101 Fabric Stores You MUST Visit Before You DIE! Unique, independent fabric stores around the United States

By on May 20th, 2019
unique, independent fabric stores in the united states

Well, it’s almost summer, which means summer travel is about to begin. While I don’t know what your adventures entail, it looks like I may be traipsing around the South visiting Civil War battlefields.  This is definitely not my idea, nor my dream destination. Don’t get me wrong. I know this is very educational and good for our children, but I really COULD. NOT. CARE. LESS.

Since this is not my first rodeo, (my husband has dragged us along to many historical landmarks), I know how to prepare for this type of vacation. The pain of sweating it out on a battlefield can easily be reversed with a visit to a darling little independent fabric store. It is so fun to find fabric that you don’t see in your local shops, and it will forever remind you of your trip. Independent fabrics stores tend to have regional specific selections that you will never find in your local JoAnns.  I love the delicate zipper I picked up at Santa Fe fabrics and the gorgeous floral cotton I bought at Citycraft in Dallas.  And I know there are many, many other gems like these out there.

So, in the spirit of bringing some fun, beauty and inspiration to your summer travels, I’ve compiled a list of 101 independent fabrics stores around the United States – ready to surprise and delight you. Of course, this is by no means a comprehensive list, but I’ve managed to find at least one unique fabric in every state.  Please let me know the great ones I’ve missed!!!

Happy travels and happy fabric shopping. I’m off to some battlefields!

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhoneWebsiteDescription   
Northern Threads Inc.1875 University Ave SFairbanksAK99709(907) 455-0299 https://www.northernthreads.net/Spacious resource stocking a wide array of fabric, yarn, patterns & trim, plus classes & events.
Sew 'n Bee Cozy211 4th AveSewardAK99664907-224-7647 https://www.sew-n-bee-cozy.com/Primarily quilting fabrics with beautiful batiks sold only in Alaska.
King Cotton Fabrics1820 Green Springs Hwy SBirminghamAL35205(205) 322-5878 https://kingcottonfabrics.com/Known for elegant and distinct decorator fabrics
Sew Sassy Fabrics307 Jordan Ln NWHuntsvilleAL35805(256) 536-4405 https://www.sewsassy.com/Longtime retailer offering sewing supplies & a variety of fabrics for swimwear, lingerie & costumes.
Sew In Heaven3162 M.L.K. Jr Blvd Ste 10FayettevilleAR72704(479) 333-2201 http://www.sewinheaven.com/Large fabric store & sewing machine dealer offering many notions, classes & events.
Stitchin Post1501 Macon DrLittle RockAR72211(501) 227-0288 https://www.stitchinpostinc.com/Supply shop with a huge variety of fabrics, plus patterns, threads, kits & other sewing accessories.
Mulqueen Sewing & Fabric Centers3716 E Main StMesaAZ85205480-545-0778  https://mulqueen.com/13,000 square feet of sewing and embroidery supplies. Additional locations in Mesa and Tempe, Arizona
SAS Fabrics5320 E Speedway BlvdTucsonAZ85712(520) 326-7252 https://www.sasfabrics.com/A treasure hunt of fabric and trim. Additional locations in Phoenix and Tucson
Britex Fabrics117 Post StSan FranciscoCA94108(415) 392-2910 https://www.britexfabrics.com/Sprawling institution offering a large variety of fabrics, ribbons, buttons & trims.
Sewing Arts Center3330 Pico BlvdSanta MonicaCA90405(310) 450-4300 https://sewingarts.com/Long-running outpost offering sewing equipment, fabrics & notions, plus classes at all skill levels.
Sew-Ciety, Inc.1025 S Perry St #101Castle RockCO80104(720) 733-8102 https://sew-ciety.com/Quilt shop in Castle Rock, Colorado
Colorado Fabrics4042 S Parker Rd. (in East Bank Shopping Center)AuroraCO80014(303) 730-2777 http://coloradofabrics.com/This independent store showcases fashion & decorator fabrics in a 25,000-sq.-ft. space.
