Amazon is quietly shutting down Fabric.com, one of the largest online fabric stores

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Amazon acquired Fabric.com in 2008. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Crafters, home sewists, and small businesses will soon lose a major online fabric source. Fabric.com, a longtime retailer of fabrics, trims, notions, and other supplies, is shutting down.

Since launching in the late ’90s, Fabric.com has been a mainstay for casual crafters and small business owners alike, offering by-the-yard fabric from hundreds of companies as well as other sewing supplies. When Amazon acquired the company in 2008, the tech giant said the acquisition would give its crafting customers more variety to choose from. The website’s vast inventory and competitive prices made it a favorite for many craftspeople and companies buying in large quantities to make products.

The impending closure was first reported by the Craft…

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Author: Mia Sato