Buying Fabric Online

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MrsJackRackham Fri 24-Apr-20 08:58:46

I've had my mum's sewing machine sat in my kitchen for months now and have decided now is the perfect opportunity to start sewing.
Obviously I can only buy fabric online just now which makes things difficult as i can't feel it. I want to make a very simple tunic style top, quite light, for summer. Not shiny polyester, more like lightweight cotton. Can anyone please recommend a cheap reasonably priced online shop and advise what fabric description to look for? Thanks

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HalloHalloHallo Sat 25-Apr-20 16:18:51

Maybe not ideal but I've bought cheap fabric off Ebay and Amazon before and it turned out better than I had expected. Have used the fabric to make various types of bags and a quilt and even after washing them they are still ok. Large selection of colours and cheap especially if you can get one with free shipping. Can't recomend a shop I'm afraid as I'm not aware of one.

boomchikawowwow Sat 25-Apr-20 16:19:54

There's a website called £1 a metre that's really good

LIZS Sat 25-Apr-20 16:26:55

John lewis have dress fabric online . I used white lodge fabrics a few years back and you can request swatches, as with some others, Minerva was another iirc. Not sure who is open though atm. Would suggest a polycotton if starting out, definitely not too fine or stretchy.

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Sat 25-Apr-20 16:46:16

Minerva crafts are really good. Have used them quite a few times with no problems. Also used a couple of weeks ago and was happy with the fabric

MrsJackRackham Sat 25-Apr-20 18:38:06

Thanks for your suggestions everyone, I've plenty to look at now.

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Knittedfairies Mon 27-Apr-20 14:28:26

Some companies will send a sample, either foc or for a small sum. Enjoy your sewing!

CuriousaboutSamphire Mon 27-Apr-20 14:38:11

Minerva have said, this morning, that they are running a bit late on deliveries, may not be quite what you want to hear. But do check with whoever you order from, so as not to be disappointed

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