Jilly P's Under the Sea fabric collection for Dashwood Studio is a fun collection of prints in a soft summer palette, inspired by life under the waves. Mermaids and their friends play happily together amongst the corals… and who knew that Bertie could snorkel!
100% Cotton, 110cm (44") wide.
Suitable for: dressmaking, quilting, bags, home decor projects and general crafts.
What Can I Make With This Fabric?
This fabric is a medium weight cotton, one of the most versatile and easy to sew with types of fabric.
Medium weight cotton (also known as quilting weight cotton) is used in quilting, bag making, cushions, lampshades, blinds, curtains, soft toys, bunting, dressmaking and more!
It is a reasonably dense fabric with a soft feel and just enough weight and stiffness to produce good quality, long lasting, results.
If you are considering using this type of fabric for dressmaking, consider how you want your fabric to fall/drape. Medium weight cotton is great for children's clothes and where you want a defined shaped, such as in an a-line skirt or vintage-inspired shift dress, but won't work for floaty dresses or blouses.
It can be stiffened with the introduction of interfacing for making rigid bags, squidgy zip up pouches etc..
Preparing For Sewing
If your project is going to be regularly washed then you should pre-wash your fabric, medium weight cottons can shrink by upto 6% when first washed - that's a loss of 6cm for every mtr!
Exception to the rule...
If you are quilting and like the slightly crinkly vintage look, wait until after you have finished sewing your quilt to wash it, the fabric will shrink at a different rate to the wadding and that lovely crinkly finish will magically appear.
If you do pre-wash your fabrics, do this before your cut your pattern pieces out of your fabric, washing powder/conditioner are optional.
How to Order
I want to order one continuous piece of fabric (110cm/44" wide)Tell us if you would like to order in cms or mtrs using the options box below, then type the required length in the quantity box and add to basket.
- If you would like to order a single piece of fabric, 2mtrs long, select mtrs from the options below, put 2 in the quantity box and add to basket.
- If you would like to order a single piece of fabric 2.5mtrs long, select cms from the options below, put 250 in the quantity box and add to basket.
I want a fat quarter
If you like to work in fat quarters (pre-cut pieces of fabric 50cm x 55cm wide), select fat quarters from the options box below, let us know how many you need in the quantity box and add to basket.
Save 20% if you order 400cm or more of this fabric (order in cms and the discount will be applied automatically).
A great range of pre-cut packs of fabric, including Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and bunting triangles!
- Availability: In Stock