My 5 go-to sources for Grandmillennial fabrics at budget friendly prices.
After my pattern play post last week, I received a number of questions about where I shop for fabrics, especially pretty chintz and other traditional patterns. I thought I would share my 5 favorites with you today!
All of these sources are open to the public, and you don’t need to be a designer to order. The last are my two favorite local stores that I frequent when hunting fabrics.
Of course, y’all know that I also regularly hunt for traditional fabrics at thrifts, consignments, and estate sales. So don’t ignore those sources!
This is always one of my recommended sources to my e-design clients! They have thousands of fabrics and offer custom options for drapery, furniture, and bedding at reasonable prices. You can shop online or visit one of their 60 locations nationwide.
Designer brands I frequently look at here include Scalamandre, Vern Yip, and Jaclyn Smith.
This is my go-to shop for designer fabrics at discount and close-out prices, especially when I need to buy larger quantities of yardage. The selection and pricing is AMAZING! I’m talking Waverly, Kravet, P. Kaufmann, Thibaut, and Schumacher!
You can hunt by brand, fabric weight, and or style. They also tell you how much yardage is available, and show you scale on a photo with a ruler.
Another great source for Grandmillennial home fabrics is the Online Fabric Store. They have tons of options, offer $2 samples, and you don’t need to be a designer to shop.
Some of the brands they carry are Robert Allen, Tommy Bahama, and Beacon Hill. Be sure to search within the Decor Fabrics section as they do carry other fabrics more suitable for clothing.
When I’m hunting vintage fabrics or designer fabrics for less, I always double check Etsy and ebay to see if there is a better price. You really never know what you’ll find, and the similar selection on Etsy (“You may also like”) is usually spot on!
You do have to be cautious and read the descriptions. Be sure you check how much you are buying (per yard or a section), and look closely at the scale photo. Remember with eBay you can set an alert for your search when new items that match are listed.