Fabricland - A Brief History

Fabricland Distributors started in August of 1968, when it opened its first store at Queen and Roncesvalles, in Toronto. It was a small store and carried the most popular fabrics of the day, mainly crimplene knits, at discount prices and a selection that could not be matched anywhere in Toronto.

From this one small store dealing mainly in crimpolene, Fabricland expanded into the warehouse concept and image, carrying a much larger selection of fabrics and expanding into sewing notions and accessories to make it easier for customers to purchase all their sewing needs in one store.

In the past 45 years Fabricland has grown from one small store in Toronto's west end into Canada's Largest Fashion Fabric Distributor, with over 120 stores from coast to coast across Canada. Today Fabricland carries all the basics, including broadcloth, flannelette, suitings, utility and cleaning cloths, arctic fleece, cottons and blends, as well as bridal and party wear and coordinated fashion collections that make putting together a wardrobe easy. The savvy shopper wanting the unique and different, will find, in selected locations, groups of on trend and specialty fashion fabrics. For project completion, Fabricland carries a vast array of trims, sewing notions, patterns and accessories, and for the home, a huge selection of drapery and upholstery fabrics.

In 1993 Fabricland introduced an exclusive drapery department in many stores, known as the Home Dec Centre. The Home Dec Centre is virtually a store within a store, featuring an enhanced selection of drapery, upholstery, trims, notions, hardware and accessories presented in an inspiring environment with numerous displays, and overseen by trained professionals in the Home Dec field.

Years ago, in response to the growing interest in the area of crafts and quilting, Fabricland more than doubled their selection in this area, bringing in an excellent selection of coordinated craft and quilting fabrics, specialty notions and accessories.

Embracing the general trend towards easy and affordable no-sew decorating options, and recognising the fact that today's population has less and less time for dedicated sewing projects, Fabricland introduced their ever-growing collection of No-Sew, Ready-to-Go Home Decor, with over 350 designs, colours and styles of ready-to-hang drapery panels, a huge selection of drapery hardware, bedding and bedding accessories, shower curtain essentials, as well as a large seasonal selection of decorative home accessories... all of excellent quality and value.

Many Fabricland locations offer sewing classes; decor and other special interest workshops are offered periodically at select locations. Please visit our Classes link for full details on where classes are offered.

Our Spectacular Sewing Club has continued to grow and evolve with better benefits and bigger savings every day. Today, Sewing Club Members save 20-50% off our regular prices every day, on almost everything, at participating Ontario stores.

Fabricland continues to recognize and adapt to the needs and interests of its customers as it grows into the 21st century. Come sew with us!