List of Online Fabric Suppliers and Printers

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List of Online Fabric Suppliers and Printers

If you are starting your own business sewing or designing your own fashion label, you will need to source amazing and unique fabrics, or even design your own.

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We here at Stay at Home Mum want to support you in your journey – we have put together a list of the best of the best fabric suppliers (including the inexpensive ones because starting a new business can be expensive) – right through to designer fabrics and then a list of fabric printers where you can upload your design and have your very own unique fabrics available.

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I Have NO Money to Spend on Fabric – What Now?

Okay so we totally understand that sometimes there just isn’t any budget for buying fabric.  We got you covered too.  Here is where to think outside the square to find great fabric for your project!

Thrift Shops

Visit the Salvo’s or your local Op-Shop to see the vintage style clothing that you might be able to pick up for a few dollars and can use the fabric for something else!

Sheets and Doona Covers

Most Op-Shops have second-hand bed sheets or Doona Covers – they are probably tucked right up the back.  The thing is these are a great source of fabric – have a rummage through to see if you can find some right for you. Also look at things like pillow-cases!

Curtains

Scarlett O’Hara was really onto something in Gone with the Wind.  Curtains come in so many bright colours and styles – upcycling them into clothing is a sinch!

Table Cloths

Table Cloths also come in a huge variety of fabrics and colours.  And if you need lace – you will be in heaven because most of the vintage style table cloths at op-shops are made from white or cream lace!

Upholstery Fabric

Visit your local Lincraft or Spotlight store and check out the upholstery section – so much cheaper!

Remnant Piles

All fabric stores have a little pile of off-cuts called ‘Remnant Piles’ – great if you only need a small amount of fabric!

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Cheap Fabric Suppliers:

Darn Cheap Fabrics

Location: Melbourne

Darn Cheap Fabrics is both a retailer and manufacturer of a huge amount of fabrics. They stock a huge range of knits, wovens, cottons, silks, linens and patchwork fabrics. They also have a sale section to get an extra discount on fabrics.

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The Remnant Warehouse

Location: Sydney

These guys have everything you could possible need – too big to list!  Go have a look at their range online!

The Remnant Warehouse also have a clearance section!

See their website

 

East Coast Fabrics

Location: Brisbane

Touted as Brisbane’s cheapest fabric supplier, East Coast Fabrics stock thousands of craft and patchwork fabrics, the latest in fashion fabrics, stretch knits, spandex and fleece. They have two locations, Lawnton and Springwood.

See their website

Online Fabric Shop.com.au

Location: Online Only

Unlike most of the other suppliers listed here, the Online Fabric Shop specialise in upholstery and furnishing fabrics.

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Fabric Trove

Location: Online Only

Fabric Trove have digital print fabrics, poplin solids, dress fabric and scrap packs.

They also offer Afterpay and Zip Pay!

See their website

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General Fabric Suppliers:

Sustainable Fabric Options:

Designer Fabrics:

Tessuti

  • Location: Sydney & Melbourne

Tussuti is the home of the world’s most beautiful designer fabrics since 1992.  Tessuti specialise in fabrics from Europe including the very best silks, cottons, linens and laces.  They also buy from leading Australian and International designers.

 

Wattle Hill Fabrics

Location: Online Online

Wattle Hill Fabrics is an online retailer of designer fabrics.  They offer a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ option perfect for fashion start-ups.

 

Fabric Printers

If you are an artist or just have an awesome idea for a fabric print – the next step would be is to find a fabric printer that can make it happen for you.  This is where to get that job done:

Digital Fabrics

  • Location: Sydney
  • Minimum Order: 1 metre
  • Printed and made in Australia

Digital Fabrics allows you to upload your fabric design, preview the results and submit!

Frankie and Swiss

  • Location: Melbourne
  • Minimum Order: Not stated

Frankie and Swiss have 14 different fabrics to choose from when printing your own design – they also print 20 x 20cm samples for just $10 plus GST.

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Bags of Love

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Minimum Order: Not Stated

Bags of Love are a fabric printer who have 107 different fabric options to choose from.  They have eco-friendly inks and a fast turnaround.

Max Frost & Co

  • Location: Sydney and Melbourne
  • Minimum Order: 50m – 100m minimum

Max Frost & Co has been around since 1923 and is a textile wholesaler for up and coming fashion labels in Sydney.

Next Printing

  • Location: Sydney
  • Minimum Order: Not Stated

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