 8, 2013

        I admit I didn’t carefully explore your page to be sure I was accurate, but certainly my impression is correct that if they want to sell fabric, they have to sell lots of quilt fabric, which is amazing in its beauty and variety… but I had in mind some nice handkerchief linen today and received a junk email from a US shop with – lo – handkerchief linen. The fabric cost for 2 yards was slightly more than the shipping ($18)! I thought

        I could find a good store in Ottawa when I was there recently, but all I found was Fabricland. I suppose it’s our own fault for stopping making our own clothes when our overseas slave force started doing it so well. The pattern selection has shrunk to the brink of uselessness.

        • April 8, 2013

          It is too bad. You definitely have to search hard to find it. It is not sitting there in plain view. Though, if you make your own clothing I am jealous because you know a whole lot about a type of sewing that I have barely scratched the surface of!

          • April 8, 2013

            I learned to follow clothing patterns sewing for my Barbie doll, with help from my mother, then had an excellent half-year of sewing in Grade 9. But these days you can learn anything on You Tube. A surprising number of my fibre friends are learning word-working that way now. It’s all on video. I was a hairdresser for a couple of years in the mid-seventies. Thanks to You Tube videos of demos by top cutters, I’m doing fashion haircuts on my girlfriends who can’t afford the $100.

    • May 18, 2013

      I was also underwhelmed with the quality and selection of clothing fabric within Canada…and I have also just recently opened my own online fabric, trim and pattern shop. I have products exclusively from Europe, including Farbenmix, and these products are GORGEOUS and fun!
      A lot of my shop is for kids, with adorable knits and bright cottons but I do have some really unique fabrics for women as well.
      If you’re frustrated with the state of patterns, check out my Ottobre magazines out of Finland. They are modern, practical and have a combination of difficulties. Each issue contains 20-40 full sized patterns. They are a really great product, especially if you sew for kids!
      This is me: http://www.loiseaufabrics.com
      if you check out our facebook, we have a coupon for free shipping anywhere in Canada until June! It’s our turn Canada.

      Thanks for the opportunity to promote a small Canadian business. It sounds like there are a few of us taking this issue by the horns and opening our own shops!

      I applaud the efforts and wish everyone well.

      Michelle

  6. April 8, 2013

    Hey, I just remembered your profile photo! You’re YOUNG. My niece has started sewing. Maybe there’s going to be a resurgence of making clothes in your generation. I stopped around 1997 and have just started again.

    • April 8, 2013

      I think I read that the DIY/Handmade trend had a resurgence in the last 5 years. Seems it is trendy again, maybe we will see a lot more good clothing fabric surfacing in the near future! (Don’t worry, I’m older that you think, thankfully my mom gave me some good genes!)

      • April 8, 2013

        Everyone under forty looks twenty to me. Even my niece is pushing thirty. Geez!

    • Larissa Meunier permalink
      July 12, 2016

      I too am sewing clothing and have found many others taking up the hobby. I’m in my 20s I’d that helps :)

  7. April 20, 2013

    Hi Sherri,

    This is a great list. I just launched an online fabric shop in Canada called Fridays Off Fabric Shop. The url is http://www.fridaysoff.ca

    I specialize in 100% cotton designer quilting fabrics. I’m new and still building my inventory, but have some great collections at the moment including Valori Wells, Tula Pink, Doodlebug Design Inc. Sherri McCulley Studio, Anna Maria Horner and Carly Griffith. I’m expecting the latest from Lotta Jansdotter in the next few weeks.

    In addition to fabric I also sell patterns, sewing kits and fat quarter bundles.

    I would love it if you would check out my shop and pin me to your board.

    Thanks for sharing the fabric love and looking forward to hearing from you. I would also be happy to create a promo code for your readers for 10% off their order.

    Best,
    Alanna

  8. Rachel Thomson permalink
    May 24, 2013

    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=ella%27s%20cottage&view_type=gallery&ship_to=CA

    I haven’t bought anything here yet, but it is another one to add to the list!

  9. Grace permalink
    June 26, 2013

    I wish someone could tell me where to order apparel fabric? I don’t quilt, but I love to sew dresses, hoodies, etc and can never find that sort of fabric online in Canada.

