Antique and vintage fabric runs the gamut from Middle Eastern silk to 1950s atomic prints to 1970s classics by (for example) Finland's Marimekko. Vintage fabric is popular among fashion and sewing enthusiasts, as there’s nothing quite like making a traditional-styled garment out of traditional fabric!
Vintage fabric can be used for multiple purposes, from crafts (such as fashion, home décor, and quilting) to education, teaching about the periods in which the material was made and used.
Some 19th century (and earlier) fabrics that are popular to collect and still available to find include calico, gingham, muslin, and linen, as well as home-spun materials. From t...
Collecting vintage fabric can be a fun and affordable hobby, but beware: it can be dangerous when combined with vintage patterns!
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Is that you, Jessa? Girls star Jemima Kirke channels HBO character as she ...Daily Mail, May 10th
Of course, there are some people who don't get it at all, and can't stand that it's vintage fabric because they want something new. But that's not my type of client.' Read more: Welcome - Geminola - An eclectic assortment if style for you and your home...Read more
Open House 3 to open doors this weekendWorthington Daily Globe, May 5th
She is also starting a line of pillows made out of vintage fabric that she has found. “I will have some pillows inserts here, but for the most part people can just go home and slide them over their pillows,” she said. She will have two different sizes...Read more
Interiors: how to redecorate your home on a budgetTelegraph.co.uk, April 25th
For fabrics, it is worth trying online companies such as The Remnant Room, which sells offcuts of designer and vintage fabric, including Laura Ashley, Liberty and William Morris designs. Vintage liberty print fabric starts at £16p/m. Or shop around for...Read more
Local crafts go to worldWairarapa Times-Age, April 25th
Almost everything she makes is handmade in her Featherston studio, at the back of her home, using vintage textiles, locally sourced where she can, to create a range of cute and colourful bags, purses and homeware. "I use mainly vintage fabric. I buy it...Read more
416 Pages of PucciStyle.com, April 25th
The lushly illustrated tome—initially released as an oversize, limited-run epic covered in vintage fabric—has been given new life as a 416-page coffee-table book. Four different covers are available in Pucci's signature acid-hued, kaleidoscopic...Read more
Threading through Artista VistaThe State, April 24th
“What would happen if I took leftover Bojangles' tea and steeped vintage fabric in it,” she asked rhetorically before jumping to another idea. “And no one that I know is using any part of the magnolia. I don't know if it will work, but when you think...Read more
Love+Monsters' handmade keiki bootiesHONOLULUMagazine.com, April 23rd
$32 vintage fabric booties, $47 handwoven yarn booties, sizes 0-4 months and 4-8 months, available at Baby Awearness, Manoa Marketplace, (808) 988-0010. For more information or custom orders, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on Tuesday, April...Read more
All in a good cause - The AgeThe Age, April 20th
''Streat gave me a lot of confidence, and got my skills up. Now I want to get into the Charcoal Lane program [see Eat] and start my apprenticeship.'' ? Buy Streat from cafes ($45) or online ($55) at streat.com.au. ? Vintage fabric tee, the Social...Read more