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Polyester Cotton Fabrics

Malbers Fabrics Polyester Cotton July

 


Here at Malbers Fabrics online store we have a beautiful range of Polyester Cotton fabrics, 65% polyester and 35% cotton. This range is a very good weight and quality which is easy to handle and sew. It is crease resistant and washable on a low temperature.
We have a choice of 9 different colours in a lovely floral range and also a choice of matching stripes in 5 colours all at a reasonable price of £3.49 per metre and 112cm/45" wide. If you're not sure about which  colour is right for your project we do fabric samples so you can look at them first.
These fabrics are ideal for clothing, craft projects and home decor. As many of us are making face masks you could use floral on one side and stripe on another. Maybe even make a matching dress or skirt, the possibilities are endless!! 
Have a browse through our range and once you've chosen your fabrics visit our haberdashery section for all the supplies you'll need to complete your project.
Happy sewing.

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Ditsy Florals

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Here is a new range of Ditsy Florals not long added to our online fabric shop malbersfabrics.co.uk. These are high quality 100% cotton fabrics which are soft, smooth and very crease resistant. They are also hard wearing fabrics, they wash beautifully on a low temperature wash so are ideal for face masks, bunting, clothing, home decor and lots of craft projects. They are also available as fat quarters ideal to mix in for quilting projects and come in 4 different colours pink, lemon, blue and lilac on a lovely soft cream background. You will not be disappointed to add these to your fabric collection.
So please visit our online store to find many more similar florals there.

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New In - Butterflies

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NEW IN STORE. To add to our collection of John Louden fabrics are Bright Fluttering Butterflies. They are printed on a new soft touch 100% cotton which has a good weight of approx 150gsm. They are gorgeous and bright to look at in delightful colourways. There is green with bright multi coloured butterflies and sky blue with multi coloured butterflies. These are ideal for dressmaking, home decor, bunting, and lots of craft projects. They are so lovely you will feel you want to buy them even if you don't know what you need them for at the moment!

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Fluffy Pom Poms & Tassles

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Here at malbersfabrics.co.uk we have a great range of bright and fluffy faux fur pom poms. They are ideal for adults and kids to get creative with. Use them on dance clothes & costumes, craft projects, gift wrap and card making. All you need is a dab of glue to stick them. Choose from multi coloured pom pom trim, velvety large pom pom's, and if you fancy a bit of tassel then how about the multi coloured tassel and pom pom trim. If you want to trim that bag you are making we have a great selection of Aztec braid with pom pom's, beads and tassels to make your project truly individual. Many home decoration projects look fabulous finished with Pom Poms or Tassles. Along the bottom of Roman Blinds or around the edges of those Cushions to cheer up our homes and give a fresh new look as we emerge from lockdown.
We have many options available in our online fabric store, so spread the word and have fun.

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Minki Kim Fabrics

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JUST ARRIVED in Malbers Fabrics online store is a fantastic selection from MINKI KIM fabrics by Riley Blake. Minki Kim is a trained artist who just loves to draw as you can tell from the beautiful fabric she designs. She takes her inspiration from living in Southern California. If you're feeling inspired by the BBC's Sewing Bee we have lovely floral cottons for tea dresses. Minki Kim fabrics are 100% cotton which makes them very easy to sew with  and are great for quilting, apparel and home decor and not to mention clothing and lots of other craft projects. These fabrics are 112cm wide with delightful patterns.
We also now have in stock NEW Panda fabric and Foxy the Fox fabric in 100% Cotton to add to our collection of beautiful crease resistant cotton fabrics.
Take a look we are sure you won't be able to resist them.

