Cotton fabrics personally hand-picked for your next dressmaking project.
Cotton is a natural fibre that comes from the seedpod of the cotton plant. Some of our cotton fabrics use organic cotton, such as our Cloud 9 fabrics, and some of our cottons are unbleached meaning that no chemicals have been used. Medium-Weight Cottons are plain woven and characteristically heavier than cotton lawns making them perfect for sewing structured shirts, tops and shift dresses.
Pima Cotton is used by Art Gallery Fabrics, this fabric uses a luxury fine cotton resulting in a lighter weight fabric
Cotton Lawn is a plain weave textile made from cotton. It is designed using high thread count yarns which results in it's silky and untextured feel. It is a lightweight fabric and it can be slightly transparent. It is perfect for sewing dresses, skirts, trousers and tops for the warmer weather.
Cotton Poplin is a strong medium weight plain weave fabric. Some poplins have a visible crosswise rib effect because the warp threads are finer and more closely set than the weft threads. Those poplins that don't have the crosswise rib effect use the same threads throughout the fabric construction. Poplin differs from cotton lawn because cotton lawn is made from finer threads.
Cotton Batiste is made from a straight weave, it is very lightweight and often has a good drape
Combed (Brushed) Cotton is made by specially treating the cotton fibres before they are spun into yarn resulting in a brushed feel. It is very soft against the skin.
Cotton Percale is a plain weave fabric where the threads are tightly woven resulting in a fine texture. It is heavier in weight to poplin and cotton lawn. It is good for sewing a structured skirt or dress
Cotton Dobby is woven specially on a Dobby Loom to create a textured effect in the finished cloth
Cotton Voile is a smooth fabric and is lightweight. It does not tend to drape as well as cotton batiste and has a similar feel to that of a cotton lawn
Cotton Crepe is lightweight and has a textured crinkled finish. It is woven with yarn that is slightly twisted in the weft, warp or both. It is a soft fabric that is often slightly sheer. Once washed it will take on a lightly crinkled appearance
Broderie Anglaise is open embroidery that is normally on fine white cotton
Ikat fabric is made by tie dying either the warp or weft threads (or sometimes both) before weaving
Seersucker is woven in a way so that some threads bunch together which gives it it's well known puckered look that is commonly striped or checkered and is a popular fabric for sewing clothes for Spring and Summer Stretch Cottons are a medium weight woven fabric and combine the breathability of cotton with the elasticity of elastane. You may also find stretch cotton twills, these fabrics have been woven to produce a fine diagonal or parallel ribbed pattern. This type of fabric is ideal for sewing trousers and dresses with a fitted bodice.
Cotton Sateens are woven using a satin weave which results in a slight sheen. Our cotton fabrics are listed and sold in 0.5m increments.