In our online shop, we curate garment fabrics, sewing supplies, bra-making supplies, and sewing patterns with today’s dressmaker in mind. We are committed to sourcing the good stuff only ‑ the modern, wearable, high-quality fashion materials that are so hard to find at your local big-box fabric store. We hand-pick each item and add new products to our shop monthly.
We've made it our mission is to bring hard-to-find garment materials to Canadian home sewers and DIY dressmakers. We also ship worldwide!
Caroline Somos founded Blackbird Fabrics in 2014. After completing her training in fashion design at Lasalle College in Montreal, Caroline spent five years working for one of North America’s leading textile wholesalers, eventually relocating to Vancouver. She met some seriously cool and creative people along the way, and fell deeply in love with sewing and dressmaking. Soon Caroline realized that Canadian home sewers and DIY dressmakers just didn’t have access to the amazing fabrics she worked with at her industry job. That’s when the idea for Blackbird Fabrics was born…
Caroline lives in Vancouver. Canada. She is an enthusiastic seamstress and DIY advocate. She spends her days as a solo-preneur, operating Blackbird Fabrics, and her nights scheming her next sewing project. Her obsession with sewing is rivalled only by her fondness for cooking and baking. She loves yoga, balcony gardens, melancholy music, and water taxis.
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