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New Riley Blake & Fabric Freedom

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Malbers Fabrics is open and busy busy with all your parcels.
We have added some more gorgeous Riley Blake 100% cottons in a choice of designs, one with delightful little Houses, a Patchwork pattern, one with tiny little various Dogs and a Ditsy Flowery design. These are all suitable to mix and match together and would be beautiful for patchwork, home furnishings, clothes and many more projects to fill all this extra time that many of you have. Riley Blake Are 100% cotton, lovely to feel and are a delight to sew with.
If you fancy sewing something with children in mind have a look at Fabric Freedom which is also a top quality 100% cotton fabric with fun childrens patterns like the Princess which comes in 3 colours, also we have the fun Farmyard selection. These are all ideal for clothes, bunting for bedrooms and why not have a go at making a 'teepee' which children would love to play in in the house or garden. Creative imaginative play to keep your little ones entertained for hours.

The links below will take you to some fabulous fabric designs.
Stay safe and happy sewing.

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Make your own Funky Fabric Face Masks

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I thought that this week we could provide you with a link to an easy to make facemask for these strange times that we are in. There is no reason why your face masks cannot be made of bright and funky fabrics to cheer each other up. On our website we have hundreds of lovely fabrics to choose from you just need to follow the guidelines below to:

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
  • Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

Why not use our 100% cotton fabric as this is a tighter weave fabric in the animal prints, spots, and the many floral prints that we have to choose from. Some customers are also choosing the cheaper alternative of polyester cotton fabric in lots of lovely prints but this is your personal choice. They are mostly made out of 3 layers so we have plenty of plain fabrics for the backing including wincyette which has been a popular choice. The non woven interfacing is an ideal choice for the filter inbetween the layers of fabric. Finally we have lots of different elastic in either round or a flat choice depending on which you prefer.

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How to make a felt Giraffe

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Malbers Fabrics are still open and sending out your orders every week, So why not keep yourself and your kids entertained this summer by doing some Felt Crafting using some of our A4 Felt Packs available in many colours in pre cut packs, or you could buy it Per Metre straight off the roll.

Felt Crafting can be fun and creative you could start by making a simple animal design to get into the swing of it.

Start by drawing free hand or tracing out your design using Tracing Paper.

Once you've drawn your design cut it out and mark around it onto the felt you have chosen for your creation using a Fabric Marking Pencil.

Now using some good quality Scissors you're ready to cut out the main body of your design as well as any extra bits you're going to be using later.

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Homemade Face Masks

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During the current situation many people are making their own face masks and here at Malbers Fabrics we have everything you need. We are still open for business, sending orders out monday to friday.
Our Cotton Poplin fabrics are ideal for face masks with plain tight weave and thin, smooth feel. The fact that they are also breathable makes them comfortable to wear. With a slight sheen it is a lovely fabric to work with and very easy care.
We have the perfect elastic in stock at the moment (code e26) which is 7mm wide and also why not line the face masks in a natural muslin fabric (code m1).
Below you will see some pictures sent in to us by a lovely customer, Sarah. She has been busy making her masks with our fabrics. Her friend is modelling hers, ready to go outside protecting those around her. Please remember that these materials are not suitable for professional use and are not medically certified.
We talk about Cotton Poplin fabrics a lot because they are so very versatile. Perfect for dresses, shirts, blouses, nightwear and much more. So get busy with your sewing projects and stay safe.
Please have a browse and I'm sure you'll find everything you need in one place.

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Eye Popping Fabrics

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We are very pleased to say Malbers Fabrics is still open for business at this stressful time. We are implementing all recommended Covid-19 guidelines in our warehouse. More now than ever hobbies are proving essential to peoples positive mental health. Completing a craft project gives satisfaction and a sense of being productive and useful.
We have a great range of modern, quirky and eye popping colourful fabrics of all types. Take a look at the beautiful range of cotton poplin fabrics which are suitable for the homemade protection masks that everyone is making at the moment. They help to keep you and your loved ones safe although these materials are not suitable for professional use and are not medically certified. You can also use the fat quarters for a range of different colours and themes for the masks. We also have the elastic and threads to complete your project. Now you have more time please visit our online store and browse.