    • June 26, 2013

      Hi Grace, I’ve put it on my list to organize the Pinterest board by type – maybe we’ll find some apparel fabric on there yet!

  10. July 17, 2013

    Thank you so much Sherri for this post! I just ordered some fabric from http://www.myfabricspot.com. I’m so impressed with their fabric pattern choices. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :)

    Sandra
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    • July 18, 2013

      I’m so glad! I love the Fabric Spot selection also – Karen has so many solids in stock!

  11. July 25, 2013

    I’m looking for fancy fabrics, taffetas & such. I can’t find much online and my nearest fabricland is 3 hours away.

    • July 25, 2013

      I will have to see what I can find for you. I’m in the process of re-organizing the list. Hopefully I will find something while I’m doing that! You can’t be expected to drive that far! :)

  12. July 27, 2013

    Hello,

    I’m Krista and I own http://www.miijathreads.com . I’m fairly new as I just opened a few months ago. I thought I would introduce myself to everyone. I carry a nice selection of bright modern quilting and sewing cottons. My love at the moment is Art Gallery Fabrics.

  13. Brandi permalink
    September 18, 2013

    I appreciate that someone has compiled a list!! I am planning to make a ragtime quilt or else a no-sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend for christmas. I am looking for some Saskatchewn Roughriders fabric and am having an incredibly hard time finding any. Do you have any specific sights I might try??

    • September 18, 2013

      I’ve gotten some NFL fabric from fabric.com before, but I’m not sure about CFL fabric. You could try printing your own at Spoonflower – but it might not work because their logo likely is protected by copyright. Sorry, that’s not likely terribly helpful. I suppose it would be counter-productive, but you could buy a ready-made Roughriders product (t-shirts or something similar) and then cut it/them up to make the quilt?

      • Arlene Klein permalink
        June 17, 2016

        Thank you for your reply. At least I think you replied to me. Please forgive me but I’m old and really don’t know what I am doing here. I was looking for CFL and Blue Jay fabric. I will try fabric. com. Don’t know what it means when you tell someone you pinned something, but be careful you don’t stick your finger. Don’t want to get any blood stains one your fabric. Thanks, Arlene

  14. November 24, 2013

    There is also fishskinfabric.com

  15. March 11, 2014

    I would like to introduce my new online fabric store. Stay Home Fabrics, we specialize in only high quality designer fabrics, quilt patterns, sewing patterns and more. We also offer Free Shipping Across Canada on all orders over $125. You will find fabulous designers such as Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Joel Dewberry, Riley Blake and more all at unbeatable prices. If you order before the end of March 2014 we will include our full fabric swatch collection for free. This way you can match, arrange and re-arrange all in the comfort of your own home. No more guess work with online shopping. Plus enter “threadridinghood” into our promo code at checkout to receive an extra 10% off your entire purchase.

    • March 12, 2014

      Hi Lindsay, Thanks for letting me know about your shop! I have added it to the Pinterest list and mentioned the 10% off code. Thanks so much! I will spread the word via social media today.

  16. April 7, 2014

    There is a great new shop called Ottawa Valley Fabric. It is an online store in Ottawa, Ont. There are over 1700 fabrics at present, with another 1200 products to be added right away. You can order cuts from .2 metres and up, fat quarters of any fabric, and can get samples for $1.00 each. There are also lots of patterns and kits to chose from, with lots more on the way and lovely quilt backs. Orders are shipped next day, and shipping isn’t too expensive. There are lots of new fabrics and a few older ones, if you are looking for something in particular.

    • April 9, 2014

      Thanks so much for letting me know Pat! I’ll add it to the Pinterest list :)

  17. Marion permalink
    April 8, 2014

    http://www.tonicliving.com

    Great Canadian company with top quality fabrics! They do have a retail store in Toronto, as well as ship everywhere! I’ve ordered several times and have always received amazing fabrics that I am constantly complimented on! If is not cheap ( prices range from. $10-30 a yard) but it’s always been worth the investment to me!

    http://www.fabrications.com

    Great selection! They have a nice variety of fabric and patterns, and there retail store in Ottawa offers equipment rental (in house) and classes!

