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Offline PrincessSara

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Online Fabric Stores
« on: May 16, 2008, 08:52:54 PM »
I thought it might be a good idea to have a listing of online fabric stores for those looking for specialty fabrics or those without a fabric store in their area.  When you're posting a link, also give a bit of a description of what FaireWear fabrics they offer so everyone can find what they want quickly.  I'll start:

Renaissance Fabrics
www.renaissancefabrics.net
Gorgeous silk, wool, linen, cotton, and velvet, as well as notions, trims, patterns, books, buttons, and Duran Textiles.  Reasonable to good prices.

Class Act Fabrics
http://www.classactfabrics.com/index.html
Lovely silk, wool, linen, and cotton, as well as corset stays.  Stock is always changing, so check back often.  Most of the prices are good.

eBest Fabrics
http://www.ebestfabric.com/index.php
Slubless silk dupioni.  Prices are reasonable.

Silk Connection
http://www.silkconnection.com/
Wide variety of nice silks including a reasonably priced bridal satin.  (Note that the satin is difficult to gather or pleat along the vertical grain, but extremely easy to do so along the selvage edge.  It's really lovely stuff though.)  Order their swatch pack for samples of all their fabrics, it's very helpful.  Mostly good prices.

And it never hurts to try eBay.  I've found some nice fabrics there in the past for very good prices.  Searching eBay stores gives you more results to your query.

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 12:14:38 AM »
Fabric.com

http://www.fabric.com/

They've got a bit of everything, and are super affordable. I really like the selections in home decor (lovely tapestries and jacquards) and silk dupioni. They run sales on a regular basis and charge $2.95 for your first order.
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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 01:45:03 AM »
Most Excellent Thread!  HUZZAH!

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 02:04:13 AM »
Hamilton Dry Goods/Period Fabric
www.hamiltondrygoods.com
Good stock of wool (particularly non-specific tartans), heavy canvas, cotton osnaburg, and linen.  Wool page on website is wonky.  I advise calling, as Ron knows the stock inside and out.  They ship fast.  Prices are good to ridiculous.

Burnley & Trowbridge
www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com
Linen tapes, worsteds, woollens, linens.  Prices are reasonable to high.

Fabrics Store.com
www.fabrics-store.com
Every kind and color of linen under the sun.  They also stock limited other natural fabrics.  Periodic sales.  Free swatching.  Prices are good to great. 

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008, 05:59:20 AM »
Big Daddy's Gypsy Caravan
http://www.bigdaddygypsy.com/
Especially notable for the ecclesiastical or vestment brocades, but also carries linen, wool, silk, trims, etc.  Quick shipping and excellent customer service.

Burnley and Trowbridge
http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/
I need to add this to what Gem said.  There is only a limited selection of fabric available on the website.  Order the swatch kit for $4.00 to see the complete selection of fabrics available.  Some of the fabrics I have not seen for sale anywhere else and the fabrics meet the requirements of the most discerning reenactor.  I especially recommend the handkerchief linen and the linen canvas.  Excellent customer service - Angela is a joy to work with.

Eastern Christian Supply Company
http://www.easternchristiansupply.biz/
Ecclesiastical or vestment brocades.  Ignore the ones with obvious Christian motifs.  Some trims also.  Do search for FABRICS (for fabrics), GALLOON (for trims.)

FabricGuru.com
http://www.fabricguru.com/cart/index.php
Upholstery and drapery fabric suitable for garb.

HouseFabric.com
http://www.housefabric.com/defaultproduct.asp
Upholstery and drapery fabric suitable for garb.  Especially note the variety of colors available of the Waverly Capulet which is a 100% cotton tone-on-tone damask.  Prices are better than fabrics on the custom order racks of fabrics at Joanns even when Joanns is running a 50% off sale.

Istok Enterprises, Inc.
http://www.istok.net/
Ecclesiastical or vestment brocades.  Ignore the ones with obvious Christian motifs.  Some trims also - look under CHURCH SEWING ITEMS in the sidebar for those.

