Secondhand Fabric Locator

Fortunately, Sewing and Craft supply thrift stores are a thing – and they’re becoming more common!  To help you locate one, we’ve compiled a guide.  If there isn’t one near you, you can also shop some of them online!  

For those of you wanting to know how to start a business like this – we’re not really sure.  Ours started spontaneously as people came to our regular fabric store asking if we knew where they could drop off old fabric.  We just started saying “HERE!” and it became it’s own thing.

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A Thrifty Notion

Located in Manhattan, Kansas.  This sewing thrift store is the sister store to Fenceline Fabrics.  They take in-person, or by mail donations.  They will also pick up large donations in the Northeast Kansas area.



Located in Queens, New York. Fabscrap takes clothing industry leftovers and either recycles them or makes them available for reuse.


Located in Atlanta, Georgia, An online sustainable fabric store that aims to teach designers how to become more sustainable through design techniques and fabric shopping. Every piece of fabric is donated by other designers and with each purchase those same designers receive some of the proceeds.

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East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse: 4695 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609 

ReCreate: 8417 Washington Blvd #135 Rosefille, CA 95678  916-749-3717

SCRAP: 801 Toland St. San Francisco, CA 94124 (415) 647-1746

SCRAP Humboldt: 101 H St, Arcata, CA 95521

FabMo:  1240 Birchwood Drive, Suite 2 | Sunnyvale, CA 94089

The Legacy: 789 Gravenstein Highway S, Sepastopol, CA 95472


Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2860 Bluff St, Boulder, CO 80301.


The Reusable Resources Adventure Center  2255 Meadowlane Ave. W. Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 313-9591


The Reuse Market: 3777 W Chinden Blvd. Garden City, ID 83714


The Idea Store: 125 Lincoln Square Urbana, IL 61801  (217) 352-7878

The Waste Shed: 2842 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 666-5997


ReCraft: 1802 Shelby St. Indianapolis, IN 46203  (317)-983-4190


The Create Exchange, 98 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(319) 693-2043


A Thrifty Notion1431 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502. 785-477-4457

Fabric Recycles: 9268 Metcalf Overland Park KS 66212 


Ruth’s Reusable Resources: 39 Blueberry Road Portland, ME 04102 (207)-699-5565


Scrap B-More925 S Charles St Baltimore, MD 21230 410-637-8333


The Scrap Box: 581 State Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (734)-994-0012 (Donate Only)Arts & Scraps: 16135 Harper Detroit, MI 48224 (313) 640-4411 (Donate Only)


ArtScraps: 1459 St. Clair Ave St. Paul, MN 55105 (651)-698-2787

New Mexico

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center325 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532

Sew Renewable: (575)-571-4384

New York

New Paltz Reuse Center: 3 Clearwater Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 (845) 255-8456

FABSCRAP: 140 58th Street Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building B, Unit 5H-4, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (929)276-3188 

Sew Green: 438 West Main Street Rochester, NY 14608

Craft Bits & Pieces: 138 Fairport Village Landing  Fairport, NY 14450

Crafting for Good: 7057 Chili Riga Center Rd Churchville NY 

Her Treasure Box: 1775 Van Vranken Av Schenectady, NY 12308 1-518-937-3976

Up-Stitch 350 New Scotland Ave in Albany NY 12208

North Carolina

Scrap Exchange Creative Reuse Arts Center:
2050 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707

Scrap Thrift:
2020 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 31
Durham, NC 27707

Resource Warehouse: 451 11th St NW  Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 256-2695

Reconsidered Goods: 2805 Patterson St. Greensboro, NC


Upcycle Parts Shop: 6419 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103 


MECCA: Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts:
449 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97440  (541)-302-1810

SCRAP PDX: 1736 SW Alder St. Portland OR 97205  (503)-294-0769


Pittsburg Center for Creative Reuse: 214 North Lexington Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 412-473-0100

Lancaster Creative Reuse: 1865 Lincoln Hwy E  Lancaster PA 17602 (717) 617-2977

The Resource Exchange: 1701 N. 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(267) 997-0060

Art of Recycle: 27 Cloister Ave Ephrata, PA

Scraps and Skeins: 3054 Enterprise Drive, State College PA 16801


Turnip Green: 945 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206 (615) 720-7480

SmART Supplies: 2416 Music Valley Dr. Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 454-5808


Texas Art Asylum: 1719 Live Oak  Houston, TX 77003 (713) 224-5220 

Austin Creative Reuse: 6406 N. IH35 #1801, Austin, TX 78752  (512) 375-3041 


Upcycle: 1605 Cameron Street  Alexandria, VA 22314  (703)-861-8705

SCRAP RVA: 120 W Brookland Park Blvd. Richmond, VA 23222 (804)-525-9060

The Scrappy Elephant: 165 Main St, Palmyra, VA


Rag Finery: 1421 N. Forest St. Bellingham, WA 98225

Our Fabric Stash: 1501 Pike Place Market #326, Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Recreative:8408 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store: 1110 W. Main St. Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (this is not only a craft thrift store, but they have great deals on fabric. a comment below gives some more details.) 

If we’ve missed one in your area, comment with the contact info and we’ll add it to our list.

6 thoughts on “Secondhand Fabric Locator”

  1. An online sustainable fabric store that aims to teach designers how to become more sustainable through design techniques and fabric shopping. Every piece of fabric is donated by other designers and with each purchase those same designers receive some of the proceeds. Located in Atlanta, GA

  2. I’ve been following the WasteShed in Chicago, IL. They have a focus on craft supplies (which includes fabric).

  3. FabMo in California has moved! We are now at:
    1240 Birchwood Drive, Suite 2 | Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    Our web address hasn’t changed, though. Thanks for listing us!

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