Dress & Apparel Fabrics

Whether you are looking to create a bespoke outfit for yourself, everyday wear for the kids, or something special for a more formal occasion, shop our fabulous range of dress and apparel fabrics at Spotlight. With materials in all manner of colours, styles and designs, each of these has been chosen because they are ideal for making clothing. We have a wide selection of stylish fabrics available, with bargains galore across the range.

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Can I purchase dress and apparel fabrics from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Find dress and apparel fabrics in a rainbow of colours and a wide assortment of fabulous designs at Spotlight. This range features a whole host of beautiful fabrics that would be ideal for making your very own clothing, as well as gadgets, accessories, essentials and more. Whether you are looking for the right interfacing for the job, speciality fabrics for an outstanding outfit to make the right impression, or just looking to revamp your wardrobe, then this would be a great place to start. Shop the range online or in store for great value deals on the best of dress and apparel fabrics at Spotlight.

What is included in this range?

This range includes everything that you need to create timeless apparel and gorgeous garments, with a vast selection of fabulous fabrics in a wide array of patterns and prints. Whether you are searching for a marvellous motif to embellish your textile creation or shopping for the perfect fabric to form the base of a special occasion dress, if dressmaking is your passion, you can find just about everything that you need for your hobby right here. Provide the perfect base with lining and interfacing, create soft furnishings for the kid's room with tons of bright and colourful designs, or check out transfers for a unique way to add style to your look.

What do I need to consider when choosing fabrics for my project?

Choosing your fabric is the most important step in your dressmaking project, and sometimes, you may discover the perfect fabric and design the outfit with that as the inspiration. Other times, you may find the right pattern or design and need a fabric that matches your vision. If you are working from a pattern, it will often state the recommended fabric to use on the pattern itself, as well as how much you are likely to need.

If you do wish to make a change in the fabric, choose one that is a similar weight to maintain the structure of the garment. If you are not working for a pattern, it is important to consider the style, drape, width and colour when making your fabric choice. Opt for a material in a colour that you love, and consider the drape and how the fabric will work on your project. It is also important to judge the stretch of the fabric, with a stretchy fabric being more difficult to sew but better suited to some garments. Finally, we always recommend purchasing extra fabric than what the pattern requests, just to be on the safe side.

Is there anything else I need to consider?

We would like to remind customers that a number of the fabrics in this range are sold by the metre so that you can order exactly how much you require and we always endeavour to cut your order in one piece. However, as a result of the size of the rolls sent by the manufacturer, if you are ordering over 5m, this may not be possible.

We recommend that you prewash your fabrics before you begin, as this will help to prevent colour run and shrinkage. Also, if you are purchasing our selection of fabrics online, please remember that the reproduction of colours in fabrics may differ due to monitor calibration. We try to match our colours and patterns as close to the image shown on your screen as possible, but we cannot guarantee a 100% match.

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