Utility & General Purpose Fabrics

Utility & General Purpose Fabrics

If the words utility and general purpose conjure up images of boring fabrics, then think again! Here at Spotlight, you will find beautiful pastels and delicate patterns and designs on a range of everyday fabrics that can be used for a variety of purposes in and around the home.

Included are muslins and gauze, vinyls and calico, all available by the metre. Many cooks use muslins for straining and clarifying foods, while gauze can be used for decorative effects and even keeping out insects.

Our strong calico lends itself to storage and transport items, and vinyl has a variety of uses including outdoors for table covers and blinds.

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  • 10 Metre Calico Bolt

    10 Metre Calico Bolt

    Getting creative vibes for your next project? Why not add this remarkably smooth and durable 10 Metre Calico Bolt fabric to your projects! This simply amazing piece is an extremely versatile cotton fabric that is used in a number of applications such as dressmaking, toiles, crafts, linings and soft ...

    Reg: $79.99 - $139.99


  • 20 Metre Calico Bolt

    20 Metre Calico Bolt

    This marvellous and versatile 20 Metre Calico Bolt is a cotton fabric that is used in a number of applications, such as dressmaking, toiles, crafts, linings and soft furnishings. Made from high quality and excellent cotton material, this calico bolt offers not only comfort and fine texture but also ...

    Reg: $149.99


  • Calicraft Calico

    Calicraft Calico

    Looking for the perfect and durable cotton fabric for your daily rugged use? Well, look no further this simple yet versatile Calicraft Calico is the most fitting piece for your creations, bags or for transportation purposes due to its texture, high quality and durability. The raw look on it adds a b...

    Reg: $19.99


  • Pre-Cut Neoprene

    Pre-Cut Neoprene

    The Pre-Cut Neoprene is made with versatile synthetic rubber and the perfect addition to your next sewing, quilting or embroidery project that requires a touch of creativity. This Pre-Cut Neoprene is made with highest quality technical fabric. Shop the complete range of vinyl online and in store now...

    Reg: $29.99




  • Unbleached Calico Fabric

    Unbleached Calico Fabric

    Looking for suitable fabric? Why not this lovely Unbleached Calico Fabric! Simply elegant. Unbleached Calico Fabric is a multi-purpose fabric, which commonly used for apparel and furnishings. A high quality Unbleached Calico Fabric has a variety of uses in the upholstery items. Shop now from our ext...

    Reg: $7.99 per metre


  • Baby Gauze

    Baby Gauze

    Ideal for baby wraps.

    Reg: $5.99 per metre


  • Cut Flowers Printed Calico

    Cut Flowers Printed Calico

    Supremely versatile, the Cut Flowers Printed Calico will add a stylish touch to your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $10.00 per metre


  • Egypt

    Egypt

    Elegant, quaint and made with superb quality in mind, this Egypt piece is very versatile and well suited for any projects you have in mind. This piece is made from a high quality and durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material that is both thin yet with a sturdy make. Its simple design with captivatin...

    Reg: $16.99 per metre



  • Fern Printed Muslin

    Fern Printed Muslin

    Comfortable cotton cloth, this tantalizing Fern Printed Muslin will surely enhance your sew projects. Add in a hint of nature to give your sew projects a more lovely tone.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre


  • Fan Printed Muslin

    Fan Printed Muslin

    Comfortable cotton cloth, this captivating Fan Printed Muslin will surely enhance your sew projects. Add in a hint of sophistication to give your sew projects a more lovely tone.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre


  • Pod Printed Muslin

    Pod Printed Muslin

    Comfortable cotton cloth, this remarkable Pod Printed Muslin will surely enhance your sew projects. Add in a hint of nature to give your sew projects a more lovely tone.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre


  • Lattice Printed Muslin

    Lattice Printed Muslin

    Comfortable cotton cloth, this fascinating Lattice Printed Muslin will surely enhance your sew projects. Add in a hint of nature to give your sew projects a more lovely tone.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre



  • Paint Drop Printed Muslin

    Paint Drop Printed Muslin

    Comfortable cotton cloth, this enticing Paint Drop Printed Muslin will surely enhance your sew projects. Add in a hint of art to give your sew projects a more lovely tone.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre


  • Safari Walk Printed Muslin

    Safari Walk Printed Muslin

    Add a hint of safari to your sew projects, make it fun and hype using this adorable Safari Walk Printed Muslin will definitely add character and enhance your sew projects. Add zest and remarkable texture to your sew projects, with comfort and design go hand in hand, come create marvels with us.

    Reg: $10.99 per metre


  • Rainbow Unicorn Printed Muslin

    Rainbow Unicorn Printed Muslin

    Mysthical and magical sense to be embedded into your sew projects using this hype Rainbow Unicorn Printed Muslin will definitely add character and enhance your sew projects. Add zest and remarkable texture to your sew projects, with comfort and design go hand in hand, come create marvels with us.

    Reg: $10.99 per metre


  • Turtles Printed Muslin

    Turtles Printed Muslin

    Add a touch of cute and cuddly turtles, make your projects stand out with this lovely Turtles Printed Muslin will definitely add character and enhance your sew projects. Add zest and remarkable texture to your sew projects, with comfort and design go hand in hand, come create marvels with us.

    Reg: $10.99 per metre


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Can I purchase utility and general-purpose fabrics at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. This category of fabrics includes a number of useful fabrics that can be used for many applications, including muslins, gauze, vinyl and calico, as well as nappy polyester. Available by the metre, you can buy as much or as little as you need for your project, and you will have a wide choice of designs and colours to choose from too.

What can muslin, gauze and calico fabrics be used for?

Muslin, gauze and calico fabrics are all related but different. It is important to know that in some parts of the world, like the US and Canada, these terms may actually refer to different types of material, so if you are purchasing items from abroad keep that in mind. Here, these are the fabrics as we understand them:

Calico - a simple, cheap equal weft and warp plain weave fabric in white, cream or unbleached cotton with or without embellishments.

Muslin - a very fine, light plain weave cotton fabric. Sometimes called muslin gauze, it can be plain or have a variety of designs.

Gauze - Extremely soft and fine cotton fabric with a very open plain weave. A term used almost interchangeably with cheesecloth.

These fabrics have various applications. Muslin and gauze are often used in kitchens, for straining liquids and jellies or covering food to keep insects at bay. They are also used for making soft wraps for babies, and even sometimes as drapes around the home. Some of the delightful designs lend themselves to use in kids bedrooms too. Calico is a slightly thicker fabric that can be used for sewing pillowcases, bags, used as backing for quilts, and is often used in craft projects. Some calicos have stunning designs, making them ideal for statement pieces around the home, including wall hangings and other interior projects.

What else is included in this fabric range at Spotlight?

Vinyl fabrics have a number of useful applications around the home, such as tablecloths for inside and out, covering seat pads or cushions, making bags, aprons and many more items that can be wiped clean easily. There is also a nappy fabric included in the range, with lovely designs, ideal for making nappy covers for babies and toddlers.

Does Spotlight sell other types of fabric too?

Yes, here at Spotlight you can find fabrics for a variety of uses including dressmaking and tailoring, interior projects such as upholstery, drapes and blinds, fabrics suitable for bedding and towels, and a variety of specialty fabrics including faux furs and leathers, tulles, nets and more. Clothing, crafts, and home projects are all covered with our extensive selection of fabrics by the metre, so check out the whole range today to be inspired for your next sewing project!

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