Fancy Tiger Crafts59 N BroadwayDenverCO80203(303) 733-3855 https://fancytigercrafts.comBoutique fabric stores offering modern and sustainable supplies and quality instruction
Close To Home Sewing Center277 Hebron AveGlastonburyCT06033(860) 633-0721 https://www.closetohomestores.comCarries almost every brand of sewing and embroidery machines. Additional locations in Orange and Southington
Cate's Sew Modern50 York StGuilfordCT06437(203) 421-6853 http://catessewmodern.comADORABLE shop featuring modern fabrics and fun classes.
Delaware Sewing Center1716 S Governors AveDoverDE19904(302) 674-9030 http://www.delawaresewing.com/Sewing machine and embroidery machine dealer and fabric store in the Rodney Village, Delaware
Hayes Sewing Machine Company of Delaware Inc4425 Concord PikeWilmingtonDE19803(302) 764-9033 https://trevhayes.com/Wilmington's oldest sewing store.
Margie's Sew Much Fun2014 Lacey LaneCrestviewFL32536(850) 689-3655 https://www.margiessewmuchfun.comOver 3,500 bolts of fabrics + machines, classes and more.
Jane's Sew Central353 E Merritt Island CausewayMerritt IslandFL32952(321) 338-2959 https://www.sewcentral.netA creative sewing and learning center + Husqvarna Viking dealership
Measure Fabrics311 Whitaker StreetSavannahGA31401(912) 209-0942 https://measurefabric.comA truly unique fabric parlor.
Topstitch Studio and Lounge675 Ponce de Leon, Suite 225AtlantaGA30308(404) 228-7243 https://topstitchatl.comA European style fabric store offering unique apparel patterns and fabrics
Fabric Mart1631 Kalakaua Ave.HonoluluHI96826(808) 947-4466 https://hawaiifabricmart.comA huge selection of Hawaiian fabrics and more
Kuni Island Fabrics2563 South King StreetHonoluluHI96826(808) 955-1280 https://kuniislandfabrics.weebly.comAn unassuming little fabric shop offering sewing classes.
Inspired to Sew1000 Old Marion Rd NECedar RapidsIA52402(319) 373-0334 http://www.inspiredtosew.comInspiring and educating sewers of all ages
Expressions in Threads208 South Cody Road
LeClaireIA52753(563) 289-1447 http://www.expressionsinthreads.comA local gathering place for sewing and embroiery enthusiasts
All-Star Sages Creek - Quilt, Sewing, & Embroidery Center1800 Garrett Way Ste 29PocatelloID83201(208) 232-2208 https://www.idahosews.comEverything for the beginner to the advanced sewing and embroidery enthusiast
Sun Valley Fabric Granary122 S Main StHaileyID83333(208) 788-1331 http://www.sunvalleyfabric.comBolts and bolts of fabrics, sewing notions, needle arts, quilting and sewing patterns and books
Oak Fabrics3738 N. Lincoln Ave.ChicagoIL60613(773) 245-6633 http://www.oakfabrics.comThe ultimate destination for fabric lovers
Vogue Fabrics718 - 732 Main StreetEvanstonIL60202(847) 864-9600 https://www.voguefabricsstore.comA fabric bazaar with sewing notions & patterns, elastics & interfacings
Fishman's Fabrics1101 South Desplaines StreetChicagoIL60607(312) 922-7250 http://www.fishmansfabrics.com/Fine fabrics with a capital F.
Wabash Valley Fabric1347 Wabash AvenueTerre HauteIN47807(812) 232-0727 http://wabashvalleyfabrics.comSewing and fabric supplies, instruction and more
The French Seam9335 Castlegate DriveIndianapolisIN46256(317) 841-1810 https://www.thefrenchseam.comElegant fabric boutique with modern apparel and quilting fabrics
Sarah's Fabrics925 Massachusetts StLawrenceKS66044(785) 842-6198 http://www.sarahsfabrics.comAll the gorgeous, unique fabrics you see online but finally get to see in touch in person.
Sewing and Embroidery Works1590 East 61st St NPark CityKS67219(316) 337-5733 http://www.sewworks.comFabric and blanks for machine embroidery
Hancock Fabrics (not part of the Hancock chain)3841 Hinkleville RoadPaducahKY42001(270) 443-4410 https://www.hancocks-paducah.comAn amazing selection of quilting fabrics and more.
