Utility & General Purpose Fabrics

At Spotlight, we have hundreds of fabulous fabrics to choose from, including these durable hardwearing general purpose fabrics. Whatever your textile project needs, we are sure to have the material for you in this selection. Sold either pre-cut or by the metre so you can order exactly how much you need, and available in a wide array of colours, styles and designs. Unleash your creativity and get stitching with our extensive selection of utility and general purpose fabrics at Spotlight.

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Can I purchase utility and general purpose fabrics from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Discover hardwearing general purpose fabrics, in a whole host of colours and materials in our utility and general purpose fabrics range at Spotlight. Whether you are transforming your home and creating soft furnishings on a budget or looking for the perfect material for your home decor creation, we have hundreds of fabulous fabrics available at our guaranteed low prices.

How do I purchase utility and general purpose fabrics from Spotlight?

Shop our entire upholstery and general purpose fabrics selection online through our safe and secure website, and we will deliver right to your door. All major payment methods are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal and you should receive your item within 2-5 working days.

Some of these products are sold by the metre and whilst we always endeavour to cut orders in one piece, due to the size of the rolls provided by manufacturers, this cannot always be guaranteed. As a result, if you do make an order that is over 5m, it is not likely to be in one continuous piece. Alternatively, call into your local Spotlight today, where one of our team of friendly assistants will be on hand to help with any questions or queries that you may have.

What is included in this range?

This range includes the huge selection of utility and general purpose fabrics that we have available at Spotlight. Utility fabrics refer to materials that are tough, they are durable and will stand up to wear and tear. They are the unsung heroes of the sewing world and are ideal for your DIY projects, both indoor and outdoor. On the other hand, the term general purpose fabrics refer to those that are suitable for a variety of uses, including soft furnishing, bags, toys, decor and more, and they tend to be medium weight fabrics. We have both utility and general purpose fabrics available in a wide assortment of colours and styles, and we are confident that you will discover the material that will be a perfect fit for your project right here.

Which of these fabrics would be right for my project?

Well, that depends on what you are hoping to make, with different fabrics being suited to various purposes. The material that you choose is a matter of personal preference, however, there are a few things that you could consider when making your decision. If you are looking for a hardwearing fabric that will last, opt for our utility selection, which has been purposely designed to last.

Whether you are looking to create cushions, curtains or upholster furniture to match for a professional finish to your interior decor, consider how the nature of the material will affect the overall finish. Opt for a material in a colour that you love, and consider the drape and how the fabric will work on your project. Finally, we always recommend purchasing extra fabric than what the pattern requests, just to be on the safe side.

How should I prepare my fabric?

All of our fabrics have been designed to help prevent colour bleeding, however, there is always a risk of this happening and is dependent upon the materials and methods that the manufacturer used. So, it is recommended that you hand wash your chosen fabric in cold water prior to making your project. This also allows for the changes in size and shapes that fabrics can undergo when it is wet, and it will help to ensure a professional looking finish.

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