The other day my lovely friend Lady H texted me asking if I knew any good online fabric shops as she was about to embark on a mini curtain making project to hide her children’s toys at the base of a set of shelves. These were the places I came up with …
Hus and Hemhusandhem.co.uk
This shop is a treasure trove of all things Scandinavian (or as they say a Smörgåsbord). Apart from all the lovely home accessories they have a great range of printed linens and cottons.
1. Spira Jaffa Green Swedish Fabric £39 a meter
2 Spira Mello Grey Scandinavian Fabric £35 a meter
3. Kauniste Sokeri Blue Finnish Fabric £24.95 a meter
4. Almedahls Italiensk Blomsterhylla Swedish Fabric £21 a meter
M is For Makemisformake.co.uk
An array of fabrics sold as fat quarters (roughly 45 x 55 cm). If you want more than half a meter of fabric request multiple fat quarters and you’ll get a continuous length. (4 fat quarters gives you around a meter square). Also sells bundles of complementary fabrics which is great for quilting and applique.
Though Liberty only sell their fine Tana Lawn fabrics online, there’s still over 100 patterns to choose from. Every year they revisit their classic patterns and update them in new colour ways and also introduce new designs … Anyone for a Giraffe in Trainers?
The Home Makerythehomemakery.co.uk
A one stop shop for pretty craft materials; from crochet wool to paper stamps and inks, there will always be something here to inspire you. It has some big name brands with fabrics from Tanya Whelan, Tilda and Dashwood Studios.
Don’t like any of these? Then why not make your own? Spoonflower is an amazing website that allows you to upload your own design and have it printed on fabric ( a large choice including cottons, linens and silks), wallpaper or gift wrap. If you’re not a budding textile designer then you can always buy someone elses design. (Prices vary depending on fabric choice)