Garment Fabric Sources

Canadian sources:

I list any Canadian source I’ve found, which has garment making fabrics or notions I’m interested in, even if I have not yet tried their products/services.  If I’ve tried a source and done a post about my thoughts there will be a link to that post.

General Garment Fabrics
My favourites:
  • Blackbird Fabrics – Garment fabric (woven and knit), lingerie fabric, Cone Mills denim, patterns, some notions, free shipping over $100 CAD.
  • Spool & Spindle – Garment fabric (woven and knit), notions, patterns.  Flat $10 rate for shipping, free shipping over $120 CAD.
  • Thread Theory – Fabric, notions and patterns for menswear.
  • The Work Room – Garment fabric including Cone Mills denim, garment patterns.
  • Thread Count Fabrics – Garment fabrics (pretty printed knits with coordinating solids, some rayon, voile, lawn and double gauze). Flat rate shipping of $6.95 or free shipping if over $99 CAD.
Haven’t tried yet but am interested:
Fabric Printing
  • Design Your Fabric – have your own design printed on garment fabric (several rayon, cotton, silk and linen options).
Lingerie/Swimwear/Activewear
Tailoring Supplies & Notions
  • Cleaner’s Supply – Great selection of tailoring & pressing supplies as well as nice selection of notions (thread, interfacing, buttons, snaps zippers) for reasonable prices. Flat rate shipping of $3.83 or free shipping if order is over $100.

United States Sources:

For non-Canadian sources I list only those whose products I have tried and am happy with.  If I’ve done a post about my thoughts there will be a link to that post.

General Garment Fabrics
  • Fancy Tiger – Garment fabric including silks, rayons, voile/lawn, double gauze, chambray, knits and good jeans denim (Cone Mills & Pacific Mills).  Also has a good selection of indie garment patterns. Flat rate ($14.95USD) shipping to Canada.
  • Style Maker Fabrics – Fantastic selection of garment fabrics and I find their website easy to navigate as you can search by fabric type, garment type, trends or colours.   Shipping is a flat rate estimate price but shop may contact you if actual shipping cost is more than the estimate.  For heavier fabrics shipping may be expensive so if you’re uncertain I’ve found the the shop owner is very helpful and responds quickly to questions.  Both times I’ve ordered from here I’ve been happy with the quality.

Sources outside North America:

For non-Canadian sources I list only those whose products I have tried and am happy with.  If I’ve done a post about my thoughts there will be a link to that post.

General Garment Fabrics
  •  The Fabric Store (New Zealand) – Incredible garment fabric – merino wool in various weights, silk, Liberty prints, cotton sateen, voile and lawn, rayon and linen.  Pricey and duty to pay coming into the country but everything is such beautiful quality that it’s absolutely worth it.   I’ve ordered from here twice and have been extremely happy with my fabric, although both times the courier (DHL) has just left my order out in the open on my deck (once in the rain) which irks me slightly.
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