The Guide to All Things Handmade
I’ll be adding to and updating this page regularly, so please feel free to pass along your recommendations.
Great Handmade Sites:
Artfire: site for sellers to set up shop (similar to Etsy) — all handmade items.
Blueberry Park: UK site with handcrafted jewelry, home decor, children’s items. etc.
Bookhou Design: baby, bags, furniture, home, art.
buyolympia.com: paper goods, books, kid stuff, etc.
Cosa Verde: collection of handmade shops with an eco-friendly focus.
Craftsbury Kids: many handmade items and toys for kids.
DaWanda: a European online marketplace.
Denyse Schmidt Quilts: beautiful and inspiring handmade quilts.
Etsy: the essential place to buy and sell handmade items.
Felt Jar: beautiful needle felted objects for your home.
goodEGG: great new shop for handmade items.
Little Flower Designs: ceramic dinnerware and home accessories.
Little Paper Planes: handmade goods from many artists.
Lotta Jansdotter: fabric, bags, stationery and more.
Meet me at Mikes: handmade and vintage goods.
Petit Collage: wonderful collages on wood for a child’s room.
Poppytalk Handmade: online market for handmade items.
Quiet Hours Toys: artisan-crafted toys
Rare Device: many handmade items, art and housewares.
Reform School : art, craft, design for the home and kids.
Sew, Mama, Sew!: excellent resource for sewers, with tutorials, sew-alongs, and giveaways.
Sublime Stitching: alternative hand embroidery patterns.
The Curiosity Shoppe: crafts, handmade goods for the home, books, etc.
Three Potato Four: vintage and modern hoousewares and accessories.
The Small Object: rubber stamps, wedding toppers and wooden objects from artist Sarah Neuburger.
Make Your Own Stuff — Fabric/Sewing Accessories:
Bloomerie: fabric, magazines, books and notions.
Cath Kidston: UK fabric and home goods shop.
Charm Stitch: designer and Japanese fabric.
Cia’s Palette: a wide variety of quilting fabrics.
Cloud 9 Fabrics: designer organic cotton fabric.
Contemporary Cloth: modern cotton fabric.
Cottonholic: Etsy site with a selection of Japanese fabrics.
Crafty Planet: fabric, books, patterns.
Daisy Janie: graphic, organic designs.
Drygoods Design Online: designer, Japanese, and modern fabrics.
Fabric.com: loads of fabrics including quilting, apparel and Liberty.
Fabricity: Etsy shop with designer fabric and notions.
Fabricworm: designer, organic and Japanese fabric.
Fashionable Fabrics: designer and Japanese fabrics, notions and patterns.
Fat Quarter Shop: huge selection of designer fabric and patterns.
Felt on the Fly: wool felt in lots of colors.
From Japan with Love: Japanese fabric and tons of other kawaii goodies.
Karaku Tokyo: Japanese fabrics.
Little Dress Kits: adorable sewing kits to make clothing for toddlers.
Lola Pink Fabrics: fabric, books, patterns and notions.
Matatabi: Etsy shop featuring Japanese fabric and trims.
Near Sea Naturals: organic fabrics.
Pins and Needles: online shop for NY based fabric store and sewing studio.
PM Organics: organic cotton fabrics.
Purl: designer fabrics, Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics, books, yarn, , etc.
Reproduction Fabrics: reproduction fabrics from 1775-1950, sorted by time period.
Sew Modern: the online shop of the LA fabric store.
Superbuzzy: specializing in Japanese fabric.
This and That from Japan: Japanese fabric, craft books and supplies.
Volksfaden: German shop featuring designer fabrics. Nice graphics.
Independent Fabric Designers:
Aunty Cookie: fun screenprinted fabrics.
Home Sweet: handprinted fabrics.
Kristen Doran Designs: hand printed textiles designed and printed in Australia.
Pippijoe: hand screenprinted designs on hemp and hemp/cotton blends.
Summersville: hand printed fabric by Lucie Summers.
Umbrella Prints: whimsical and bright designs.