New Materials at Fabric UK in April

We have a whole host of brand new fabrics here at Fabric UK this month, so we though we would shine a spotlight on some of the most popular so you can determine how you might be able to use them as part of your latest project.

Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed ImageMade using pure virgin wool, Harris Tweed is perfect for adding a unique touch to one of your products and is created to strict quality standards. Made by islanders in the Outer Hebrides, it has a unique quality to it that most other fabrics aren’t able to match and it is definitely worth a little further investigation.

A range of top brands already make use of Harris Tweed, including Topman and Hugo Boss, but it is perhaps most impressive for the fact that each batch is created by hand. Woven on a treadle loom before being cleansed of any impurities, Harris Tweed is also individually inspected before being given the seal of approval, which ensures that you get a great batch of fabric every time. It is also available in a wide range of colours, which ensures you can get whatever you need for your latest project. Continue reading “New Materials at Fabric UK in April”

New Materials at Fabric UK This Month

As always we at Fabric UK are doing our utmost to provide our customers with the widest range of fabrics available. Because of this we are always updating our product range and we have a host of new fabrics available for customers this month.


Bianca FabricBianca is a luxurious fabric that is made from a blend of more traditional fabrics. The material consists of a quarter each of cotton, linen, polyester and viscose and uses the best qualities from each to make a gorgeous and durable fabric.

Bianca is ideal for creating curtains and other upholstery, such as cushions and pillow cases, thanks to this durability. Additionally it is also rather easy to clean so users won’t have to worry too much about any specific maintenance requirements. Continue reading “New Materials at Fabric UK This Month”

Neoprene and Hessian Fabrics Now Available

At Fabric UK we are dedicated to bringing you the widest array of fabrics at amazing prices. With that in mind we’d like to announce the arrival of a couple of new fabrics to our online store.

As of right now customers will be able to purchase both Neoprene and Hessian fabrics directly from our website.


Neoprene is a form is synthetic rubber that was invented way back in the 1930s. It is extremely flexible and very versatile, which is why the fabric has been put to a wide variety of uses since it first appeared on the market.

In particular the fabric has been used in the creation of gloves and various forms of face mask, especially in areas where fire is a hazard. This is because it is fairly resistant to flames, especially when compared to more traditional types of rubber. As such, as well as some areas of clothing the fabric and material in general has been utilised in a variety of ways for mechanical and manufacturing processes.

Neoprene image

For the particularly craft-inclined amongst you the material has also garnered some level of popularity for its use in the creation of sleeves for laptops and mobile devices, so if you have a piece of equipment like that it may be a handy little project to get to grips with.

We currently have neoprene available in red, cream, black, green, navy and a variety of other colours. Click here to find out more.


Hessian is an extremely strong and versatile woven fabric that has traditionally seen extensive use in the fishing industries, particularly when it comes to the use of nets and ropes.

It is a fairly dense and rough fabric, which can make it difficult to handle for the novice, so it is advised that you have some idea of what you want to do with the fabric and how best to handle it before making your purchase. Generally speaking the fabric itself will be made from the skin of the jute plant, though in many cases sisal fibres will also be utilised.

Hessian fabric

Interestingly, the name Hessian comes from the use of the fabric in the uniforms of soldiers from the German state of Hesse, though we imagine our customers may have more practical uses for the fabric in mind. It is particularly effective when used to create bags and sack cloths, especially in cases where the user needs something tough and durable.

We currently offer hessian in a range of different colours, including natural, bottle, chocolate and cream. Head to the hessian page on the website to find out more.

Print is the New Black

Print is the new fashion. Printed dresses can be every girl’s favourite summer garment, with fun patterns, shapes, designs and colours. Fabric UK has a wide range of prints available, including designs on cotton, animal print designs, stripes and polka dots. We have everything for everyone. The good news is that if you are a photographer, you get the fabrics FOR FREE for a limited time if you promote them on your blog, stating the source where you got it from and like and share our facebook page. As simple as that. Also, if you are creating video content/tutorials using one of our fabrics, you get them for free. Read on to see how print has been used for fashion! Continue reading “Print is the New Black”

Looking at Crepe de Chine Fabric

When using crepe fabric it is important to note that that there are multiple variations of the fabric, all of which have their own specific uses. Amongst them are canton, crepe-back satin, crepe de Chine, Georgette, marocain, faille, lingerie, mossy, romaine, and rough.

Generally speaking the fabric is usually woven with crepe yarn, which is a hard-twist yarn produced either with a higher number of twists per inch than ordinary yarn or with alternate “S” and “Z” twists. It can be made from many different types of fibre, whether natural or man-made, making it an extremely versatile and flexible type of fabric.

Fabric UK is currently offering a gorgeous black Crepe de Chine for those interested in making something really special. This particular Crepe differs from the traditional hard crepe that is often used in Britain for items such as mourning clothing and nun’s habits as it has a much softer and wavier appearance.

This wave pattern is created using a special process that involves boiling the material after weaving and a reverse twisting pattern that is almost unique to the product.

Over the years the material has gained popularity due to its versatility. It can be made in any colour and is used in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Fringes and embroidery on shawls and scarves
  • Costume making
  • Belly dancing costumes
  • Beautiful flowing curtains
  • Pillow coverings
  • Saris

An important thing to note is that, due to the sift nature of the material, it is prone to occasional creasing and so will need to be regularly ironed to ensure that it looks as good as possible. It’s a small sacrifice to pay for such a gorgeous fabric and we are sure that many of you out there have your own ideas about the best ways to use it.

Crepe fabric is also extremely popular with mainstream fashion designers and it can be regularly seen in some capacity on the dresses worn by celebrities at red carpet events.

One particular example is the stunning ivory Altuzarra silk-and-crepe dress with strappy sandals that was worn by Nicole Kidman at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Check out the picture below to see how the fabric was used to create a gorgeous and stylish dress that really suited the occasion.

Nicole Kidman in Crepe Fabric Dress


I think we can all agree that it looks absolutely stunning and there is no reason why you wouldn’t be able to craft your own designs using this gorgeous fabric.Don’t be shy, if Nicole wears it, it’s good enough for you to try it!

Check out our amazing Crepe de Chine fabric and don’t forget that if you post your work on our facebook page using our fabric we will give you 15m of free fabric for a limited time only.

From China To Birmingham

Due to popular demand we at Fabric UK have taken in a new shipment of woven brocade. This fabric was made in China and sent by ship in a container, to our warehouse. This new shipment is available for purchase in the next few hours and should you be interested, it will be listed here: Brocade Fabrics. Woven brocade is popularly used in waistcoats and Chinese dresses.

We’ve ordered in a whole new selection of brocade fabric, we’ll be uploading them to the website later today. In celebration of the new shipment, we’re going to be holding a promotion. We’re going to be putting up the pictures of the new fabrics and there will be an opportunity to get some for free. Get ready!

Offering Diamond Quilted Waterproof Fabric

Here at Fabric UK we’ve recently launched a very successful fabric, Quilted Waterproof Fabric. Because of the wide success of this fabric, we have launched a new type. This new type of fabric is the diamond design, it’s just like the previous quilted waterproof fabric, but features diamond stitching instead of squares. If you’d like a sample of this new fabric, please let us know.

Diamond Design Quilted Waterproof Fabric
Diamond Design Quilted Waterproof Fabric