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Easter Prints

Malbrs Fabrics Easter Fabrics


Three new Easter prints on a good quality 100% cotton fabric. These 147cm/57" wide fabrics are great value at £9.20mt. The designs are soft and the fabric has a lovely drape, being easy to handle. Choose from the cutest bunnies, lambs and chicks you have ever seen. This adorable cotton fabric is digitally printed in Lancashire. Now is the time to get making the Easter bunting and tableware or trimming your Easter bonnets.

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Crafty Jaquards

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New in stock we have added Crafty Jaquards to our online fabric collection. These are just delightful fabrics and when you see them you'll surely want to buy them. Two beautiful fabrics that could be mixed and matched to make curtains or blinds with matching cushions or table covers. They are so soft they would also be ideal for clothing. Made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. The patterns of sprigs and ferns are in a lovely shimmery silver grey and fit in perfectly with the grey theme of the moment. Add these fabrics to your collection ready for your next sewing project.
They are a nice wide width making them very economical to use at 140cm/55" width and the reasonable price of £10.99mt. Making them ideal to refresh your home for Spring!

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Classic Corduroy

An alternative to Denim is the versatile yet classic 100% cotton Corduroy in lots of different shades. This is a strong durable fabric ideal for fabric for all the dressmakers out there. You can make trousers, skirts and jackets. For all the crafters it's also ideal for cushions, bags and upholstery! The lines on corduroy are known as wales and they get the number of wales from how many ridges there are in an inch. We have in stock 8, 14 and 21 wale in a variety of colours and all available in good wide widths making it more economical to use. Even if you don't have a project in mind these Corduroys are a versatile addition to your fabric collection.

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Rose and Hubble


Rose and Hubble 100% cotton poplin ditsy prints are a popular range of fabrics for your collection. They are available in a range of delicate Spring colours. With a soft, smooth handle and great drape, this fabric is ideal for quilting, craft and clothing applications. With a smooth finish, these 100% cotton prints come in a weight perfect for both craft and clothing. This is a lovely cotton and ideal for lots of projects at a very reasonable price of £5.89mt. We also have a gorgeous good quality polyester cotton in a ditsy print at the great price of £2.99mt which is ideal for clothing and lots of other projects. Take a look I'm sure you'll be tempted for this spring.

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Durable Denim

With Spring in the air, our thoughts turn to summer clothing and new sewing projects. We have some lovely lightweight Denim fabric that comes in three shades, light, medium and dark. It is ideal for making shirts, blouses and dresses. Denim is also perfect for making home accessories such as cushions or curtains. Denim is a durable fabric, good for the environment and easy to wash and look after, plus it goes with everything you wear! These denim fabrics have a wide width of 148cm/58" and are very reasonably priced at £8.99mt. Take a look at our website and browse the other medium and heavyweight Denim that we stock.

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Malbers Fabrics have a variety of coloured Hessian fabrics in stock. Choose from a lovely fresh Yellow, Sand, Blue, Peacock and more. These are available at 96cm wide. We also have a natural uncoloured Hessian which is 100cm wide.
Hessian is a natural product, 100% coarse, strong Jute, suitable for many crafting projects including bags, gift sacks and artwork. The uncoloured hessian can also be used to protect delicate plants during the winter months. This is a great product to keep in your fabric collection ready for your next project.
Our extensive range of fabrics is available for posting right across the UK from our warehouse in North Devon.

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Queens Platinum Jubilee


In June of this year, we will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, that's an incredible 70 years on the throne. Her Majesty will be thrilled to have the country celebrating with her. 
Here at Malbers Fabrics we have a selection of Union Jack Fabrics and Ribbons ready to create your special decorations or clothing. Whether you're having a garden party, a street party or taking part in the Platinum Pudding Competition we have lots of red, white and blue to add those finishing touches. Bunting is a must! This is going to be a massive celebration so planning ahead is essential.
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Tartan Fabrics

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As we wish each other Happy New Year we must not forget about the great poet Robert 'Rabbie' Burns who wrote greats such as 'Address The Hagis'. Burns Night is one of the main days of celebration in the Scottish calendar. Music, dancing and feasting on Haggis, Neeps and Tatties of course with lots of tots of whiskey. It is traditional to wear your own clan of Tartan fabric of which we have a great range. Royal Stewart, Black Watch, Skye, Menzies and Mcleod to name but a few and not forgetting the tartan ribbon that we have in stock. These rich fabrics are perfect for clothing, scarves, table runners or other homewares. So get those machines buzzing and enjoy the celebrations.

