Choosing the Right Fabric

Choosing the right fabric for a project can be difficult, this handy list will help you pick the perfect partner for your patterns.

Choosing a fabric for your project is largely down to personal preference, as many different fabrics are suitable for many different applications.

The best way to choose a fabric, is to get a sample book:

Prinfab Sample Book

The sample book contains pre-printed swatches of each of our fabrics, so that you can actually feel them in your hands before committing to a larger purchase.

Generally, for very vibrant, deep colours, a heavier fabric is better.

Here’s a big list of fabrics you can use for many different applications. Ones highlighted in bold would be my personal choices.

Contents

Cushions

  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm
  • Natural Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Upholstery

  • Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm
  • Natural Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Tea Towels

  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Wall Hangings

  • British Natural Cotton Linen 250gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Heavy Half Panama 308gsm
  • Cotton Hopsack 398gsm

Outdoor Furniture / Displays

Note: Fabric used outdoors will need to be treated with an adequate waterproofing treatment.

  • Cotton Heavy Half Panama 308gsm
  • Cotton Hopsack 398gsm

Shirts

  • Cotton Poplin 130
  • Cotton Sateen 167gsm

Jackets

  • Cotton Sateen 167gsm
  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm

Scarves

  • Cotton Muslin 66gsm
  • Cotton Sateen 167gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm

Bedding and Curtains

  • Cotton Sateen 167gsm
  • Cotton Fine Warp Satin 172gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm

Dolls / Teddies

  • Classic Plain Cotton 156gsm
  • Cotton Sateen 167gsm
  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm

Coasters and Place mats

Note: To make your fabric last longer, apply a waterproof coating such as Vilene Lamifix Matt/Gloss.

  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm
  • Natural Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Lampshades

  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm
  • Natural Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Bunting

Note: Any fabric can be made into bunting, it’s almost completely personal preference.

  • Classic Plain Cotton 156gsm
  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm
  • Natural Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Bags, Pencil Cases, Glasses Cases, Makeup Cases, etc

Note: Largely personal preference, although stick to mid-heavy fabrics.

  • Cotton Twill 213gsm
  • Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm
  • Natural Luxury Cotton Linen 228gsm (Natural Colour)
  • Cotton Half Panama 230gsm
  • Cotton Warp Satin 246gsm
  • Cotton Drill 255gsm
  • Organic Cotton Half Panama 280gsm (Natural Colour)

Harry Mustoe-Playfair Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:15:00 Europe/London

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