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.