Sewing 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. However, there are many stores out there that have fabric at £6 a metre or less so we’ve picked out some of the best places to buy cheap fabric online. Grab yourself a bargain and 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.
Calico Laine are a great site/store for bargain fabrics for dressmaking with almost every type of fabric you can think of. Fabrics you can buy for under £6 a metre include calico, craft cottons, satin, some printed jerseys, fleece fabrics, gingham and more…
Pictured is a cotton poplin priced at £5.99 per metre.
View their fabrics here: www.calicolaine.co.uk
Remnant House have a big selection of bargain fabrics many for less than £6 a metre. We love this floral viscose design that is priced at only £3.99 per metre!
You can browse their low cost fabrics here: www.remnanthousefabric.co.uk
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 too plus this lovely burn-out fabric shown.
Examples of fabrics at bargain prices are brushed poplin, crepes, brocades, patchwork fabrics – you name it, they have it!
Take a look here – https://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk
The Fabric Godmother site specialises in dressmaking fabrics and some are priced around £6 a metre, including cotton ramie mix – a linen-like fabric – and some cottons, jersey fabric and broderie anglaise.
You can search for fabrics by price but be aware that the prices shown are for HALF METRE cuts.
To visit the Fabric Godmother site go to: http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk
If you are looking for bargain dressmaking fabrics 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 wool 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.
Fabrics at Fleetwood
Fabrics at Fleetwood have both craft fabrics and dressmaking fabrics at £6 a metre. You can also buy them as fat quarters for £1.50.
They have a good selection of colourful spotty fabrics, stars and stripes.
Visit their site: http://www.fabricsatfleetwood.com/
The Fabric Guild
This fabric warehouse specalises in low cost quilting fabrics from brands like Makower, Nutex, Stof and Lecien. They often have collections that are just out of the shops at a fraction of the price, some from just £2.20 per metre! They have cheap fat quarters as well as low cost fabrics by the metre and the occasional dressmaking fabric. But hurry their stock turns over fast.
Get yours here: https://fabricguild.co.uk
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 cotton poplin 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
Fabric UK have many fabrics at around the £4 a metre mark including fleece, waterproof fabric, upholstory fabrics, outdoors fabrics and cotton fabrics.
There are also automatic discounts if you spend over £100.
View their fabrics here: http://www.fabricuk.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.
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 these snuggly fleece fabrics which are £5.99 a metre.