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My Vintage Fabric Collection

February 14, 2013

I love vintage fabrics because the prints are so different to anything we see today. Even reproduction vintage items tend to have prints that are quite sympathetic to modern tastes. I’ve collected quite a few pieces of vintage fabric. At the moment I don’t really use them I just look at them and enjoy them. I often use them as backdrops for photographs and when the right project comes along I will eventually use my vintage fabric to make something new and fabulous! I thought I’d share a few of them with you…

I love the colours on this beautiful piece of Sanderson fabric

I’d like to make this pretty fabric into a cushion for one of the girls bedrooms

I only have a small piece of this gorgeous print, it’s so pretty I would love enough to make a dress with it!

How retro is this! I think it is part of an old bed sheet.

Another oen that I wish I had more of, I’d love a 1950s style tea dress in this.

I love the bold florals on this fabric. I’m planning to use this to cover the front of a notebook or photo album.

This one makes me feel all summery!

Another vintage sheet pattern


I love this chintzy fabric being a fan of anything floral or rosy.

This is a new fabric which I bought from a fabric shop in Brighton. I love the retro kitchen design. I had originally bought this to make an apron, but I haven’t got round to it yet.

This is one of my favourite fabric in comes from a pillowcase I bought in a charity shop for 75p. I=So far I’ve used it as the back of a patchwork cushion and to make a bunny toy for my daughter.


This is a Cath Kidston fabric which I bought in the sale when I worked there about 9 years ago.


Apologies for the blurry image! This 1950s boat fabric is beautiful but I only have a very small bit. I might just frame it and put it in my bathroom.

The above two would make beautiful dresses.

This is another vintage sanderson which I would like to use to make a cushion.


This is another one which I got from the fabric shop in Brighton.

  • Reply
    February 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Those are gorgeous fabrics! When I see vintage fabrics, I am transported back to my childhood. My mother sewed almost everything we had, and we spent a lot of time in fabric shops. I love the scent and look of fabrics! And these do conjure up those childhood images for me. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    February 15, 2013 at 1:30 am

    This collection truly is enough to make a vintage loving lass like me go weak in the knees. My goodness, what a terrific array of patterns you have you. I especially love the florals and super cute vintage kitchen print, but there isn’t a single one that doesn’t leave me in a state of bliss at the mere sight. 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

  • Reply
    February 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    So Jealous! I Love them all! especially the third one, such pretty colours.

    • Reply
      February 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      That’s one of my very favourites. Many hours were spent trawling ebay and charity shops to build this collection!

  • Reply
    April 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

    i love/collect vintage fabric too…and i make make most of my clothes (and my partner’s clothes) from my ‘stash’. it started when i inherited a whole lot of fabric from my mother- circa 1950s and 60s.

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