As soon as I started developing the Jarrah sweater pattern I became obsessed with finding the best sweatshirt fabric. I have piled my stash high with gorgeous sweatshirting and it’s been a real joy to pull out lovely pieces to make samples and sweaters for myself with!
If you’re feeling stumped about where to find your own gorgeous sweater fabrics, I’m here to help! Here is my go to list of places to buy great sweater fabrics. If I’ve missed any awesome ones make sure to leave a comment below and let me know.
I hope you find this list super helpful for sourcing great fabrics for your Jarrah sweater and future projects.
// Australia //
Crafty Mama’s Fabrics
One of our newsletter friends has recommended Crafty Mama’s for their amazing array of Sweater Knit and French Terry supplies. They’ve got an wonderful selection of prints and solid colours including some organic options that are perfect for Jarrah and a really extensive range of ribbing too!
I shop at their Nedlands store, but they do have an online store as well. I have used the fuzzbuster fleece for the Jarrah View B sample as well as the Mini Briar sweater samples. It’s good quality and they always have matching ribbing.
Shop here: https://knitwit.com.au/
I discovered Maaike’s store last year and became instantly obsessed. She stocks a gorgeous range of fabrics and they are always great quality in beautiful prints and colours. Her sweatshirt fabrics are unbeatable if you ask me as she also stocks the amazing See You at Six range including matching ribbing. We bought the green and nude pink sweatshirting for our View A and View C Jarrah sweaters from her store.
Maaike is super awesome and is offering 10% off her entire sweat/french terry range (plus matching ribbing) until 20 November 2018. Just use the code 10%MN at checkout
The Fabric Store
This store has a great reputation for a very good reason, they just sell fantastic fabric. Their online store has a lovely selection of sweatshirt fabrics including some gorgeous Liberty of London sweatshirting (I bought this one and can’t wait to use it). The one negative would be that I could only see one ribbing, so you may need to try and find matching ribbing elsewhere.
// Belgium //
See You at Six
My absolute favourite french terry sweatshirt fabrics are See You at Six designs and I WANT TO BUY THEM ALL. I cannot stop stashing them! If you can’t find their fabrics at a store close to you, try ordering from their online store – they still have all the prints i used in our Jarrah samples!
Shop here: https://seeyouatsix.be/en/
// Canada //
Not a huge range of sweater knits, but Caroline always stocks fantastic quality fabrics.
The wonderful crew at L’oiseau Fabrics have got some beautiful choices in almost every type of fabric you could think of for Jarrah. They have a wonderful range of organic French Terry solids and even organic ribbing; as well as a great range of sweatshirt and French Terry options for you in prints and solid colours.
// Finland //
This store sold the most gorgeous organic knit fabrics and we used the rose pink sweatshirt terry for our View D sample of the Jarrah pattern. It looks like they have indefinitely shut their online store for international orders, but if you’re in Finland apparently you can still purchase from them. This is a store i’ll be keeping an eye on to see if they ever open up international orders again.
// New Zealand //
The Fabric Store
As above this store has a great reputation for a very good reason, they just sell fantastic fabric. Their online store has a lovely selection of sweatshirt fabrics including some gorgeous Liberty of London sweatshirting (I bought this one and can’t wait to use it). The one negative would be that I could only see one ribbing, so you may need to try and find matching ribbing elsewhere.
// UK //
Alice at Backstitch has very kindly sent through some links to her favourite fabrics in store. She’s got an incredible supply of French Terry; Ponte and Sweatshirt Fleece for your sweaters and a great selection of ribbing for the cuff/hem. She’s also got a lovely lot of T-Shirt jersey available if you’re looking to make a lighter weight Jarrah!
Shop here: http://www.backstitch.co.uk
Our friends at Dragonfly Fabrics have an amazing cable knit Ponte-roma in stock that would make such a beautiful Jarrah! I want one in each colour! Also be sure to check out their boiled wool collection for something a little different.