    • April 9, 2014

      Thanks Marion! I’ll make sure these are on the Pinterest board. :)

  18. libkat72 permalink
    May 20, 2014

    Thank you for doing the leg work! I will file this away for future shopping.

  19. June 3, 2014

    Hello!

    I have recently opened up an online fabric boutique I would love to share with you. I am located in the Kitchener/Waterloo area and my obsession with fabric is mostly concentrated on mod/geek/autumn type designs. Please check out what I have so far – I will be getting more fabric in very soon!

    https://www.fortheloveoffabric.ca

    Thanks,
    Catherine

  20. Kay permalink
    July 15, 2014

    Another apparel sewer looking for a little more distinction between shops.

    I could make some skirts and dresses with all these cutesy cotton prints but not much else =/ Really looking for something with some structure I could make my planned steampunk costume jacket out of, as well as a proper corset, and my local fabric store is pretty sad in its selection. I’d hate to have to turn to ebay again.

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  22. Ruth permalink
    July 30, 2014

    Looking for Black & White checkered fabric, like finish flag, to use as binding on a quilt, anyone seen any any where in Canada, don’t want to pay customs!!

  23. Amanda permalink
    August 27, 2014

    Hey I was wondering if there was anywhere that sells a good selection of Shannon Minky fabric. I make stuffed animals and it is the best I have found. I have found a couple places that have some but the selection is lacking and it is still cheaper for me to buy in the US and have it shipped here.

  24. RBeader permalink
    August 29, 2014

    That got weird…..
    I am also very sad about the lack of fabric available to me. I can’t believe that there are so few places that sell fabric, and then that the few places I find don’t sell anything other than quilting fabric.
    I try to find gorgeous and beautiful fabric to line my purses with, but unfortunately I no longer have a supplier of beautiful fabric.There used to be so many gorgeous fabrics like silk, or satin or other options.
    Anyone know of fabric stores that sell the higher end fabrics?

  25. RBeader permalink
    September 3, 2014

    Sherri,
    That’s a great link! Thank you!

  26. RBeader permalink
    September 8, 2014

    Unfortunately it’s an US store. I don’t really want to buy online, I like to feel and see the fabric as I go. So not really much help. I’m heading to Calgary soon. Found 3 REAL stores there with fabulous fabric. So exciting!

    • September 12, 2014

      I’m so glad you found something close by! I hope your trip goes well :)

  27. Krystal permalink
    September 15, 2014

    I was just wondering if anyone can recommend a good website to buy jersey knit fabric or any kind of stretchy fabrics. Most of the stores I’ve looked at mostly only carry 100% cotton for quilting, and I’m not interested in quilting.

    Thanks in advance!

  28. October 8, 2014

    Hello, I’m looking for fleece.. Anyone know where I can find it?

  29. November 27, 2014

    great prices, prompt shipping, quality fabric

  30. December 13, 2014

    do you have any idea how hard it is to find a store that carries northcott oh canada

  31. January 4, 2015

    I’d like to add http://www.only-organic-fabric-shop.com : valuable GOTS certified organic fabrics, quick shipping worldwide with drop prices

  32. Ashley permalink
    January 7, 2015

    HI there
    Im writing on behalf of an amazing girl who does amazing work for sick children. Angel sews blankets for sick children all around the world and is always looking for new material for the kids. I was hoping your company would be able to help her out?? I know not every company is in position to give donations but I know would make a huge difference. It know it would mean the world to her and she can continue to brighten the days of sick children. here is her page.
    Thank you
    - Ashley (mother of a sick child)

    https://www.facebook.com/AngelMagnussen
    Hugginz By Angel

    • January 8, 2015

      Thank you for the link Ashley! I don’t have fabrics to donate right now but I will keep it in mind! Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

  33. January 24, 2015

    I am in search of more selection of jersey material other than fabricland. The only source I’ve found is an american site called spoonflower and 1 yard is $26.50 +shipping. Any help to source a Canadian source?

    • January 26, 2015

      Hi Faith, there are quite a few on the Pinterest board that sell Jersey. Try L’Oiseau, Simplifi Fabrics, Duncan & Kate, Fabric Spot. These are off the top of my head. There may be more. Hope that helps!

