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Choosing the right fabric for your project or application can be difficult.
There are lots of things to consider we have listed some pointers you should think about.
Blackout fabric is an opaque fabric, generally used to block out light. It is used in a variety of environments such as hotels, bedrooms, living rooms and theaters. The Blackout fabric we stock here at Fabric UK is 3 metres wide and Fire retardant.
Bean bag fabric is 100% polyester and has a great water repellent finish. This fabric is UV fast, meaning it does not fade in sunlight. The fabric has a textured feel and pvc like composition. It conforms to fire retardant BS585. Here at Fabric UK, we stock a large range of vibrant colours suitable for both indoor and outdoor furniture.
Gingham fabric is balanced plain-woven fabric. In a check, stripe or plaid pattern.
Small Check Gingham
Small Gingham, the smartest and most traditional of the three varieties and widely known as the school uniform Gingham. The small squares in the check pattern measure just an 8th of an inch. As with all traditional gingham, one coloured and one white yarn is used to create the pattern, resulting in a third tone just slightly lighter than the main colour. The smart look of this small gingham is ideal for workwear as well as schoolwear. The taut structure of the fabric can be worked into neat tailoring for mens and ladies shirts.
Fleece fabrics for winter, as winter approaches that means its’ time to wrap up warm. We offer a vast range of fleece fabrics from plain to Sherpa and bonded to hoodie fleece.
Plain Fleece Fabrics
Our Plain fleece fabric 300g/m2 100% Polyester anti-pilled fleece,is a soft luxurious lightweight brushed fabric. Warm and comfortable and used to make a wide range of items including, apparel, athletic wear, throws, blankets, hoodies, hats, scarves, sweat shirts, jackets, outdoor clothing, baby blankets, sofa throws, pet clothing, pet bedding and toys.
Fleece fabric is a popular choice amongst sewers as it is easy to sew and easy to maintain and wash. Machine washable at 30c, it also dries quite quickly due to its construction technique and water repellent tendencies. Good news for people who have wool allergies, fleece fabric is great alternative to wool. Environmentally friendly this fleece is manufactured from re-cycled plastics and plastic bottles.
Here at Fabric UK, we stock a vast range of Upholstery fabrics. All perfect for Upholstery or Re-upholstery. Most of the fabrics conform to the Fire Retardant standards; BS5852, BS5867, BS476 or even CRIB 5. Some fabrics also meet the Martindale rub test standards. At Fabric UK we are able to treat fabrics that are not Fire Retardant to meet your required specifications.
Face mask fabrics, there are a lot of different ways to construct your own face masks. We stock a wide range of face mask fabric which would be applicable. During this time, the spread of COVID-19 means that it is now more important than ever to wear a face mask. Masks are more so used to prevent the furthering of the disease which as a result, will decrease the new arising cases.
Scuba & Neoprene
Currently a very popular option for face masks is scuba or neoprene. They have a sponge like consistency and offer great protection from those around you.
Scuba fabric is a polyester mix fabric mostly known for use with figure hugging fashion and sporting garments. The fabric consists of a 92% polyester and 8% elastane blend, and constructed using a double knit method which results in a thicker fabric with a smooth yet spongy feel.
It seems that velvet upholstery never seems to go out of fashion. Every season there is a new innovative way velvet has been revamped to fit into our everyday lives. Whether through stitching techniques or embossing, velvet has may ways in which it can transform our spaces.