General Purpose Fabrics

Creating a piece for your niece, or just wrapping your favourite pillow? Shop Spotlight's general purpose furnishing fabrics online or in-store today!

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Can I purchase general purpose fabrics from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Discover general purpose fabrics in a whole host of colours, styles and patterns, in our comprehensive collection right here. There are so many different types of fabrics available, with a rainbow of colours, plain, printed, patterned and more. Whether you are dressmaking, creating home decor, doing millinery, toy making, or anything else, we are confident that we have the general purpose fabric for you. For top quality general purpose fabrics at Spotlight's guaranteed low prices, shop the range online or at your local Spotlight store today.

What are general purpose fabrics?

General purpose fabrics are ultra-versatile, and you will be able to use them in so many different crafts. They tend to be medium weight fabrics and are relatively durable. This comprehensive collection of general purpose fabric features a wide range of colours, styles and designs. Shop general purpose fabrics that are patterned, with prints to plaid, stripes to check, and patterns to fit every style and notion. Alternately, check out our plain general purpose fabrics, with a rainbow of colours to choose from. Whether you are looking for material that is sold by the metre or one that is pre-cut for your convenience, shop the general purpose fabrics selection for a range of purposes at Spotlight.

What could I use these fabrics for?

One of the reasons that our general purpose fabrics range continues to be one of the most popular selections that we have at Spotlight is the fabric's sheer versatility. Whether you are making your own soft furnishings to update your decor, dressmaking, toy making, millinery, or anything else, the only limit is your imagination! Our general purpose fabric range also includes more specific fabrics, such as hessian and denim. Hessian, also known as burlap, is made from the jute plant and it can be used for a variety of projects, including table runners, gift wrapping, or anything else. You can also find denim, which is the material that makes jeans. This is a robust natural fabric and is perfect for making clothes, toys, or adding a touch of country style to your home decor.

What other fabrics do you have available at Spotlight?

At Spotlight, we have many fabulous fabrics available, and we are sure to have just what you are looking for amongst our comprehensive collection. Whether you are searching for a fabulously floaty muslin or gauze to make curtains for the home or perhaps felt for fun crafting with the kids, you can find every type of fabric imaginable right here. Shop utility fabrics for a material that will stand up to the elements, opt for a traditional cotton fabric that will drape well and offer a crisp, clean finish, or consider adding luxury and richness with silk, satin or jacquard. Whatever your fabric dilemma, we are sure to have the solution!

How should I care for my general purpose fabric?

Well, that does depend on which of these fabulous fabrics you have chosen, and we always recommend that you read the manufacturer's care instructions before you begin. To ensure that your final project maintains its finished structure, we recommend pre-washing your material before you start sewing. Not only will this take shrink allowance into consideration, it can also promote colour fastness. Some of these fabrics are machine washable, but others should be washed by hand. We do not advise using the tumble dryer. Instead, hang to dry away from direct sunlight. Finally, always avoid the use of any harsh chemicals or abrasive solutions, such as chlorine or bleach.



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