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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 fabrics.

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.

Table of Contents:
1. No money to spend on fabric?
2. List of Inexpensive Fabric Suppliers
3. List of General Online Fabric Suppliers
4. List of Sustainable Fabric Options
5. List of Designer Fabric Suppliers
6. List of Fabric Printers
7. Free List of Fashion Wholesalers and Manufacturers
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1. 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!

Check out Local 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 repurpose the fabric from clothing for something else!

Look at Coloured 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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2. List of Inexpensive Fabric Suppliers:

Nerida Hansen Fabrics
(The Outlet Store)
Okay so you might have a look and this place doesn’t seem cheap – and it’s not – BUT – they do have an Outlet that is certainly worth checking out for designer fabrics at an inexpensive price. Not only that but they carry:
Designer Fabrics
Sewing Patterns
Fabric Packs including bulk remnant packs
Nerida Hansen Fabrics offer free Australia wide shipping on orders over $150 and they ship worldwide.
Website
Darn Cheap Fabrics Darn Cheap Fabrics is both a retailer and manufacturer of a huge amount of fabrics. They are located in Melbourne and stock a huge range of knits, wovens, cotton, silks, linens and patchwork fabrics. They also have a sale section to get an extra discount on fabrics. Website
The Remnant Warehouse The Remnant Warehouse in Sydney has everything you could possibly need – too big to list!  Go have a look at their range online!
The Remnant Warehouse also have a clearance section!
Website
East Coast Fabrics Touted as Brisbane’s cheapest fabric supplier, East Coast Fabrics stocks thousands of craft and patchwork fabrics, the latest in fashion fabrics, stretch knits, spandex and fleece. They have two locations, Lawnton and Springwood. Website
Online Fabric Shop Unlike most of the other suppliers listed here, the Online Fabric Shop specialise in upholstery and furnishing fabrics. Website
Fabric Trove Fabric Trove has digital print fabrics, poplin solids, dress fabric and scrap packs. Website
Super Cheap Fabrics Super Cheap Fabrics offer nearly every type of fabric you can imagine – but the best part is they have a 50% off clearance section that is well worth checking out. Website
The Feisyu Hometextile Store
(China)
Located in China, this home textiles store has a great range of fabrics and great feedback on transactions too.  They have a big range – and if you are willing to wait for postage – you can get a great deal! Website
ZN Textile Store
(China)
This China-based fabric store has a range of cotton, polyester, silk and satin fabrics wholesale. Website
Sudalik Store
(China)
Sudalik Store stocks more upholstery fabrics such as jacquards, silks and flocked fabrics. Website

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3. List of General Fabric Suppliers:

Nerida Hansen FabricsStunning fabrics and a huge range.Website
Emerald Fabric BoutiqueAustraliana fabrics, patchwork supplies, leather, quiltingWebsite
L’uCello HaberdasheryFancy ribbons, rare buttons, sewing tools, vintage threadsWebsite
The Fabric StoreHuge range of everything you could ever wish for fabric wise. Website
Missy Rose.com.auHuge range of bamboo, French Terry, Stretch Woven, Knits, Rayon and MinkyWebsite
Astratex.com.auFine selection of European fabricsWebsite
Maai DesignPrints, Linen, General Haberdashery. Supplier of well-known fabrics like See You at Six, Lady McElroy, Atelier Brunette, Mind the Maker and more.Website
Thistle and FoxCustom printed fabrics and wallpaper.Website
House of ClothPrints, Wool, Machines. Has the largest range of natural fibre textures. Bernina Dealer.Website
JP ImpressionsOne of a Kind Vintage Japanese Kimono FabricsWebsite
Neon Pony VintageVintage and contemporary fabrics that are bright and fun.Website

4. List of Sustainable Fabric Options:

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5. List of Designer Fabric Suppliers:

Nerida Hansen FabricsThe most beautiful fabrics from famous designers all over the world.Website
Fabric MuseStockist of high-quality European designer fabrics.Website
Tussuti Fabrics Tussuti is the home of the world’s most beautiful designer fabrics since 1992.  Tessuti specialises in fabrics from Europe including the very best silks, cottons, linens and laces.  They also buy from leading Australian and International designers. Website
Designer Fabrics AustraliaUnique and rare top-quality fabrics.Website
Wattle Hill Fabrics Wattle Hill Fabrics is an online retailer of designer fabrics.  They offer a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ option perfect for fashion start-ups. Website

6. List of 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.

Bags of Love

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Minimum Order: Not Stated

Bags of Love are a fabric printer that has 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

This is a living document and we will be updating it all the time.

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