Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have a swatch of the fabric?
Yes of course you can. Please just drop me a note with the fabric you wish to have a swatch of and I can get it to you. I require £2.50 to cover postage, and you can order 6 swatches per £2.50. Purchasing a swatch is a good idea because although we try to provide accurate photographs of our fabrics the colours can vary on different monitors
How should I care for my fabrics?
We advise you to wash all of your fabrics prior to cutting and sewing with them. All fabrics will shrink a little bit in the wash, and by pre-washing them this will ensure that you get the perfect fit. We recommend you to wash your fabrics at a 30 degree wash (some fabrics may require special washing instructions, in that case it will say in the fabric description).
However, every washing machine does differ, so it is your responsibility to test wash any fabrics that you purchase from us
Please note that Merchant and Mills hand dyed indigo fabrics require special care. It is advised that for the first wash to place the fabric in the washing machine drum at 30/40 degrees with a handful of table salt. This will fix the dye to prevent it running, however Indigo will continue to get lighter over time as it will never truly fix.
What number do I put in the quantity box?
This depends on the type of fabric you are purchasing. It will state in the description whether the fabric is sold by metre, half metre or quarter metre.
Fat Quarter = 55cm wide x 50cm long (21" x 19")
Half Metre = 110cm wide x 50cm long (43" x 19")
Full Metre = 110cm wide x 100cm long (43" x 39")
Above is a rough guide as fabrics can vary in width.
If the fabric is sold by metre then add the number of metres you require in the quantity box and press 'add to cart'. If the fabric is sold by half metre increments, then you will need to add 2 in the quantity box to purchase 1 metre. If the fabric is sold by quarter metre increments, then you will need to add 4 in the quantity box to purchase 1 metre.
Would you be able to purchase a specific fabric for me?
This depends on the fabric that you are after, but it is always worth asking so please drop us a note
I do not live in the UK, will you be able to deliver fabrics to me?
All of our products can be delivered worldwide, please refer to the Delivery and Returns page for more information about shipping costs
Can I visit you in person?
Sew Me Sunshine is an online shop only at present, but if we ever open our own shop then you will be first to be informed