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Sale Time

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Malbers Fabrics are offering 10% discount right across our website until January 22nd 2022. 
Use discount code jan22 at the checkout to get the discount off your entire order over £10.00.
A great opportunity to stock up on patterned fabrics, plain fabrics, upholstery fabrics, haberdashery supplies and more.
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Don't forget to use code jan22 at the checkout to get 10% off your order as long as you spend over £10.00.

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Haberdashery Gifts

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If you are stuck for those last-minute stocking fillers this Christmas look no further than on our extensive haberdashery section for great ideas. How about Fiskars Razor Sharp Scissors in 21cm or 23cm lengths. Remember to only use fabric scissors on fabric and not paper as this will blunt them. Do this and they will last you for many years. Another great idea is a Rotary Cutter and customers say once you've used one of these you'll wonder how you managed before. We have two good quality ones to choose from along with the extra blades to stash away and then of course you would need a Self Healing Cutting Board to make the set complete. What a wonderful present that would be for the dressmaker/crafter/upholsterer in your life.

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Malbers Fabrics Winceyette Blog

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning in a snuggly warm nightshirt or pair of pyjamas. Sounds bliss, doesn't it? Why not make your warm winter nightwear using our range of 100% cotton Winceyette in a range of plain colours starting at £3.99mt. We also have a Tartan pattern or Floral print to choose from. Lovely soft cotton with a brushed texture gives that comfortable feel suitable for the whole family. These fabrics make great gifts. For the bigger sewing projects, there is a very wide at 150cm / 59" wide at a very reasonable price of £5.99mt. Have a browse and plan your winter warmer makes ready for Christmas.

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Luxurious Velvet

We all know Velvet as a soft, luxurious fabric that is perfect for creating homewares such as cushions and curtains as well as being a beautiful dressmaking fabric. Imagine that Christmas Day dress or jacket that only you have. Velvet has an elegant drape and a unique soft and shiny appearance due to the characteristics of the short pile fibres. The colours we stock are jewel like in appearance.
Choose from 100% Cotton Velvet at the great price of £8.49mt 112cm / 45" wide or Crushed Velvet at £3.99mt / 150cm / 59" wide.
In the large majority of cases, Crushed Velvets are stretchy, either because they contain elastane or because their base is knitted and not woven. They are generally made out of polyester.
Both Cotton and Polyester Velvets are suitable for Upholstery projects due to their durability.

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Winter Wool

Now the night's are drawing in and Winter is upon us how about making yourself a warm skirt or coat. We have a great selection of 100% wool fabrics that are nice and cosy for the Winter months ahead.
Humans have been washing, weaving, and wearing wool since 10,000 BCE. It's certainly a material that has stood the test of time and is as popular as ever. Wool has been used for many projects such as clothing, interior decor, textiles and carpets. It is available in many colours, patterns and weaves. When making clothing from wool fabrics consider using a good quality lining material for extra comfort.
Wool fibre is soft and durable so any clothing you choose to make will serve you well for years to come.
Sewers of any standard will find wool fabrics easy to handle. So head over to our wool section now and choose a fabric for your next project. 

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Cosy Corduroy

Malbers Fabrics Corduroy

Corduroy is one of those sturdy, reliable fabrics that sewers tend to take for granted. A cousin of velvet (the original French cord du roi means “king’s cord”), this is a fabric we think of today more in connection with children's clothing rather than garments for everyone. But current fashion designers are taking a new look at this affordable staple and savvy sewers should too. Corduroy is soft and very easy to work with.
The ribs, or wales, are what gives corduroy its distinct quality and the number of wales lets you know what kind of cord you’re dealing with. When you see a wale number given it’s telling you there are that many ribs per inch so the higher the wale number the finer the wales will be. Classic Corduroy typically has 14 wales per inch.
It has a warm and cosy feel so it is ideal for clothing for the Autumn or Winter. Here at Malbers Fabrics we have a great range of different corduroys in a variety of colours for you to choose from.

