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Warm Winter Fabrics

Best fabrics for winter dressmaking

As soon as there’s a chill in the air we start thinking about all the snuggly warm winter garments we can sew.  Soft fleeces, warm coats, snuggly jumpers and more. Below are some of our favourite places for buying winter fabrics for your winter dressmaking projects. 

Boiled wool fabric from Dragonfly Fabrics

Dragonfly Fabrics

Dragonfly Fabrics have a great range of warm winter fabrics from their colourful boiled wool fabrics, to organic sweatshirt fabrics and the gorgeous cable knits shown at the top of this feature. 

Browse their range at:

Dots N Stripes

Dots N Stripes specialise in knit fabrics with a big range of jersey fabrics including those suitable for sweatshirts, t-shirts and jumpers like the jacquard knit jerseys shown above. They also have lots of great child friendly prints too. 

Shop their range at:

Little Legs Fabrics

If soft and cuddly is what you are looking for Little Legs Fabrics have just the materials for you. They stock Sherpa fleece, toweling fabric, velour, French Terry and cuddle fleece among other snuggly fabrics. 

Find their online store here:

Pound Fabrics

Pound Fabrics have a great selection of bargain priced winter fabrics including fleece, chunky cable knit fabrics, wool fabrics, sweatshirting and more. 

The speckled wool fabric shown is just £3.50 per metre! But hurry, they don’t stick around for long at those prices!

Sew Me Sunshine

Sew Me Sunshine have some gorgeous cable knit jersey fabrics (shown above) which are ideal for making jumpers. They also sell coating fabrics, jumbo corduroy and wool fabrics. 

Shop their range at 

Fabric Godmother

You can’t get much warmer than this denim and shearling quilted fabric shown above, it would make a lovely winter jacket. Fabric Godmother have a few different quilted fabrics along with waterproof coat fabrics, strokeable velvet and fleece backed soft shell fabric. Perfect for making new additions to your winter wardrobe.

Choose your favourites on their website:

Textured sweatshirt fabric

Sew Me Something

Sew Me something have a great selection of winter fabrics from jacquard jersey fabric for jumpers to warm wool fabrics for coats. We especially like the brushed sweatshirt melange fabric pictured above with subtle metallic hints. How beautiful would a sweatshirt made from this material be? 

Shop their winter fabrics at

Simple Life Fabrics

If you are looking for fun and colourful fabrics for making jumpers, winter dresses and coats then Simple Life Fabrics have what you need. We adore the Forest Friends French Terry fabric pictured above. What’s more many of their fabrics are organic too. 

Browse their selection at

Make at 140

Not only do they have over 50 great sweatshirt fabrics including the speckled ones pictured above but Make at 140 have lots of ribbing too for the collars and cuffs of your sweatshirts. They also sell quilted fabrics for extra warmth, and corduroy and twill fabrics for winter trousers, dresses and skirts. 

Shop online at

Don’t forget we have a free project for a stretch velvet skirt which would look great with tights.