Calico

Calico is an inexpensive, plain weave fabric, usually in white, cream or unbleached cotton, suitable for a large variety of application in and around the home as well as for craft projects or dressmaking. It is lighter than denim and canvas and has a very natural, unfinished appearance. At Spotlight, we stock bleached and unbleached calicos, as well as variations such as seeded and coated calico fabrics.

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Can I buy calico at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Whether you are looking for bleached or unbleached, we are sure to have the calico fabric that you need for your next project. Calico fabric is a popular choice for many different crafts and this rustic material is both versatile and durable. Shop online or in-store now for great deals across the store.

What is calico?

Calico is a plain woven cotton textile that has a long and cultured history, being used for creating clothes since the 11th century. It is a course and rough fabric that is often half-processed and undyed. It is sturdy and durable and can be used in a wide range of different craft projects.

What types of calico do you have available at Spotlight?

Here at Spotlight we have a wide selection of different calico fabrics available, including different types of treatments and finishes. Check out our handy guide below to help you to choose the best calico fabric for your creation.

Bleached Calico/ Unbleached Calico: In their nature state, fibres that form fabrics are using a natural creamy colour, as you can see in our collection of unbleached calico fabrics available. Bleaching produces a lighter whiter effect and the fabric has undergone a process in which substances have been used to remove natural colourants. 

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