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Crafting With Children


Chatham Glyn 100% Cotton fabrics are a lovely quality and easy to work with. These very fashionable designs are perfect for all your blinds, curtains and craft projects. If you are crafting with your children during this time at home why not try one of our attractive designs. We have beach huts, twinkle stars, strawberries, stripes and cats, plenty to choose from.
In our haberdashery section we have various crafting adhesives. The Craft Planet Kids Zone paper and craft glue pens and PVA are ideal choices when working with your children to safely create their latest masterpiece.
Have lots of fun crafting together.

Stay Safe.

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Easter Projects

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With Easter fast approaching have a look at our lovely selection of rabbit themed and easter egg themed ribbons. We have wire edged rabbit ribbon in 4 different colours and two different widths. Another wire edged grosgrain ribbon in 3 colours with chicks in a 40mm width. The beauty of wire edged ribbon is that it ties beautifully and stays where you want it to. These ribbons are perfect for homemade Easter bonnets and to tie around those special eggs or gifts.
There are also packs of fat quarters with rabbits and contrasting stripes, checks and spots at a reasonable price of £9.99 for 6 pieces approx 48cm x 55cm.
So please visit our online store and let your imagination run wild and help to pass the time creating beautiful Easter projects.

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Voluptuous Velvets

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If you have finished last weeks project and want to work with something different, you could always have a go at making something beautiful and luxurious for yourself from our lovely selection of velvet fabrics. We sell 100% cotton velvet which is of beautiful quality in a lovely soft matte finish. It is non stretch and of a heavy weight.
The colours are very rich in red, black, bottle, royal, and wine.
It is an ideal fabric for home interiors, dressmaking, jackets and skirts, even curtains.
We recommend dry cleaning for this product.
In our online fabric store we also have crushed velvet which is 150cms wide also in rich colours, this is a very soft flowing fabric and also crease resistant making it easy to work with.
When you've chosen your fabric visit our haberdashery section for all the sewing accessories you might need.
Stay safe and keep sewing.

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Lovely Linen


If we are all going to be hunkered down how about having a sewing project to pass the time!
Here at malbersfabrics.co.uk we have a lovely selection of Linens. There is Irish Linen which is spun and woven in Ireland from 100% linen yarns. It has a natural beauty of it's own. Choose from a lovely natural colour of beige and a cream Irish linen. Linen is perfect for making gorgeous cushions, seat covers, hand printing your own design onto it, or for lots of home furnishings and even for strong and natural bags to replace plastic.
Then we have lots of other linens to choose from which are very strong and absorbent which makes then cool in the summer and warm in the winter. These are made from the fibres of the flax plant. Again we have white's, cream's, oatmeal through to black.
We recommend dry cleaning for linen fabrics.

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Cool Poplin Fabrics

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Now that spring is in the air, we have some gorgeous 100% cotton poplin fabrics that are ideal for that little summer dress you've been dreaming of for your holidays. It also makes lovely bunting for weddings or that special party in the garden. If home decorations are your thing these fabrics are perfect for picture window curtains or covering a household item. Can you feel the sunshine?? It's up there somewhere.
These poplin fabrics are excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Take a look at cf27 which is a lovely bee pattern in a navy blue with striking yellow bees also cp4 which is a flamingo fabric and very much on trend at the moment. If you fancy something floral we have lots of vintage prints have a browse at cf2 sky, cf1 pink and cf11 white and I am sure you will be inspired. These cottons are very crease resistant, easy to work with and the colours are vibrant.
Our online fabric store has everything you need to complete your project. When you chosen your fabrics visit the Haberdashery section for all your accessories.

