Service is fantastic, and shipping is very quick.
They also have a newsletter with sales. A "Phoenix yard" is 37" instead
of 36", so with each yard you buy, you actually get an extra inch. This
adds up quickly if you buy in quantity! I generally buy only the sale/special
items here, but have gotten some terrific deals. A number of the fashion
fabrics are appropriate for slings, but some of the home
dec fabrics are also lightweight enough for a sling, and are great for mei
tais. They also have great prices on dupioni
One-stop shop for linen and linen blends. Use lightweight or medium-weight linen
for a single-layer sling; sheer for double layers. I'd recommend swatches if
you are looking for an exact color match; otherwise, the on-screen swatches are
- Denver Fabrics:
Decent prices, and great selection, including stuff that's harder to find elsewhere.
Very quick shipping.
- Fashion Fabrics
Club: Great selection and prices. I mean, really fanastic selection. They
have some of pretty much everything. Shipping isn't great, as they don't send
any notification, and their warehouse seems rather slow; it usually takes at
least 2 weeks to get an order from them.
- Wazoodle.com: Their
selection varies from visit to visit, but the prices are fantastic, especially
if you live in the US (Wazoodle is based in Canada). I bought a membership there
and it quickly paid for itself, but even if you don't buy the membership, the
prices are great. Service was also very quick, and the fabric was very high-quality.
Fabric Club: They were down for a while, but now they're back! Good prices,
relatively quick shipping, wide variety of fabrics. I think they're probably
a mill-end store, which means the selection changes regularly. However, I've
had mixed experiences shopping there, so proceed with caution.
- JoAnn Fabrics: They have
some selection online, but their descriptions are very vague and unhelpful. If
you have a fabric store nearby, I would recommend going there in person and doing
some browsing. JoAnn Fabrics now carries a limited selection of brocades and
other luxury fabrics, but some are not suitable for baby slings. (I recently
attempted to sew one of a silky brocade *print*, which they called a silk jacquard
print, but the stitching was not at all secure due to the nature of the fabric.)
- Colores del Pueblo :
A reliable source for Guatemalan fabric in many colors and patterns. These are
not the same weight as the amazing, hand-woven fabric MayaWrap uses, but
they're still quite pretty.
- A customer recommends Thai Silks -- their prices are on the higher side,
but they have a fantastic (and I mean, thousands and thousands of silk solids
and prints!) selection.
- eBay: If you search for the fabric you're looking for, you may find some
great deals... or it may end up being more expensive than one of the places above.
One never knows :) But eBay does occasionally have fabrics one can't find anywhere
else, so it's probably worth a look.
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