Depending on your personality type, to find sewing supplies online for your next craft project can be a joy or total hassle. Today I’ve hand picked six places you’ll find great sewing supplies that I really admire for both product and service.
From brilliant knowledge to divine fabric and thread, these are independent craft businesses online that you probably won’t have heard of, but that you won’t want to be without.
Home to the famous Lucky Dip fabric packs, founder of Cloth and Candy, Fuz is a self-confessed fabric hoarder and junkie. With a superb eye for unusual prints, often with a pop of neon, you’ll discover an unusual riot of pattern and colour in this lovely range featuring unicorn, fruit gum and animal motifs.
Such a great all-rounder for all kinds of sewing supplies, Cloudcraft has become my new number one shopping destination. With an extensive range of quality embroidery threads in every colour, delicious neon ribbon and an entire section dedicated to toy making supplies, the offer is really diverse and even includes 100% wool felt in 60 colours!
With a standalone website that is very easy to navigate, as well as a storefront on Etsy, Cloudcraft really is the perfect one stop shop for beautiful, modern sewing supplies and prices are very competitive too. A keeper!
Washi tapes might not be the first thing you associate with finding sewing supplies online, but I get right through the stuff since I’m constantly taping embroidery designs to my window to trace off and sticking up pictures that inspire me in my workspace. Unwrap Colour is THE place you need to head to with an incredible selection of over 450 items to choose from. Owner Rose also stocks lots of colours of bakers twine, made right here in the UK and look out for the ‘Handmade With Love’ labels and tags she’s just added to the shop. That I found myself distracted enough to put an order through at Unwrap Colour in the midst of writing this very post is testament to it’s lure, plus super fast shipping makes this shop unmissable.
I’m pretty sure it was the beautiful colour palette of Buchertiger Supplies that first caught my eye and although Hilke’s shop has it’s roots in bookbinding, there are some beautiful threads here that would be really interesting for hand sewing. You’ll find French linen embroidery threads which would be great if you wanted to create interesting textures and colours in your work.
Sew Crafty is a treasure trove of sewing, embroidery and craft items with a hugely diverse selection, from basic tailor’s chalk to gorgeous rose gold embroidery scissors to pom pom makers, trimmings and fabrics. This is the best for getting all your basic sewing supplies under one roof as well as some really beautiful and unusual extras that will make your work even more enjoyable.
For outstanding customer service and being a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge about all things fabric and CE-related, I have to include Emma of Emma’s Fabrics. Here you’ll find a huge colour range of Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solids, the Rolls Royce of pure cotton fabric and some useful information on CE testing for kids makes on Emma’s blog.
How about you? Where do you find your favourite supply and what do you make with it?