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Where to buy cheap dressmaking fabric online

Sewing and dressmaking can be an expensive hobby, by the time you add up all the haberdashery supplies, the patterns and then the fabrics it can be a lot of money. Despite rising prices generally, there are stores out there that still have bargain fabrics at £6 a metre or less so we’ve picked out some of the best places to buy cheap fabric online. Keep checking them regularly for the latest deals and grab yourself a bargain to get much more fabric for your money! 

Where to buy fabric for just £1 per metre

Pound Fabrics

Pound Fabrics is the UK’s Number 1 Online Fabric Pound Store. Pound Fabrics stock a wide range of clearance dressmaking fabrics, including chiffon, polyester, viscose, georgette and even scuba! Many are priced at £1 per metre with other priced at £2 – £3. Minimum order of any fabric is 3 metres to keep prices low. 


Cheap organic jersey

Fiver Fabrics

Fiver Fabrics stock a wide range of dressmaking and craft fabrics which all cost £5 a metre or less. Prices go as low as £2 per metre! 

They also sell low cost haberdashery and trims as well as some bargain bundles. Grab a bargain at

DISCOUNT! Use code Sewdirect20 for 20% off your first order. 

Bargain fabrics

Cheap Fabrics

Cheap Fabrics pride themselves in sourcing ‘only the best’ high quality fabrics, at the best prices. They have a wide variety of fabrics for dressmaking, sheers and cottons. 

Examples of fabrics at bargain prices are this stretched satin at £5.99 per metre, brushed poplin, crepes, brocades, patchwork fabrics – you name it, they have it!

Take a look here –

Viscose Fabric

Abakhan Fabrics

If you are looking for bargain fabrics for dressmaking and crafts then pop on over to Abakhan Fabrics.  They have hundreds of dressmaking fabrics poplin, lawn fabrics, gingham, satins, silk taffeta, wool, jersey etc a large amount of which are priced at under £6 per metre – you can select the price range when you search.

This drapey viscose fabric is priced at only £4.60 per metre!

View the full range of their bargain fabrics at or in their stores.

Weaver Dee Fabrics

Weaver Dee 

Online fabric and haberdashery store Weaver Dee have many bargain fabrics under £6 a metre.  

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They have a range of poly cottons, both prints and plains, priced at around £3 per metre! This planets example pictured is just £3.20 a metre. 

View their fabrics here:

Minerva Crafts

Minerva Crafts

Minerva Crafts have a large range of fabrics for less than £6 a metre, many of their dressmaking fabrics are around £4-£5 a metre or less including the viscose jersey pictured.

Some of their fabrics cost just £2.99 a metre.  Choose the sort by price option once you are on their fabric section to view the cheapest first, which is a very useful feature. Visit: 

Croft Mill Fabrics

Croft Mill

Croft Mill have a beautiful selection of cheap craft fabrics, quilting fabrics, soft furnishing fabrics and dressmaking fabrics, both prints and plains.  Some are as cheap as £3 a metre, and there are many for £5 – £7 a metre. This pretty and delicate looking chiffon dress fabric is only £6 per metre!

View their fabrics here:

Cord velour fabric

Fabric Land

Incredible range of fabrics offered at wholesale prices to everyone! You name it, they probably have it. We like the look of this cord velour at £3.99 a metre. 


Bargain jersey fabrics

Dalston Mill

Dalston Mill have a great range of printed jersey fabrics at under £6 per metre, plus other fabrics too. You can filter on price to see the best bargains!


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The Fabric Bargain

The Fabric Bargain have an abundance of dressmaking fabrics starting from as little as £2.50 per metre. Take a look at their homepage to see the best bargains and get started.

To learn how to sew with different types of fabrics pop over to our techniques page and click the ‘fabric handling’ tag.