Where to Buy Outdoor Fabric

A List of Stores and Online Retailers That Sell Outdoor Fabric

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Bolts of upholstery fabric in an aisle. 1joe/Getty Images

Where's the best place to buy outdoor fabric? Anyone who is into outdoor fabric or upholstery projects is going to give you a different answer. We've hunted and researched far and wide to come up with a good list of bricks-and-mortar and online retailers who might carry your favorite brand or have the outdoor fabric of your dreams. Then again, you might discover something you never knew you wanted until you saw it!

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    Buy Fabrics

    BuyFabrics.com is a discount home decorating fabric online retailer that organizes what you are looking for according to color, designer, upholstery, drapery, new and discount fabrics.
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    Calico, or Calico Corners, has actual stores along with a website. Outdoor fabric and products include Nate Berkus, Charlotte Moss, Thomas Paul, DwellStudio, IMAN Home, Thom Filicia, Crypton, Ralph Lauren and Sunbrella.
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    Denver Fabrics

    Denver Fabrics ships swatches for $2.50 each, which could save you lots of time and hassle. The site has many online pages featuring sew-worthy products like outdoor fabric, along with discount fabric.
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    F. Schumacher sells luxurious outdoor fabrics. Among their offerings: Amalfi, and the ultra chic and vintage-inspired designs by California's Trina Turk, appropriately called Trina Turk Indoor Outdoor.

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    Established in 2001, Fabric Carolina, Inc. offers the designer outdoor fabrics that come directly from fabric and furniture manufacturers in North Carolina, as well as "To the Trade Only" designer fabric suppliers.
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    FabricGuru.com is an online retailer that features more than 15,000 items for sale, and adds to its inventory daily. Upholstery fabric and designer remnants are also available.
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    This online retailer's motto is, The Place To Go When You Sew, although you don't have to possess advanced sewing skills—or any, for that matter—to make a simple outdoor chair pad or pillow slipcover. The site features a blog with project ideas, along with information on care and content of outdoor upholstery fabrics.

    Oh—and Fabric.com has a wonderful selection of outdoor fabric, organized for your search by clever titles such as "Retro Fabric & Cool Fabric", "Table Top...MORE Fabric", and "Indoor/Outdoor Abstract & Geometric Fabric."

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    HouseFabric.com features "galleries" and "collections" of outdoor fabric by favorite and familiar names like P/Kaufmann, Susan Sargent, Robert Allen, Tommy Bahama, Outdura, Waverly and Better Homes & Gardens.
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    JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores are real, drive-up, park and walk-in-the-door stores in which you can spend hours—just look at all the fabric junkies and Project Runway hopefuls wandering the aisles.

    The stores are well-packed with a variety of crafts and fabric, including a good assortment of outdoor fabrics from manufacturers like Tommy Bahama, Better Homes & Gardens, Waverly and Sunbrella. The online store may have different merchandise or prices, but also has plenty in store.

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    In addition to fabric, Kravet makes furniture, carpets and trimmings.
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    Among other items, like foam and pillows and landscape and garden products, OnlineFabricStore.com carries Sunbrella outdoor fabric, supplies and decorative trim. The site also has a section for sale, clearance and closeout fabrics.
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    OutdoorFabricCentral.com carries lots of Sunbrella products, like awnings and marine fabric, mesh, sheer and sling fabric, clear vinyl and outdoor Sunbrella rugs.

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    OutdoorFabrics.com carries Sunbrella, Bella-Dura, along with outdoor sheers for making gazebo drapes or curtains. They also sell Firesist™ fire-resistant fabric and replacement cushions for Smith & Hawken outdoor furniture collections.
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    OutdoorTextiles.com carries Nautolex, Holiday, E-Z Lace, Cotton DuckOutdura, Phifertex, Recwater, Robert Allen, Sattler, Softside, sunbrella, Tarpshade, Tempotest, Testilene, Top Gun, VCP and many other outdoor fabrics and textiles.