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!
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.
Pound A Metre
Pound A Metre is a leading Discount Fabric Retailer in the UK! They offer an extensive range of stunning fabrics that are guaranteed to inspire your creativity, all at unbeatable prices. Whether you’re into home crafting, quilting, or dressmaking, www.poundametre.com, is a treasure trove of affordable fabric options.
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.
Fiver Fabrics stock a wide range of dressmaking and craft fabrics most of which costs £5 a metre or less. Prices go as low as £2 per metre! This floral loopback sweatshirting is a bargain at £4.99 per metre!
They also sell low cost haberdashery and trims as well as some bargain bundles. Grab a bargain at www.fiverfabric.com
DISCOUNT! Use code Sewdirect20 for 20% off your first order.
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 printed jersey at £3.99 per metre, brushed poplin, crepes, brocades, patchwork fabrics – you name it, they have it!
Take a look here – https://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk
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 floral viscose fabric is priced at only £4.99 per metre!
View the full range of their bargain fabrics at http://www.abakhan.co.uk or in their stores.
Fabric UK stock a wide range of fabrics and there are several different types available for less than £6 per metre including flannel, furnishing fabrics, polyester, chiffon, hessian, lycra, lining fabrics and more.
The best place to start is their clearance lines section but there are cheap fabrics on other parts of their site too so have a good look around. The lace fabric above is only £5.99 per metre.
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: http://www.minervacrafts.com
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 paisley printed poly/cotton dress fabric in blue has a crinkled surface and is £6 per metre!
View their fabrics here: http://www.croftmill.co.uk
Incredible range of fabrics offered at wholesale prices to everyone! You name it, they probably have it. We like the look of this Buttersoft 8 Whale Cord at £3.99 a metre.
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!
Loads of inexpensive fabrics – hundreds are under £4 per metre! Many different types of fabrics including fashion fabrics and craft fabrics. You can filter on price too to get the best bargains!
See here https://www.fabricgiant.com/
To learn how to sew with different types of fabrics pop over to our techniques page and click the ‘fabric handling’ tag.