Cotton & Drill & Duck & Canvas

Cotton & Drill & Duck & Canvas

These sturdy cotton fabrics are all slightly different but broadly belong in the same family. They are ideal for dressmaking use, items around the home including tablecloths, cushion covers, decorative items and more, as well as for craft projects.

At Spotlight, we offer a wide range of fabrics available by the metre, in both plain and patterned designs, including fun designs suitable for kids as well as adults, plus animal patterns, cityscapes, flag panels, and many more designs.

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  •   Montreaux Spots Drill

    Montreaux Spots Drill

    Paris, the city of love. Embed love and joy to your sew projects with this authentic Montreux Spots Drill! Remarkable and stunning design that will surely captivate and enhance any of your projects.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Montreaux Show Dog Drill Fabric

    Montreaux Show Dog Drill Fabric

    The Montreaux Drill Show Dog Fabric is perfect for your next sewing or craft project that requires a touch of creativity.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Montreaux Tour Liberty Duck

    Montreaux Tour Liberty Duck

    Montreaux Tour Liberty Duck a heavy woven fabric for all your craft and sewing needs.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Chevron Printed Drill

    Chevron Printed Drill

    The Chevron Printed Drill will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99




  •   Montreaux Printed Star Drill

    Montreaux Printed Star Drill

    The city of love, Paris. Embed love and joy to your sew projects with this authentic Montreux Printed Star Drill! Remarkable and stunning design that will surely captivate and enhance any of your projects.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Festival Printed Zebra Drill

    Festival Printed Zebra Drill

    The Festival Printed Zebra Drill will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Boy Zone Camo Drill

    Boy Zone Camo Drill

    Add some camouflage design to your sew projects using this delicate and comfortable Boy Zone Camo Drill fabric. Made from durable and fine cotton material, it provides comfort and lovely soft-to-the-touch texture. Eye-catching design with breathable material properties, this is a marvellous and adve...

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Montreaux Moustache Drill

    Montreaux Moustache Drill

    Paris, the city of love. Embed love and joy to your sew projects with this authentic Montreux Moustache Drill! Remarkable and stunning design that will surely captivate and enhance any of your projects.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99



  •   British National Flags Allover Fabric

    British National Flags Allover Fabric

    Add a decorative touch to your next sewing or crafting project with the stunning British National Flags Allover Fabric.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Festival Cow Print Drill

    Festival Cow Print Drill

    The Festival Cow Print Drill will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Triangles Montreux Drill

    Triangles Montreux Drill

    Seeking a versatile fabric that's ideal for tailoring? We have just the thing, the Triangles Montreux Drillis perfect for any of your sewing projects! Supremely versatile and featuring a stunning design, this will take centre stage in your next sewing project. Accessorise with the complete range of ...

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Montreux Watermelons Printed Drill

    Montreux Watermelons Printed Drill

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant Montreux Watermelons Printed Drill. This gorgeous design will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Shop the complete range of cotton fabrics online.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99



  •   Indian Bunny Montreux Drill

    Indian Bunny Montreux Drill

    Seeking a versatile fabric that's ideal for tailoring? We have just the thing, the Indian Bunny Montreux Drillis perfect for any of your sewing projects! Supremely versatile and featuring a stunning design, this will take centre stage in your next sewing project. Accessorise with the complete range ...

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Feather Large Montreux Drill

    Feather Large Montreux Drill

    Seeking a versatile fabric that's ideal for tailoring? We have just the thing, the Feather Large Montreux Drillis perfect for any of your sewing projects! Supremely versatile and featuring a stunning design, this will take centre stage in your next sewing project. Accessorise with the complete range...

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Buzoku Droplet Cotton Duck

    Buzoku Droplet Cotton Duck

    This lovely Buzoku Droplet Cotton Duck is made from 100% cotton, it will surely match perfectly with whatever sew project you have in mind!

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Prism Buzoku Cotton Duck

    Prism Buzoku Cotton Duck

    Simply intriguing, this marvellous Prism Buzoku Cotton Duck will surely add more hype to your sew projects! Made from 100% cotton, you have got to feel it yourself to fell in love with it.

    Reg: $18.99

    VIP: $13.99


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Can I purchase woven apparel fabrics at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Woven fabrics account for a large percentage of all dressmaking and apparel fabrics and we are pleased to be able to offer you a wide choice of these fabrics here at Spotlight. Woven apparel fabrics are available in many weights, fibres, colours and designs, making it easy to find the right fabric for your next sewing project here.

What are the features of woven apparel fabrics?

Woven fabrics are made up of a weft - the yarn going across the width of the fabric - and a warp - the yarn going down the length of the loom. The side of the fabric where the wefts are double-backed to form a non-fraying edge is called the selvedge. There are at least three distinct types of woven fabric, which are:

Plain weave: In plain-weave fabric, the warp and weft are aligned so that they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Plain-weave is strong and hardwearing, so it's used for fashion and furnishing fabrics.

Twill weave: In twill-weave fabric, the crossings of weft and warp are offset to give a diagonal pattern on the fabric surface. This means the fabric is strong, drapes well and is used for jeans, jackets and curtains.

Satin weave: Satin-weave fabrics consist of a complex arrangement of warp and weft threads, which allows longer float threads either across the warp or the weft. The long floats mean the light falling on the yarn doesn't scatter and break up, like on a plain-weave. The reflected light creates a smooth, lustrous (shiny) surface commonly called satin.

What are the advantages of woven apparel fabrics?

Here are some of the main advantages of woven fabrics:

Cost: As in all industries, time and labour have an effect on the cost of items. Woven fabrics are formed on looms and are made to be sturdy. The fabric cannot be stretched and does not shrink. While this does produce high-quality material, it does increase production costs.

Washing: Most woven fabrics are simple to launder and typically will not shrink or wrinkle. The main exceptions to this are linen and silk, which it may be better to dry-clean.

Durability: Woven fabrics by far outlast most other fabrics such as knits, and this is why so many heavy-duty fabrics are weaves. Examples of woven fabrics include denim, linen, corduroy and tweed.

Does Spotlight also sell other types of fabric?

Yes, as well as woven fabrics, Spotlight also stocks a large collection of knitted fabrics. Knitted fabrics are generally more stretchy than woven fabrics and the stretch means they are less prone to wrinkling too. Woven and knitted fabrics cannot usually be interchanged, so if you are unsure as to which fabric you need, check your pattern for information or ask advice from our sales staff.

Of course, there are special fabrics for sale here at Spotlight too, that are neither woven nor knitted, such as bonded fabrics, imitation leather and vinyl, and other specialty fabrics such as lace, nylon tulle and nets.

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