About Us


Fabric Warehouse was started in Auburn Maine about 50 years ago.   It was originally called Sharlaine's and legend has it that "they sold everything."  In the mid 1990's the owner changed the focus of the business and the name to Fabric Warehouse, but true old school folks from Maine still call us Sharlaine's.


Currently the Fabric Warehouse is owned by two brothers Chris & Tim Riley.  The brothers purchased the store on Halloween of 2014 and have spent the last few years increasing the product offerings and increasing the web presence.


This photo is of our owners (+the other brother) as young kids on their parents sailboat.    Their mom, Debbie purchased the green sunbrella fabric from Shalaine's store in Auburn, Maine to make the sail cover the boys are sitting on in the photo.


If you visit our store you need to know what to expect.    We are a warehouse with millions of yards of fabric, foam, tools, supplies and more.    Our store is not fancy and neither are we.  We spend our profits on our children and buying more fabric to keep the re-budding business alive.

We are happy to take phone orders or just help you with a project and if you can't find what you need on the website, check out the shopping assistant service below.


Welcome and Have Fun!



Tim & Chris.