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Category: Fabric

Creating the perfect sewing project requires finding the right fabric.

Sewing Direct’s selection of quality fabrics allows you to find a variety of materials for different sewing and craft projects you may be looking to undertake.

Find fabrics in a range of styles, materials, colours and patterns that can help you to complete stunning projects, from dressmaking to quilting or haberdashery. From beautiful floral designs and dainty lace to sturdy quilting fabrics and Faux Leather, there is something for every project and preference.

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Project

The right fabrics can make or break a sewing project, which is why choosing the correct fabric for whichever fabric pattern or project you are planning is important, helping you to create quality pieces without any unnecessary trouble.

If you are following a fabric pattern or sewing tutorial, they will likely advise you of which type of fabric you will need, as well as which stitches and sewing machines are right for the fabric you plan to use.

What Types of Fabric are There?

There are many fabrics and textiles to choose from for a variety of sewing projects. Most commonly you will find cotton and linen materials to be the easiest materials to use for sewing projects, especially for beginners, as the fabric is sturdy and easy to sew.

Other fabrics you may find include delicate lace, silks, jersey, fleece satin and chiffon. Finding the right one for you takes practice.

Cotton Fabrics for Sewing Projects

Cotton is a sumptuously soft fabric that is perfect for a variety of sewing projects, from dressmaking to upholstery. Lightweight and naturally sustainable, cotton is available in a variety of patterns to help add fun and colour to your sewing designs. Ideal for a variety of projects, cotton is great for sewing beginners, dressmaking and quilting projects.

At Sewing Direct we stock a variety of brands that provide quality cotton fabrics that are perfect to use.

Makower Fabrics

Discover 100% cotton fabrics in an array of stunning prints from Makower Fabrics. Choose from their range of solid dyes, textured materials and printed fabrics to help create the cotton dress of your dreams. Explore our Makower collection today.

Craft Cotton Company

Novelty cotton is the ideal addition to your fabric collection, helping you to create themed outfits and home decor out of comfortable cotton fabrics from the Craft Cotton Company. From festive favourites and cute animal prints, these fabrics are ideal for a sewing project with a purpose.

Dressmaking Fabrics

Dressmaking is a great hobby or craft to dive into, whether you plan to make your own clothes or those for sale. Dressmaking materials can include most fabrics as long as they are sturdy and easy to sew. Start with sturdy fabrics before moving on to delicate or stretchy fabrics such as lace or jersey.

Novelty Fabrics for Sewing Projects

Create fun designs and exciting projects using novelty fabrics in a variety of designs. From florals and dainty designs to themed fabrics for Christmas and other events. Novelty fabrics, such as the Lewis & Irene fabrics, add a whimsical touch to designs and are the perfect fabrics for children’s sewing projects.

Why Buy Fabrics from Sewing Direct?

At Sewing Direct we stock a variety of brands and materials to help make preparing for your next sewing project easier. Our products are available to order online with free shipping across mainland UK, or for Click&Collect at our Mansfield Store.

Discover a passion for sewing with Sewing Direct and find a selection of sewing machines and quality fabrics to help bring your projects to life. Our friendly team is happy to help with any questions you may have, get in touch today.

Sewing Direct Beeston
133 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2LL
Email: -Info@sewingdirect.co.uk
Sewing Direct Mansfield aka Sally Twinkle
1-5 Handley Arcade, Mansfield, NG18 1NQ
Email: -shop@sallytwinkle.co.uk
Are both a trading name of Sewing Direct Midlands Limited
Registered in England & Wales, Company number: 14625487
Registered Office 133 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LL
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