Sew-A-Lot2160 Sir Barton Way Suite 148LexingtonKY40509(859) 264-7472 http://www.sewalotonline.comA Pfaff dealership, fabric store and sewing and embroidery supplies. Additional locations in Centerville and Dayton, Ohio
Promenade Fine Fabrics1520 St. Charles AvenueNew OrleansLA70130(504) 522-1488 https://promenadefinefabrics.comBoutique fine fabrics and a New Orleans tradition
Fabric Boutique1701 Old Minden RoadBossier CityLA71111(318) 742-0047 http://www.fabricboutiquebc.comA Berinina dealership and fabric store with an active class schedule.
Zimmans80 Market StreetLynnMA01901(781) 598-9432 http://www.zimmans.com50,000 decorator fabrics under one roof. Heaven!
Sewfisticated Discount Fabrics303 Worcester RdFraminghamMA01701(508) 270-6774 http://sewfisticated.com/They take pride in offering the best quality fabrics at the best prices. Locations in Dorchester, Framingham and Somerville
Bear's Paw Fabrics8812 Orchard Tree LaneTowsonMD21286(410) 321-6730 https://www.bearspawfabrics.com/A Bernina sewing and software dealer and fabric store with a large variety of batiks, cottons, wool, etc…
Domesticity: Fabric Shop & Sewing Studio4321 Harford RoadBaltimoreMD21214(443) 885-0369 https://domesticitystudio.comA fabric shop and sewing studio that embraces "modern domesticity."
Fiddlehead Artisan Supply64 Main StreetBelfastME04915(207) 338-8422 https://fiddleheadartisansupply.comA darling apparel and quilting fabric boutique. They also carry supplies for other arts/crafts.
Z Fabrics477 Congress StreetPortlandME04101(207) 773-1331 https://zfabric.com/Contemporary fabric, notions, yarns, sewing machines and classes.
Lakeshore Sewing & Embrodiery1848 E. Sherman Blvd, Suite RMuskegonMI49444(231) 288-1263 http://www.lakeshoresewing.com/Specializing in sewing, embroidery and the textile arts with additional locations in Grand Rapids and Wyoming, Michigan
Pink Castle Fabric1915 Federal BlvdAnn ArborMI48103(877) 808-8695 https://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com/Modern and Japaneses styled fabric for quilting and apparel.
Digs3800 Grand Avenue SouthMinneapolisMN55409(612) 827-2500 http://www.shopdigs.com/You will definitely dig Digs - an abundance of vintage and funky fabrics.
Lakes Makerie5255 Chicago Avenue SouthMinneapolisMN55417(612) 385-7345 https://lakesmakerie.com/A lovely fabric store, sewing studio and makerspace.
Jackman's Fabrics1234 North Lindbergh BlvdSt. LouisMO63132(314) 994-1060 http://www.jackmansfabrics.com/Amazing selection of quilting and apparel fabrics + huge display of sewing, embroidery and quiling machines. A second location in Fairview Heights, IL
Anatols Fabric Outlet1328 Strassner Dr.BrentwoodMO63144(314) 968-0090 https://www.housefabric.com/Primarily home décor and bridal fabric. A nice selection of indoor/outdoor fabrics.
Cotton Blossom Fabric Shop670 Highway 51RidgelandMS39157(601) 405-1622 https://cottonblossomfarm.com/A fabric store on a real working farm. Cotton fabric (inspired by the cotton growing on the farm) and more.
Stitch-N-Frame31 Willow Creek DriveVicksburgMS39183(601) 634-0243 https://stitch-n-frame.netA Bernina dealer and fabric store specializing in 100% cotton fabric
The Conficent Stitch139 W. Front St.MissoulaMT59802(406) 540-4068 https://www.theconfidentstitch.comA shop dedicated to making you your favorite fashion designer. A carefully curated collection of patterns and fabric
The Silver Thimble1008 N 7th Ave. Ste. GBozemanMT59715(406) 587-0531 http://www.silverthimblemt.comA wide variety of fabrics, sewing notions and quilting supplies as well as a Husqvarna Viking dealer
1502 Fabrics2108 Dunmore CourtHigh PointNC27263(336) 803-3569 https://1502fabrics.comA huge variety of drapery, upholstery, and indoor/outdoor fabrics
Sew Much Fun831 S. Church St.LowellNC28098(704) 824-1961 http://www.sewmuchfun4you.comA "playground for creativity" - a fabric store and more.