  34. Pauline permalink
    June 9, 2015

    I am looking for Ponte fabric from Cananda does anyone know of some?
    Thank you

  35. October 5, 2015

    If you wish to sew organic, let me present you our website http://www.only-organic-fabric-shop.com
    We sell only GOTS certified fabrics and ship worldwide

    • October 7, 2015

      Thanks for the link Stephanie. I see that you are based in France, great for international readers!

  36. March 24, 2016

    Hi Sherri,

    Thanks for compiling the list of Canadian online fabric stores.

    I am Monica, the owner of a new online fabric store Earth Indigo (https://earthindigo.com/ and https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/EarthIndigoFabric). I am based in Markham Ontario. The store was open in January this year and I hope it’s ok to introduce the shop to the world here.

    I carry handwoven / handprinted fabrics that are crafted by artisans from different parts of the world. Some fabrics are fair trade. I also carry eco fabric – organic woven, bamboo jersey etc. My store is still small, but I’m hoping to introduce more varieties later this year. Please drop by any time.

    Thanks

    Monica

    • March 28, 2016

      Thanks so much for letting me know Monica! Sorry I have been long in answering your email. Will get back to you in the next couple of days for sure! Much appreciated! :)

  37. May 10, 2016

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  38. Barb permalink
    May 11, 2016

    I am desperately searching for a Canadian source for a good selection of quality Minky fabric. Does anyone know of anywhere?

  39. May 13, 2016

    Hi Sherri, I just recently started my own online fabric store, carrying modern designs. Check us out at http://www.threadcountfabrics.ca we offer flat rate shipping and free shipping for orders over $99. We current carry cottons and knits! Our inventory is always expanding!

    • May 16, 2016

      Thanks so much for commenting Hannah! Great selection :) I’ve added you to the Pinterest board!

  40. Cynthia Fedak permalink
    August 23, 2016

    I also shop a lot online for quilting and clothing fabrics. I too buy from the US, and am happy to find Canadian stores, BUT I do not bother when I see the shops advertising their fabrics, which seem reasonable to find beside the fabric, sold by half metres, which means the pricing is not so reasonable after all…please say a metre, not fool us in the beginning.

    • August 30, 2016

      Hi Cynthia! I have seen that too – it’s a good reminder to check how each shop sells it’s fabric before purchasing. Thanks!

  41. September 1, 2016

    Distinctive Sewing Supplies (based in Oakville and always at Creativ Festivals) carries high quality clothing fabrics and interesting patterns through their online store. Delivery is fast and there are always discounts. I’ve been buying from them for years and appreciate that they have many samples available to try on at the show. Catherine Goetz and her staff are wonderful to work with – very knowledgeable about what designs work with which fabrics. http://www.distinctivesewing.com. There’s a weekly newsletter, too.

    • September 6, 2016

      They are really good! Thanks for mentioning them :) I talked to Catherine at the Spring Creativ Festival and was really excited to see her stock.

  42. Amanda permalink
    October 6, 2016

    Hi Sherri,

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve opened my own online fabric store. It can be found at truenorthfabrics.com and after working on it for ages, I am so excited to finally share it with people. I’m always looking for new fabrics (in fact I have a new shipment due soon) so I’d love to know what people would like to see there.

    Thank you so much!
    Amanda

  43. October 28, 2016

    Hello Sherri! I would love it if you could add Country Rose Quilting http://www.countryrosequilting.ca to your list of online Canadian Fabric Shops! I am the shop owner, I love to quilt, also love online shopping. When I find inspiration I like to hit the BUY button and not get in my car and head out looking around so have been an online shopper for everything for years. I even shop for my groceries online! I am always open to suggestions as I too want to improve the Canadian online fabric options. I also love to provide great service, love to help people and love pretty packaging!

  44. February 2, 2017

    I’ve just opened a new online quilt fabric shop, and will be carrying at least windham,, Andover, makower, maywood, and cantik batiks. Please consider posting me on your pins, so that I might be found out here in Alberta! Thank-you. I also provide long arm quilting…

    • February 4, 2017

      Wonderful Dorothy! Thanks for letting us know. I’ll post it on the Pinterest board :)

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