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Christmas Fat Quarters

Fat quarters are ideal for all those small Christmas projects that you are making. We have a selection of mixed festive designs for you to choose from.
Fat quarters are traditionally used for quilting as they are 100% cotton, soft and easy to work with. A Christmas quilt would be a fabulous gift, starting a tradition to be brought out each year. We stock everything you need to complete a project like this from measuring and cutting to backing and padding.
Or why not try making some re-usable Christmas crackers, table mats, napkins or Christmas decorations and give them as presents for those friends that are difficult to buy for.

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Christmas Fabrics

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Christmas is coming and the sewing is really picking up a pace now. You may need some lovely Christmas fabric for all the gifts and decorations you are making. The great news is that this year we have expanded our range to similar that of our large fabric shop we used to have in Barnstaple, Devon. We have Glitter Stars, Trees and Tartans in two different sizes among many many more amazing, colourful designs. They come in reds, greens, creams and also blue with snowflakes which goes perfectly with silver accessories. Some are extra wide at 135cm / 53" making them ideal for tablecloths and napkins. So why not go to town with your Christmas makes this year especially as we all missed Christmas last year.

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Advent Calendars

Fancy making your own Advent Calendars and Christmas Stockings? If so you need to be starting early if you want to pad and quilt them for a finish that will stand the test of time.
Many of our customers make them for their children or grandchildren and they are brought out year after year as part of the family Christmas traditions. Some have made it into adulthood and still get them out every year. You can do as much or as little as you want to them. Why not personalise them to make them extra special.
We have just added two new stocking panels from the Bernatex range 'Better Not Pout' and they are beautiful, plus a new advent calendar in traditional Christmas colours all at very reasonable prices.
We also have an extensive range of Christmas Ribbons and Bows to choose from.
So what are you waiting for? Time to get started.

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Cosy Fleece

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With the night's drawing in and Autumn in full swing it's time to think about getting cosy and warm. We've got a lovely selection of Anti Pil Fleece fabric in stock, available in 12 different colours. This fleece is lovely and thick, ideal for dressing gowns, outdoor clothing and blankets or throws. Being quick to wash and dry means this fleece is very easy to care for. The fact that it doesn't fray when cut makes it ideal for winter scarves and many other cosy sewing projects. Great for making Christmas presents like dressing gowns or hot water bottle covers. 

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Popular Ticking Fabrics

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Back by popular demand these lovely Ticking fabrics in 6 different colours. Ticking Stripe fabric is usually made from 100% cotton or a blend of cotton and linen yarns in a herringbone weave. Traditionally Ticking fabrics were used underneath upholstery projects but we've come to love these classic striped patterns so believe they should be shown off. In a ticking stripe, you have the central coloured broad stripe with a thin stripe on either side usually in the same colour – this gives the illusion of a wider stripe. Stripes are 8mm. The width is 137cm / 54" and the weight is 196gsm. We have in stock some lovely colours of Pink, Marine, Denim, Grey, Red, and Olive all of which are ideal for making blinds, cushions, bags, bunting, and lots of other projects.

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Ribbons Galore

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Those of you who visited our shop in Boutport Street, Barnstaple when we had it will remember the thousands of metres of Ribbon we had. The selection was incredible. Well, now we are adding those ranges to our website. As you can imagine this takes a considerable amount of time so you will have to check back regularly to see more styles, designs and widths. We have Velvet Ribbons, Plain Ribbons, Patterned Ribbons, Gros Grain, Metallic, Wedding Ribbons, whatever your latest sewing project we're sure you'll find a suitable ribbon to add that special finishing touch.
We are hoping to have a great range of Christmas Ribbon on here very soon. We have already added a good selection of Tartan Ribbon in lots of different widths but there are a lot more to add yet!
Whatever your clan, be it Macgregor, Buchanan, Rose Tartan or Dress Stewart these are just a few.

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