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.
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.
Need help locating the perfect fabric for your project?
We are here to help!
Our store contains over 5,000 different fabrics and we know that it might be hard to locate what you need on our website. So let us do it for you!
For $10, we will walk through our warehouse and find fabrics that might work for your project. We will mail between 4 and 10 swatches depending on what we find that is a match to your project.
When ordering, we ask that you answer these questions to help us find the perfect fabrics for you.
#1. What is the fabric being used for? (Drapes, Upholstery, Boat Cushions, Costume, Etc....)
#2. What color or colors are you wanting to work with?
#3. How many yards are you going to need if we locate a perfect fabric?
#4. Any design preferences or theme? (Stripes, Nautical, Mid Century Modern, Damask, Etc...)
#5. Extra Info? The more you share, the better our chances are of mailing you swatches that will be a fit for your project.