My Favorite Southern CA Fabric & Trim Stores

If you live in Southern CA, there are tons of amazing fabric stores around. Every single one of these fabric stores in LA County and Orange County puts JoAnn Fabric Stores to shame in selection and price.


Mood Fabrics
6151 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323) 653-6663
When I had to move away from my beloved NYC Mood Fabric store, the only thing that gave me solace was knowing they would shortly be opening a LA Mood Store. Now, years later, it is still one of my favorite fabric stores to wander. The prices are high, but the diversity and quality in their selection of fabrics in unbeatable.

Michael Levine
920 Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1812
(213) 622-6259
You can wander around the LA garment district forever searching from store to store for what you are looking for at a good price. Or you can just go here where the store is huge and well organized. Not rock-bottom prices (and they are non-negotiable like surrounding small jobbers) but you can save a lot of time.


M & L Fabrics
3430 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 995-3178
Great prices and a hugely random selection of fabrics and trim.

My Long Sewing Machines, Fabric & Trims Co.
11662 Trask Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Don’t let the exterior of this place turn you off because there are treasures to be found inside! Rock bottom prices on a completely random selection of fabric, trim, buttons and zippers.

J&C Fabrics
7130 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 799-5519
I stumbled upon this little gem totally by accident. It’s a small store packed with great pieces of knit fabric at crazy good prices. You can also find some trim and racks of random woven fabric as well.


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Anny schomburg October 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Hi, the $2 dollar store is not called that any more. Stil a good place to try. They mostly have upholstery Fabrics. If you come to sacramento area, in Roseville there is Triad, which is all upholstery BUT AMAZING prices and selection.


Wendy November 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

I am looking for a store near Long Beach to buy Japanese fabrics, especially woven Japanese fabrics. Any suggestions? I’ve tried the local Joanns, etc but haven’t found what I was looking for.


Cerise Rowan Reply:

I haven’t checked now but there were a couple in Gardena and north Torrance (said Hawaiian prints but a friend told me they had Japanese prints too)… was looking a couple years ago…. maybe still there.


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Cerise Rowan January 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Glad to find this page, a lot of i formation. Last time I was in Joann’s (used to be a great source) the quality of cotton prints (beach pants) was so poor, there was nothing I would consider, low yardage on bolts too (not enough fabric if had found something decent)… I’s stopped in M&L some years ago, a lot of novelty prints but not what I was looking for… I have not tried any of the smaller shops listed in the areas north of Torrance…
I wanted to add…… AAA Sewing…… on Pacific Coast Highway (maybe Lomita or Torrance) they have a small selection of quilting weight fabrics but all really good quality and nice prices, a nice selection of colors (only three tables two sides, but I found several pieces I liked) a good selection of notions and good service and tempting sewing machines. My only problem with them is they are closed my days off…. Sun/Mon.


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lin May 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm

J&C Fabrics, 7130 Westminster Blvd, appears to be closed ….


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Nicole July 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

To everyone still following this post: Fabric Outlet at the corner of Beach Blvd and Cerritos Avenue in Stanton, CA is a fantastic resource as well. It’s right around the corner from M&L.


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