You can also get a 10% discount with code ‘Jarrahsewing’ until the 31st December 2018!
The wonderful team at Fabricate have offered all our Jarrah customers a 10% off with code JARRAH10 until the end of 2018! Take a look at their collection they pulled together for the Jarrah pattern just for you!
Guthrie & Ghani
Their large range of sweatshirt and French Terry fabrics are already incredibly popular with their customers and they’ve also got a lot of loopback fabrics that could work perfectly with View C (Tie hem) of the Jarrah!
Really well priced, fabulous knits from Sew Essential should give you lots of inspiration for your Jarrah make.
// USA //
Bolt Fabric Boutique
Cate from Bolt Fabric Boutique stocks a variety of ribbing colors and organic sweatshirt fleece as well as some beautiful French Terry and double face wool that would be ideal with Jarrah. They’ve got more stock in store so if you don’t see what you’re after online and are local to Portland, OR give them a ring!
Shop here: https://shop.boltfabricboutique.com
Bolt & Spool
Nan from Bolt & Spool in Cleveland, Ohio has sent us through some super handy links to their various ranges of sweatshirt and French Terry fabrics! They’ve got some gorgeous Organic Terry and Organic Cotton Fleece grown in Texas; a range of rib knits in various colours and (my favourite), their Sailor Striped Organic Cotton baby rib.
Shop here: https://boltandspool.com
Five Eighth Seams
If you’re in the Charleston, NC area and haven’t visited Five Eighth Seams yet, this is the perfect excuse! They have around 100 bolts of knits in the store to choose from and they’re all 20% off at the moment! They’re also having a sewing with knits class in December and Jarrah is on the list as a pattern to choose from!
Get in touch: Five Eighth Seams // 1942 Sam Rittenberg Blvd // Charleston, SC // 843-225-3958
Dana from Harts has just received a brand new fabric shipment including some adorable knits perfect for Jarrah. Beautiful soft and dusty pinks and some beautiful plain fall Burgundy/forest greens. They’ve been kind enough to 10% off your purchases of knit fabric with the code JARRAH10 until the 30th November.
I got a little overwhelmed looking at all the beautiful colour french terry / sweatshirt fleece / ribbing that is available in this store. There are even some organic options which makes me super happy!
Rachel from Oak Fabrics in Chicago has an incredible range of unique knits in colours perfect for this time of the year. Take a look through their knit section!
Sew to Speak
The gorgeous Anita from Sew to Speak has offered all customers 20% off your knit order over $40 – using code WELOVEMEGANNIELSEN at checkout!
Stitch Sew Shop
For customers in the Alexandria, VA area, Stitch Sew Shop is definitely the place to visit for your French Terry and ribbing needs. The lovely Kalle will be there to help you!
Get in touch: Stitch Sew Shop // 102 N Fayette Street // Alexandria, VA // 571-777-8783 http://www.stitchsewshop.com/
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
Lauren from Stonemountain was kind enough to send through a multitude of links to all of their cosy fleece fabrics, perfect for Jarrah…and I’m completely unable to pick a favourite! They have almost every kind of print you’d want (including mini cacti) in their sweatshirt fleece collection and even an Eco-Hemp Fleece which they are all obsessed with!
Style Maker Fabrics
All the sweater knit, fleece and french terry you’ll ever need you can find at Style Maker Fabrics. I got a little dizzy (happy dizzy) with all of the colours they have. If you’re after the perfect shade for your Jarrah, this is a perfect place to visit.
The lovely Leigh from Topstitch has very generously offered all of you buying your Jarrah supplies from her a 15% discount with the code “jarrah”! If you’re looking for inspiration, Leigh has just made her own Jarrah out of suuuuper cute Speckle Cotton Jersey. My personal favourite from her collection has got to be the beautiful Twinkle Night French Terry …dreamy.
Shop here: https://topstitchatl.com
If you know of any other amazing suppliers of sweater fabrics be sure to let us know in the comments below!!
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