We have scoured the web to bring you our short list of the best places to buy fabrics online. Below in words and pictures.


The most artistic: Rifle Paper - Their debut fabric collection has been a sell-out and it is easy to see why with the beautiful, artistic illustrations of city maps, flora and fauna, birds (we love the flamingos) and many more original designs.


The most Nordic: The Swedish Fabric Company - The bold colours and patterns of the fabrics have been inspired by all things Scandinavian. Linen, cotton, oilcloth and upholstery fabrics make this a one-stop-shop for material.


The most floral: Liberty - The iconic Liberty patterns are beautifully delicate and will light up any house. Their collection of fabrics entitled ‘The Garden of Dreams’ will take you on an adventure through elegant, floral designs.


The most stripy: Ian Mankin - Inspired by ticking, the original mattress material, the classic yet contemporary striped designs at Ian Mankin come in a vast range of colours that will work brilliantly in every room.


The most English: Joel and Son Fabrics - If it is good enough for the Queen, then it is good enough for us! There are over 5000 options of fabric to choose from and true to fashionable form, the lamé range is a particular favourite of ours.


The most traditional: Cloth and Clover - With an exquisite collection of traditional prints, the fabrics at Cloth and Clover are timeless and classic and will pair perfectly with both modern and traditional interiors.


The most original: Barneby Gates  - The originality of the fabrics at Barneby Gates stems from their classic, hand-drawn patterns that exhibit a modern twist. We’re obsessed with the pineapple and palm tree designs.


The most international: Minted - Minted acts as a marketplace for independent artists and illustrators to sell their fabrics online. Within seconds you could be the proud new owner of fabric from San Francisco or Cape Town! 


The little extra: Bemz -  Bored to tears with your Ikea chair or sofa? Courtesy of brilliant online concept store Bemz, you can choose your new fabric, select your Ikea model and hey presto, a brand new cover will be on its way to you. If you need help choosing, the inspiration section of the site will provide a wealth of ideas.

The most pop : Marimekko - Originally known for clothes and lifestyle goods, the Finnish design house also sells its instantly recognisable, bold floral prints online. 

The most floral : House of Hackney - If you do not have fresh flowers and plants at home everyday, why not treat yourself to some floral fabric from House of Hackney instead? The London brand has a collection of fabrics in striking tropical, forest and romantic patterns and in a range of materials such as thick velvet, jacquard, linen and satin cotton.