Silk Baron
http://www.silkbaron.com/silk/colors.aspx
Gem turned me on to this company.  Gem - that Stirwaters Blue is calling to you... 
Silk!  Over 130 colors of silk dupioni.  I have the complete swatch collection.  Yummy colors that I hadn't been able to find since Denver Fabrics was purchased by Fashion Fabrics Club.  Those that are familiar with the hand of REAL period silk velvet say that the silk velvet sold by Silk Baron is as close as you will ever find these days to the real thing.  Also silk taffeta.  The shipping of swatches is a little slow but the fabric ships super quick.  Excellent customer service. 

SyFabrics.com
http://www.syfabrics.com/
I have only purchased cotton velvet from this company and I was very happy with my purchase.  Definitely ask for a swatch before purchasing as I know of one instance where someone got really burned.
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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 10:25:27 AM »
B. Black and Sons
http://www.bblackandsons.com/

Fine quality woolens at excellent prices.  They often have a 'specials' section where you can get some amazing deals!
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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 11:48:19 PM »
Mare, how 'bout a sticky on this one? :D

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 05:24:28 AM »
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Offline LadyOren

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 07:03:34 AM »
For Fantastic Trim selection at wonderful prices try:

http://www.continentalstitcherytrims.com/

For Garment Leather, Furs,

http://www.brettunsvillage.com/
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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 07:20:48 AM »
Buttons, trims, plastic boning by the spool (if you use cable ties, this stuff is even LESS expensive and comparable), frogs, lacing cord, etc: www.cheeptrims.com

Nice fabrics:  http://www.housefabric.com

grommets (I've been buying my grommets from these folks for years and they are such nice people - look under "crafts"):  http://www.wpswholesale.com/

I just found these guys a couple of days ago, and they only sell wholesale, so there are minimum ordering requirements, but they have a HUGE selection of buttons, clasps and other nifty items I want to explore further:  http://www.buttonconnection.com/catalog/catalog.html
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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 01:05:15 PM »
Definitely Fabric.com

http://www.denverfabrics.com ->They just switched over last year to new management.  I haven't bought under the new management but it looks like it's just Fashion Fabrics Club.

http://www.jandofabrics.com/ -> Beautiful fabrics and even better customer service.  They are a bit $$, so I tend to go to Fabric.com and then come here.

http://www.ebay.com ->You might want to look at one of the guides on how to search prior to searching for fabric items.  There are a lot of good tips in the reviews and guides.

http://www.homesew.com ->  They are more for trims and things but also a good place to look.

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 12:51:41 PM »
Thought it was a good time for a bump on this one!

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 01:41:21 PM »
I'm going to start working on making myself a cloak in a couple months.  For the inside lining, a friend suggested using a very soft, plushie/furry type fabric, because it's very warm.  Can anyone tell me where I might find it or something similar online?  I've looked in local fabric stores and can't find it.  I think the actual material is polyester.  Thanks!
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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 10:41:52 AM »
I'm going to start working on making myself a cloak in a couple months.  For the inside lining, a friend suggested using a very soft, plushie/furry type fabric, because it's very warm.  Can anyone tell me where I might find it or something similar online?  I've looked in local fabric stores and can't find it.  I think the actual material is polyester.  Thanks!
I'm going to start working on making myself a cloak in a couple months.  For the inside lining, a friend suggested using a very soft, plushie/furry type fabric, because it's very warm.  Can anyone tell me where I might find it or something similar online?  I've looked in local fabric stores and can't find it.  I think the actual material is polyester.  Thanks!

if you haven't found fabric yet you might try www.maryjos.com  a fabric store based out of Gastonia NC.  She carries everything from bridal fabrics to cotton quilting materials.  I think the fabric your referring to is fleece.  You can purchase that at Mary Jos or also look in your local box store like Walmart in the blanket section.  I've made cloaks and the like out of those blankets, even made a saddle pad for a jouster out of one.  It's sometimes cheaper to buy it that way then to buy by the yard.

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Re: Online Fabric Stores
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2009, 11:55:30 AM »
I've just found a new one:

Bangkok Thai Silk
http://www.bangkokthaisilk.com
125 colours of silk taffeta at excellent prices.

 

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