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Riley Blake Fabrics

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Riley Blake Fabrics are now stocked at Malbers Fabrics online store.
Riley Blake fabrics were founded in 2008 from a Utah based fabric design company.
They are a versitile, fun, modern design which are a joy to work with. A fabric very popular with quilters. The different colour palettes offering a fresh, vibrant finish. These fabrics are also a popular choice for dressmaking and are lovely for home decor. The 100% cotton is of a great quality which is delightful to work with. The colours are bright and vivid. We have Wildflower Boutique in 2 different designs and 2 colours in each. The first design comes in Navy or Teal and the second design comes in Green or Teal. They are best washed cold and tumbled dried on low. Please take a look as I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Embroidered Tulle Lace

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In keeping with last weeks blog on the lace theme, we have a beautiful range of embroidered tulle lace by the metre in 12 different stunning colours to compliment any evening or wedding outfit. They are double scalloped and some are 107cms wide and others are 132cms wide. It is non stretch and made of a polyester viscose mix.
We also have a lovely cream stretch lace which is ideal if you need the fabric to stretch a little and it is also beautifully soft and drapey.
If you prefer ivory, perhaps for a wedding dress, there is a top quality John Kaldor lace which has an elegant vintage look.
The haberdashery section contains all the needles, threads, scissors and accessories you will need for your latest sewing project.

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Lace Trimmings

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With a large range of lace trimmings on our website we are sure there's something for every project. One of our big favourites is the beautiful guipure lace in lots of different designs, widths and colours.
Have a look at the flat white guipure lace 75mm wide. This lace is very popular for trimming shorts, dresses and skirts. The black narrow lace with daisies is a versitile lace which can be sewn or glued onto your craft project.
We also stock a black vintage guipure lace 55mm wide, a white milky yarn lace and an African embroidered French lace which is 40mm deep.
Guipure lace is very elegant and is made by twisting and braiding the threads to craft amazing designs and is truly the very best lace you can buy. It can be used for Weddings, Dresses, Cake Decorations and Home Furnishings.
So why not treat yourself as soon Spring will be in the air bringing inspiration for your new projects.


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John Kaldor Jersey Fabric

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We have some new John Kaldor stretch jersey fabric in stock. 
John Kaldor fabrics are top quality. The jersey has a beautiful soft stretch with a good weight. It has a lovely drape which is ideal for sewing dresses, skirts and tops. We have three lovely colours available, damson, lilac and pink.
Remember always use a machine needle for jersy fabric which we also have in our haberdashery section, along with elastics, threads, scissors and trimmings.
Maybe now is the time to start thinking about that little spring number you have in mind.
Wash at 30 degrees, do not tumble dry and use a cool iron.

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Winter Wool Fabric

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When it is cold and wet outside and the trend for checks is everywhere you look have a browse through our wool and wool mix fabrics. You might be inspired to run yourself up a warm winter skirt or jacket to compliment those gorgeous new ankle boots you've just bought in the sales. You could even make yourself a new bag to go with that outfit you've got your eye on.
Wool is a sustainable fabric and is designed to last a long time meaning anything that you make will last a lot longer which is of course better for the environment.
If clothes aren't your thing how about freshening up your home with some new funky checked cushion covers or blinds.

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 Here at Malbers Fabrics online store we have a beautiful range of Polyester Cotton fabrics, 65% polyester and 35% cotton. This range is a very good weight and quality which is easy to handle and sew. It is crease resistant and washable on a low temperature.We have a choice of 9 different colours in a lovely floral range and also a choice of m...
Here is a new range of Ditsy Florals not long added to our online fabric shop malbersfabrics.co.uk. These are high quality 100% cotton fabrics which are soft, smooth and very crease resistant. They are also hard wearing fabrics, they wash beautifully on a low temperature wash so are ideal for face masks, bunting, clothing, home decor and lots ...
NEW IN STORE. To add to our collection of John Louden fabrics are Bright Fluttering Butterflies. They are printed on a new soft touch 100% cotton which has a good weight of approx 150gsm. They are gorgeous and bright to look at in delightful colourways. There is green with bright multi coloured butterflies and sky blue with multi coloured butterfli...
Here at malbersfabrics.co.uk we have a great range of bright and fluffy faux fur pom poms. They are ideal for adults and kids to get creative with. Use them on dance clothes & costumes, craft projects, gift wrap and card making. All you need is a dab of glue to stick them. Choose from multi coloured pom pom trim, velvety large pom pom's, and if...

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