Pleasant Pheasant Fabrics21 N Main StCrosbyND58730(701) 965-5000 https://www.pleasantpheasantfabrics.comGreat quality fabrics and amazing prices.
Platte Valley VacNSew1804 BroadwayScottsbluffNE69361(308) 632-3734 https://plattevalleyvacandsew.comPfaff embroidery and sewing machines, fabric and notions
Sew Creative2809 South 125th AveOmahaNE68144(402) 334-0121 http://www.sewcreative-ne.comTons of machines and supplies to fill any need.
Portsmouth Fabric112 Penhallow StreetPortsmouthNH03801(603) 436-6343 https://portsmouthfabric.com/One of the largest and most unique selections of fabric and specialty threads in New England.
Thread in Hand143 Raymond RoadCandiaNH03034(603) 587-0425 https://www.threadinhand.comA lovely little fabric shop primarily focused on quilting.
Sew and Show401 North AvenueGarwoodNJ07027(908) 789-2115 http://sewandshow.com/Designer and imported fabrics + sewing classes for beginners
Stitch and Sew Center123 E. County Line RoadLakewoodNJ08701(732) 363-2220 http://www.stitchnsewcentre.comA HUGE selection of fine apparel fabrics + more!
Nob Hill Fabrics4401 Cutler Ave NEAlbuquerqueNM87110(505) 266-0674 http://www.nobhillfabrics.comA small fabric shop with very unique fabrics including Southwestern prints and Oilcloth
Common Thread Textiles124 Bent Street Suite ETaosNM87571(575) 758-8987 https://lloom.blogspot.comBeautiful fabrics from around the world.
Sierra Sewing8056 S. Virginia Street #6RenoNV89511(773) 823-9700 http://www.sierrasewing.comA community gathering place for sewers and embroiderers of all levels. Another location in Carson City.
Heddy's Fabrics5411 W. Charleston Blvd.Las VegasNV89146(702) 870-3754 http://heddysfabrics.comA fabric store with a Vegas touch. The perfect spot to find sequined and rhinestone trims!
Mood Fabrics225 W 37th St 3rd FloorNew YorkNY10018(212) 730-5003 https://www.moodfabrics.comA must-see for fans of Project Runway. Just about any fabric you can dream of, they have it.
Brooklyn Craft Company165 Greenpoint AvenueBrooklynNY11222(646) 201-4049 https://www.brooklyncraftcompany.com/So much more than fabric. Workshops and other supplies.
B&J Fabric525 7th AveNew YorkNY10018(212) 354-8150 https://bandjfabrics.com/High-end, designer fabrics.
F & F Fabrics270 West 38th Street, 3rd FloorNew YorkNY10018(212) 391-7777 https://fabrics-fabrics.com/European fashion fabrics
The Fabric Shack99 S Marvin Lane BOX 517WaynesvilleOH45068(513) 897-0092 https://www.fabricshack.com/Don't let the name fool you. They have "a selection worthy of a palace."
Zincks Fabric Outlet4568 State Route 39MillersburgOH44654(330) 893-7225 https://www.zincksfabric.com"One of the largest selctions of fabrics you will ever find." With two other locations in Ligonier, IN and East Earl, PA
Owl & Drum1216 S. Harvard AveTulsaOK74112N/A https://owlanddrum.comModern fabrics and classes. Very limited hours, so email for appointment.
The Fabric Factory1421 Northwest 23rd StreetOklahoma CityOK73106(405) 521-1694 http://www.fabricfactoryokc.com/An enormous colleciton of upholstry and drapery fabric.
