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Where to buy GREAT sweater fabric!

Where to buy great sweater and sweatshirt fabric! Perfect for the Jarrah sweatshirt sewing pattern // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

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!

Shop here: https://www.craftymamasfabrics.com.au/collections/sweater-knit

KnitWit

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/

Maai Design

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

Shop here: https://www.maaidesign.com.au/collections/french-terry

Selvage

Oh you absolutely must take a look at Selvage’s knit options…I can’t decide which one I like best!!! Perhaps the bears or maybe the fishes…or the deer? Ah can’t choose!

Shop here: https://www.selvage.com.au/collections/fabrics/Knit

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.

Shop here: https://thefabricstoreonline.com/search?q=sweatshirting

// 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 //

Blackbird Fabrics

Not a huge range of sweater knits, but Caroline always stocks fantastic quality fabrics.

Shop here: https://www.blackbirdfabrics.com/sweater-knits/

L’oiseau 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.

Shop here: https://www.loiseaufabrics.com/01sweatshirtfrenchterry/

Sitka Fabrics

We couldn’t look past Sitka fabrics sweater knits for some unique printed sweater knits. They’ve also got a great range of cuff ribbing that you might like to check out!

Shop here: https://sitka-fabrics.myshopify.com/collections/sweat

// Finland //

Nosh Organics

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.

Shop here: https://thefabricstoreonline.com/search?q=sweatshirting

// UK //

Backstitch

Alice at Backstitch has very kindly sent through some links to her favourite fabrics in store. She’s got an incredible supply of French TerryPonte 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

Dragonfly Fabrics

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!

Fabricate

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!

Shop here: https://fabricateshop.co.uk/collections/megan-nielsen-jarrah-sweater-supplies

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!

Shop here: https://guthrie-ghani.co.uk/shop/fabrics/page-3?colour=&pattern=&type=11093

Sew Essential

Really well priced, fabulous knits from Sew Essential should give you lots of inspiration for your Jarrah make.

Shop here: https://www.sewessential.co.uk/striped-print-ponte-roma-fabric-black-and-grey

// 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

Harts Fabric

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.

Shop here: https://www.hartsfabric.com/fashion-apparel-fabrics/knits-jersey

Imagine Gnats

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!

Shop here: http://imaginegnats.com/product-category/fabric/substrate/knit-fabrics/

Indie Sew

Just in time for winter, Indie Sew has just loaded some beautiful cosy knits in all of our favourite Jarrah knits. Our favourite has to be the divine Ponte de Roma in the gorgeous blush and oatmeal colours. Also check out their French Terry and Wool Double Knit.

Shop here: https://indiesew.com/fabrics/substrate/Ponte%20de%20Roma#shop

Oak Fabrics

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!  

Shop now: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sewtospeakshoppe

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!

Shop here: http://www.stonemountainfabric.com/shop/Fashion-Fabrics–Quilting-Cottons/Knits/Sweater-Knits–French-Terry

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.

Shop here: https://stylemakerfabrics.com/collections/sweater-knits

Topstitch

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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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Angela
Angela
3 years ago

Hi! What is the fabric pictured in the photo at the top ?
Thanks!

Melissa Bailey
Melissa Bailey
3 years ago

Sitka Fabrics in British Columbia (Canada) has a lovely selection of unique and high quality sweatshirt fabrics and ribbing for the cuffs and bottom band. Also Watertower Textiles in Ontario (Canada) has a lovely selection of sweatshirt fabrics.

Freya
Freya
3 years ago

Thank you for this! I’m always looking for great fabric shops and I love sweatshirts of all kinds—I can’t wait to peruse these while I have some tea or coffee later :-).

Katherine
3 years ago

Crafty mamas is another Australian online store that stocks good quality sweater fabrics and a great selection of ribbing

Tammy
Tammy
3 years ago

Some of my favourite independent Canadian fabric stores with quality fabric include:
Calgary: Loiseau Fabrics
Edmonton: Marshall Fabrics
Saskatoon: Unique Textiles Studio
Ottawa: Fabrications
Toronto: The Workroom and Downtown Fabrics

Bev Gunn
Bev Gunn
3 years ago

Sincerely Riley is a great source for sweater fabrics and they have incredible customer service!

Jamie
Jamie
3 years ago

I’ve gotten a lot of great sweatshirt & sweater fabrics from the Style Maker website recently (in the US). Recently they had sweater knits with matching ribbing – you almost never see that!

Lia
Lia
3 years ago

Oh, thank you for this list! I almost never sew with knits because they’re just so hard to find locally and online is often a gamble! Definitely pinning this for later. : )

Gabrielle
2 years ago

Milottoandco.com.au sell See You At six and Atelier Brunette French Terry. Both fantastic quality and great designs for both kids and adults. :)

Sandra
Sandra
2 years ago

Just wanted to add a polish shop, olabela.pl and their deers on sweatshirt fabric. Great for this pattern too :)

Laurel
Laurel
2 years ago

Thanks for this list. FYI…Five Eighths Seams is not in NC. It’s in SC. And you’re right, great store