Secret Sources: Trade Fabric Remnants

If you have ever fallen in love with a fabric featured in Elle Decor or the like, looked it up, and gasped at the $$$ price tag per yard, this post is for you.  Oftentimes, a remnant of two or so yards of your favorite, most coveted fabric is plenty for you to make pillows or chair covers, and be happy.  There are a couple of sites I use to find these great deals, and I am happy to share them with you today.

If you love to read blogs for the imagery, you should be reading Pink Wallpaper.  Shannon Darby is incredible at finding images that center around a theme, or color, or pattern, and putting them together to create a pretty, almost story-like post.  She also posts her fabric steal of the day at The Designers Attic, my go-to, check-first-thing-in-the-morning-and-hit refresh-if-there-is-nothing-posted-yet-a-hundred-times site.  Over the years, I have bought a bajillion yards of fabric from her.  She is so kind and helpful, and her fabrics always arrive perfectly and timely.  Love her!  She is one of those people I just know through the blogging world, but feel like we are friends.  Sometimes she has two yards of a fabric, and sometimes she has several, enough for a real upholstery project.  The Designers Attic has favorites like Schumacher’s Imperial Trellis from time to time, but you had better be on it!  It sells out QUICK.

Screen shot of The Designers Attic

Screen shot of The Designers Attic

My second favorite site for great trade fabrics is The Decorators Backroom via Etsy.  She usually only has two yards, and everything is $80, so $40 a yard.  Something I love about this Etsy store is you can request fabrics.  So if you’re looking for a particular pattern, she can try to find it for you.  Even though I can get trade prices, many times, these prices are better than what I can get!  The Decorators Backroom also ships promptly, and and I have always been pleased with my purchase.

Screen Shot of The Decorators Backroom via Etsy

Screen Shot of The Decorators Backroom via Etsy

Who doesn’t enjoy a seriously beautiful fabric at a great price?  You’re welcome.

Do you have any favorite fabric resources?

In case you missed these, here are some of my other Secret Sources:

Outdoor Velvet Fabrics – No, they’re not $200 a yard

Premier Prints – Knock Off Designer Fabrics

Great Hardware, Great Prices – Hobby Lobby

For Local DFW Shoppers – YWCA Redesign

Written by Grace


10 Responses to “Secret Sources: Trade Fabric Remnants”

  1. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door March 20, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    Thanks for sharing this!! I knew about Shannon but hadn’t heard about the Etsy site yet. Love myself a good fabric deal! 🙂

    • Grace March 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      Elizabeth, oh great! Yes, I love both sites, and I love me some good fabric deals, too! xoxo, G

  2. CJ Harris March 20, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Wow! You have no idea what a timely blog this has been for me. Thank you for sharing your resources Grace. Very kind of you…

    • Grace March 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      CJ, I’m so happy this was helpful for you! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! G

  3. Anne Glazzard March 20, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Grace,
    My name is Anne Glazzard (Decorators Backroom) and I want to thank you for mentioning my Etsy shop on your beautiful blog! What an honor! I’ve been pouring over your great posts for the past hour. I will definetly be adding you to my daily reads! Thanks again. Anne

    • Grace March 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

      Hi Anne! Love your shop (obviously). 😉 I’ve always been very happy with my purchases! Thanks for the great work! So glad you found me, hope you enjoy reading! G

  4. Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails} March 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    What a great tip. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Grace March 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

      Hi Sarah, thank you so much! Thanks so much for reading and commenting, so happy it was helpful for you! G

  5. Julie March 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Grace 😉

    • Grace March 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

      Thanks so much, Julie! Happy to! Thank you for taking the time to comment! G