Over the last few years, I’ve gathered quite a few sources for fabric needs. Before I started Marifly, I rarely went to a fabric shop, beyond JOANNS, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby - mainly because I lived in an area without boutique fabric shops. And though I still head to these shops for various needs, there are a lot of other fun places to snag premium cottons and specialty textiles.
LA Fashion District (I went to the DG Expo a couple years ago and the streets are lined with fabric options.)
Michael Levines located at 920 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
This is a great stop for premium cottons, including designers like Cotton + Steel, AGF and other quilting goods. ML is a great one-stop shop, the boutique shop from your hometown that’s on steroids. It also has a home dec. shop across the street and notions galore. (This is not your bargain shopping place)
9th - Maple - Wall Street
There are shops in every nook along the streets featuring every dream of textile. You will find apparel wear, silks, faux furs, athletic wear/sportswear, home dec. fabric and so many more options. Here’s a directory if you’re headed down there. Feel free to bargain, and if your a business bring copies of your tax deductible information.
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FabricBubb - This is a great place for bundle inspiration
Hawthorne Supply Co. - This used to be named Hawthorne Threads and they have so many fabric options + they’ve started their own lines.
Cottoneer Fabric - A Modern Fabric shop This is also a husband and wife duo that photographs all of their fabrics and sells the most lovely linen fabrics.
Spoonflower: I know I know, it’s expensive, but their knits are fun and great for specific projects, and you can pretty much get the exact print you want with all of its options.
Girl Charlee: I don’t love the quality of all their knits, but if you want to make a baby swaddle that helps a baby sleep because it has the right amount of stretch and breathes well, this is your place. Also, it’s super super reasonable.
Art Gallery Fabrics has great 4-way stretch knits and you can find these options at any retailer that sells AGF, including Fabric.com
Birch Organics: I love their organic knit fabric. It’s a little thicker, but the colors and finish is amazing.
Find Retailers that sell these…
Most Textile Companies wholesale to retailers, and don’t sell their goods through their company.
Cotton + Steel: Features some of the most beautiful wovens and canvas options. Rifle Paper Co. prints through C+S.
Art Gallery Fabrics: Amazing quality that focuses on quilting cotton, but also designs rayons, poplins, canvas, knit and denims…. top notch stuff.
Shannon Fabrics: Best cuddle fabrics on the block. I suggest going on ETSY to find this soft plush, faux furs, llama sherpas, etc.
Dear Stella,Blend Fabrics, Andover Fabrics, Kona Solid Cottons, Robert Kaufmann, Riley Blake Designs and Windham Fabrics -