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All of our customers are welcome to contact us to have their products featured on our blog, provided they used our products to do it. We’re interested in what products people are making and we’re sure our readers would enjoy seeing them as well.

Just to encourage customers to participate, we’ll give you an exclusive discount of 6% off your next order.

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Showing Classics And Fabric UK

Today we’re going to be promoting the work of one of our clients. The client we’re featuring today is Sharon Parr of Showing Classics, a business specialised in show riding wear and accessories.

The Item

Sharon used our quilted waterproof fabric and our tartan fabric to make a body warmer. This body warmer is lined with tartan, featuring a collar, two pockets and a bow on the back. Continue reading “Showing Classics And Fabric UK”

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Fire Retardant Spray Usage

Here at FabricUK we often have customers asking us about their projects and how to make sure that they’re fire-safe. There are two options, you either use a fire-retardant material or treat the material you intend to use with fire retardant chemicals. A lot of customers aren’t able to change the fabric in their project and so they turn to treating fabric themselves.

Treating fabric with fire retardant chemicals is actually a lot easier than you first might think. There’s no soaking or curing, just apply a fine mist with a spray bottle, let it dry, and you’re done.

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How To Create Shade Cards

Do you have customers who need to know all of the colours you have? Do you need to show your superiors what’s available? Well, a professional looking and convenient solution is a shade card. The following article is going to demonstrate how we create shade cards for our customers, hopefully this is of use to some of you.

Requirements

You’ll required the following for this guide:

  • Small cuts of each fabric colour you have (around 3cm x 5cm)
  • Strong card, with a square cut out for each fabric sample (we use pre-cut)
  • Double-sided tape (preferably of the strong variety)
  • A roller is recommended, but not required.
  • A sharp knife, such as a Stanley knife, is recommended, but not required.

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What to Think About When Buying Fabrics

Ordering fabrics can be a confusing process for those who aren’t quite sure where to begin. Here’s a guide to ordering the right fabrics and getting the best prices, regardless of whether you need a single metre or thousands of metres. Continue reading “What to Think About When Buying Fabrics”

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Leatherette Vinyl Maintenance

Caring for and cleaning your leatherette vinyl fabrics is easy. Simply follow the steps below to keep your fabrics looking attractive, clean and stain free. We don’t sell leather but we do sell many leatherette’s which is a synthetic version of leather, some of which are very durable. Leatherette had many uses such as seating, furnishing and gym equipment.

Simple Steps

  1. Clean
  2. Dry
  3. Brush

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Fabric Basics: Woven Fabrics

Woven fabrics are composed of fibers that are hung on a loom and then interlaced with other fibers, both vertically (known as the warp) and horizontally (known as the weft), to form a textile. A helpful mnemonic device to remember the different directions is, “Weft goes right and left.” Continue reading “Fabric Basics: Woven Fabrics”

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