The 10 best places you can buy knitting and sewing supplies
As you spend more time at home, you might be itching to do a little crafting or take on a new hobby. Personally, I feel like it’s the best time to start knitting or learning to sew because not only are the hobbies relaxing, but the projects you create are something you can wear or give to a loved one. Plus, watching Netflix for hours seems way more productive if you’re making a scarf or face mask while doing it.
Before you start, you’re going to need fabric, yarn, thread, needles—the works. And while many of us can’t get to a craft store or join a knitting circle right now, there are some great options online that will ship these materials straight to your door. Even better, some of these sites offer crafting tutorials alongside high-quality fabric and yarn that will help you as you take on your new endeavor. Below you’ll find the 10 best places you can order knitting and sewing supplies.
1. Joann (formerly known as Joann’s Fabric)
Joann is the ultimate hub for all your crafting needs. It offers everything from thick wool yarn to embroidery kits as well as non-needle crafts like jewelry making or lettering. The endless options can be a bit overwhelming, but after choosing a pattern or project, you’re likely to find exactly what you need here. Joann also has a YouTube series called “Craft at Home” featuring a ton of unique crafts alongside sewing and knitting projects. The company is offering curbside pickup right now, so you can pre-order and head to your local store if you don’t want to wait for shipping.
2. Darn Good Yarn
If you’re trying to be a little more ethical in your creations, look no further than Darn Good Yarn. This specialty yarn store ethically sources its products from artisans all over the world, particularly in areas where a lot of women face discrimination. Within the online shop, you’ll find colorful and handwoven yarns, as well as kits featuring projects with all the supplies you’ll need to complete them. Although the yarn can be more expensive than what you’d pay at a chain craft store, you’ll know you’re supporting a global purpose with each purchase.
3. Blick Art Supply
While Blick Art Supply mostly sells art supplies (hence the name), it also offers a selection of needlework and knitting supplies, too. Although the selection is more limited compared to Joanns or a knitting store, you can still find best-selling yarn like Lily Sugar N' Cream Yarn and a ton of fabric. There aren’t any highly recommended sewing machines for sale, but all the supplies for hand sewing are available to conquer the project you had in mind.
Formerly known as Craftsy, Bluprint is a great destination for sewing and knitting tutorials as well as supplies. The site has hundreds of tutorials for all sorts of projects ranging from pagosa pants to face masks and more informational ones like “how to repair your knitting.” It’s a great resource for those starting out or who want to sharpen their skills. There’s also a variety of yarn sewing needles and thread to browse through, or you can opt for a project kit with all the necessities included.
Note: Shipping is currently unavailable for kits and supplies. But you can still watch tutorials or add to your cart for when Bluprint’s warehouse reopens.
If you’re already shopping at Amazon, you might as well order some yarn and thread there, too. The retail giant offers a massive selection of thread, yarn, needles, fabric, and more shipped to your door quickly via Prime. While more popular items like sewing machines may be out of stock right now, you can still find plenty of supplies, patterns, and sewing, so you can get to crafting.
Similarly to Blick, Michaels offers a wide array of supplies for both sewing and knitting—as well as any other craft you may be interested in. It’s usually my go-to for getting yarn for various projects (though I spend way too much time in the aisles looking at the options). The site makes it easy to navigate by color, weight, and type of yarn and looking for a new sewing machine or sewing supplies is just as easy. While some items aren’t available to ship, you can still opt for free store pickup.
7. Fat Quarter Shop
If you’re interested in quilting (a huge quilted blanket sounds great about now), then Fat Quarter Shop is for you. One of our editors is obsessed with this store because the fabric offered is gorgeous and high quality, which makes it easy to sew and iron and is ideal for beginners. There’s also a ton of precut fabric options that are batched together by similar colors and designs, so you can quilt with confidence that your project will be cohesive.
8. Purl Soho
Based in New York City, Purl Soho sells all the supplies to make hand knitted blankets, sweaters, and the like. Each pattern they offer looks cozy and minimalistic, and each pattern is displayed right on the site—a.k.a. you can make the pattern with the yarn you already have. You can opt to buy high-quality yarn, needles, or other accessories or purchase a “bundle” that will include all the yarn needed to complete the project.
9. Rifle Paper Co.
While Rifle Paper Co. doesn’t offer yarn or needles, it does have gorgeous fabric that features its popular prints that you know and love from its planners and mugs. Seriously, if you want an upgrade to your homemade pillows or scrunchies, these are the fabrics to get. There aren’t as many fabric options compared to some of the other stores on this list, but they’re so pretty, they’re worth a gander.
10. We Are Knitters
We Are Knitters is making knitting cool again. They specialize in knitting kits and each finished project looks completely Instagramable. I tried a few kits out for myself and was impressed by how clear the directions were and how high quality the wool is. I found that as a beginner they make knitting more attainable. If you don’t want a pre-packaged kit or a pattern, the site also sells balls of their sustainable wool (known as “The Wool”) as well as needles.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.