How to Buy Fabrics Online

Choosing wisely when buying fabrics online is not necessarily an easy feat. You need to know what kind of fabric you are looking for, you need to be able to work out what is a reputable online merchant, and you need to be sure of all the fine details that may be involved in purchasing fabrics online.


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    Look for a credible online fabric store. Credible means that the store has no hang-ups in letting you touch samples sent by mail before you pay, and they have a good returns policy.
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    Choose fabrics wisely. Don't buy very expensive yardages without seeing samples or buying physically. If you think that a certain piece of fabric is just what you want, request a sample first or purchase only a small amount before purchasing a larger amount.
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    Look for credible payment methods such as Paypal, etc. If they only accept cash or checks or money orders, look elsewhere.
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    Look for an online store which (preferably) does not store your personal & payment information. There should be guarantees of this stated clearly on the site.
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    Look for an online retailer that charges no hidden costs apart from shipping. The shipping should be clearly stated. If there are packaging costs, these should also be stated to allow you to take into account whether or not you wish to pay this.
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    Look for an online store which displays its customer care numbers and emails prominently. Ensure that you can actually reach the store by telephoning before ordering. In fact, for some, this is the preferable manner by which to give credit card details.


  • Look for doorstep delivery.
  • Look for a store offering a difference-in the products or the prices.
  • Look for that personalized touch.
  • Look for easy & secured payment methods.
  • Look for a store offering free samples.


  • Never buy from stores not offering samples, as they might be selling something else and advertising another.
  • Never buy from a store having unclear lines of communication.
  • Avoid polyester. Polyester is a synthetic fiber, produced by the polymerization of the product formed when an alcohol and organic acid react. It's an unpleasant product and produces sweating and unflattering outlines.

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