The Best Fabric Stores in Toronto
The best fabric stores in Toronto inspire, nurture, and provide for creativity. They offer bolts upon bolts of textiles, an array of different types of hardware, and enough trimmings to jazz up your wardrobe for the rest of your life. Queen St. West is littered with said retailers and wholesalers, but places all over the city can, too, fulfill every crafty DIY need.
So, whether you're a designer, a quilter, an interior decorator, or just an average Joe looking to replace a button on your favourite shirt, here is the list of the best fabric stores in Toronto.
Located in the heart of Parkdale, Designer Fabrics caters to every budget with fabrics priced at $8 to $800 per yard. Its intimidatingly large interior carries everything from printed tussah silks to solid cottons in diverse colours, all conveniently displayed in swatches for those less willing to explore its aisles. The staff is also known to be consistently friendly and knowledgeable. More »
The Workroom is a cozy shop in Parkdale with big, bright windows. The walls are lined with colourful fabrics, a large selection of Japanese pattern books, and unique sewing notions. Rows of sewing machines take up most of the floor space, there for customers to sew by the hour or use during one of the many classes that are offered. More »
King Textiles has thrived in the Fashion District for over 20 years. Its size boasts 22,000 square feet, filled with thousands of all kinds of fabrics and fabric-related accessories. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, the store’s experienced staff is able to recommend or out-source textiles from connected retailers. More »
With locations all over the country, Fabricland is and has been Canada’s largest fashion fabric distributor for decades. They’ve come a long way from their first store at Queen and Roncesvalles, expanding to all types of textiles at competitive prices, a home decoration section, sewing classes and seminars, and a selection of basic hardware pieces. Plus, if you’ve got a membership card, everything is 25 to 50 percent off every day. More »
MacFab on Queen St. East specializes in textiles for interior design, including upholstery, draperies, and bedding. It does tend to be on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for and the fabrics are exquisite. MacFab also offer a wide range of custom-made services if you ever want have an expert match your drapes to your carpet. More »
Dubbed by most as the classiest fabric store on Queen St. West, EuroFab has an extensive selection of high quality, imported fabrics for interior decorating, as well as design consultants to speak with should you need a second opinion on how to decorate your windows. I particularly appreciate EuroFab’s pleasing aesthetics. The fabrics are well organized and the windows are always intriguing. More »
Romni Wools overwhelms with its rows and rows of baskets filled with all colours and textures of yarn. The aisles can get a little narrow, but if you don’t mind being surrounded by every kind of wool imaginable and aren’t claustrophobic, it can be a knitter’s dream. More »
Affordable Textiles certainly chose their store name well. The space is flooded with fabrics at tremendously low prices from floor to ceiling. Literally. Besides the cavernous atmosphere and the fact that its sheer number of fabric bolts can suffocate somebody, the product is diverse and won’t hurt your pocket. More »
Located at Keele and St. Clair, Fabric Fabric can be easily overlooked next to the depot giants that surround it. However, once it’s discovered, you’ll find any low to medium cost fabric ever invented. The only issue is that it’s big (perhaps too big) and it can be difficult to shop without a specific textile in mind. It’s definitely fun to spend hours browsing, nonetheless. More »