Cool Cottons2417 SE Hawthorne BlvdOR97214(503) 232-0417 https://www.coolcottons.biz/Groovy, modern cotton fabric in a cozy little house
Bolt Fabric Boutique4636 NE 42nd Ave, Suite CPortlandOR97218(503) 287-BOLT https://www.boltfabricboutique.com/The original modern fabric boutique
Jack B. Fabrics748 SOUTH 4th STREETPhiladelphiaPA19147(215) 925-2991 http://www.jackbfabrics.com/Everything from dress fabric to draperies
Firecracker Fabrics1745 CHISLETT STREETPittsburghPA15206(412) 450-8228 https://firecrackerfabrics.com/"Apparel and craft fabrics, patterns, sewing tools, and craft kits"
Ryco Trimming Company and Creative Sewing Center25 Carrington StreetLincolnRI2865(401) 725-1779 http://www.rycotrim.com/"a bountiful and colorful selection of quilting fabric, cotton fabrics of all weights, trimmings and ribbons "
Five Eighth Seams1942 Sam Rittenberg BlvdCharlestonSC29407(843) 225-3958 http://www.fiveeighthseams.comA fabric shop dedicated to fostering a love of sewing
Fabric Bistro6026 St. Andrews Rd.ColumiaSC29213(803) 814-0026 https://fabricbistro.comOne-of-a-kind high-end textiles with a second location in Columbia, SC
The Fabric Bin111 S. Main Street
AberdeenSD57401(605) 225-4203 https://www.thefabricbin.com/Fabric, patterns, kits, classes, and special Monday night sales!
Nuts & Bolts Fabric401 2nd Ave.EdgemontSD57735(605) 890-2300 http://www.nutsandboltsfabric.com/Because you'll go nuts for all their bolts of fabric.
Textile Fabrics471 Craighead StreetNashvilleTN37204(615) 297-5346 http://www.textilefabricstore.com/Tenessee's largest fabric store
Bumbletees Fabrics7511 Queens Ct #2GermantownTN38138(901) 755.9701 https://bumbletees.com/A carefully curated collection of fabrics + inspiring projects
Me & Ewe4903 Woodrow AveAustinTX78756(512) 220-9592 https://www.meandeweshop.com/Loads of fun and modern fabrics + yarn and classes.
Wherehouse Fabric Outlet Inc2675 Perth StreetDallasTX75520(214) 352-4908 http://www.wherehousefabrics.com/If you like a treasure hunt, you'll love this store. Tons of beautiful and affordable fabric.
Fabrictopia2950 Fondren RoadHoustonTX77063(713) 977-0747 https://www.fabrictopia.net/"Fabulous fabrics at great prices."
Tissu1779 South 1100 EastSalt Lake CityUT84105(435)896-7286 https://www.tissufabrics.com/Gorgeous fashion fabrics to make beautiful pieces for your wardrobe.
Fabric Center9135 S. Redwood RoadWest JordanUT84088(801) 561-8726 http://www.fabriccenter.net/A great selection of fabrics at a great price.
Fabric Place Basement6660 Richmond HighwayAlexandriaVA22306(703) 660-6661 https://www.fabricplacebasement.com/A huge assortment of top-quality designer fabric. And - a second location in Natick, MA
The Fabric Hut828 E Little Creek RoadNorfolkVA23518(757) 588-1300 https://www.fabrichut.com/"Where friends and fabric meet." One of the largest fabric sources on the East Coast
Sunny Laurel Sisters3424 Roosevelt HwyColchesterVT5446(802) 872-5363 https://www.sunnylaurelsisters.com/A fabric, quilt shop and sewing center
Drygoods Design301/303 Occidental Avenue SSeattleWA98104(206) 535-6950 https://drygoodsdesignonline.com/Gorgeous and unique fabrics with a robust class schedule
Stitches Seattle711 E Pike St.SeattleWA98122(206) 709-0707 https://stitchesseattle.com/Modern fabrics, patterns and other craft supplies
District Fabric634 Water StPort TownsendWA98368(360) 344-8009 https://districtfabric.comGorgeous fabrics from around the world.
The Electric Needle4281 West Beltline HwyMadisonWI53711(608) 422 5449 https://www.electric-needle.com/Sewing supplies and fabric for every type of sewer.
Sew Chic348 Meadowdale RoadFairmontWV26554(304) 366-4135 https://www.sewchic.comOver 3,500 bolts of fabric in a big old barn!
Beyond Bolts120 Petersen PkwyThayneWY83127(307) 883-2464 https://www.beyondboltsfabric.com/Fabric + loads of other tools for creativity.

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