Is it a good idea to buy fabric online? It’s a bit hit and miss to be honest. Unless you know very specifically what you’re buying i.e. it’s something you’ve bought before/ you know the brand and bought something similar, I don’t recommend it.
Or at least I’ve not had a whole lot of luck with it!
I don’t think there’s ever enough information in the written description to give you a full sense of what you’re buying. What I think I’m getting is never quite what turns up on my doorstep…
In my opinion, nothing beats being able to touch the materials myself! That and I don’t like missing out on the joy I feel when I walk into a store piled high with rolls of fabric…
There are always occasions though where you just can’t find what you’re looking for. For me that always happens when I’m looking for specific types of jersey. When that happens, I get sucked into the whole online shopping thing and 9 times out of 10, I end up disappointed. I quite liked what I got from Girl Charlee – that site lists specific fabric content and stretch percentage – but even that held some disappointing pieces.
Sometimes it works out! Like when I bought polar fleece from Tissu Fabrics to make me and my sisters animal themed onesies…
I’ve definitely become very cautious about online fabric shopping and only use it as a last resort.
What are your experiences of it? Maybe you’ve been luckier that I have been!
If there are any online shops you recommend please let me know!
Here are some outfits from fabric I’ve bought online –