Oh, how we do like to be beside the Seaside. Unfortunately, the idea of going on holiday abroad seems like a distant dream so it’s time we start appreciating the gorgeous seaside towns we have on our doorsteps, and what better way to do this than by bringing this classic British vibe into your home and summer wardrobe? Here at Fabrics Galore, we love the Great British seaside, which is why we have the perfect nautical fabrics for you to enjoy.
Nautical Stripes and spots
Nothing says seaside beachwear like a classic blue and white stripe, or a red and white polka dot - they are timeless patterns in the warmer months. Now, although there is no guarantee of bikini weather throughout the British summer, you can certainly get into the spirit of it. Any garments crafted with these materials would be the ideal addition to any outfit which is sported on a promenade down the beach with an ice cream in hand - naturally with a flake (although watch out – there seems to be a shortage).
Oh and don’t forget to check out our chambray fabric collection in seaside stripes and classic ice-cream colours.
How about a subtle nautical vibe?
If you still want to give a nod to seaside trend in your holiday wear, these nautical themed fabrics are perfect for a slightly subtler approach to your outfit. They are not only beautiful but also very cheery, so perfect for summer, and adding a little bit of sunshine to your day. Both of these prints are still considered novelty fabrics, but they have a simpler theme to their design, so would be a great fabric choice for a summer dress, skirt, or even some fun pyjamas which you can pack for your staycation.
What about a seaside crafting project?
Maybe you are thinking more of bringing the seaside into your crafting plans? Why not start working on a seaside quilt so that any trip to the bedroom feels like a trip to the beach? As the British weather is so unpredictable, making a quilt would be a great rainy-day project. It is a wonderful excuse to bring the family together and create some fantastic designs that bring the sunshine and summer indoors - even if it is pouring with rain! With our fun range of fabric designs, you can easily create the Great British seaside quilt of your dreams which gets passed down from generation to generation. At Fabrics Galore, we have an entire collection dedicated to a nautical or seaside quilting project.
Don’t forget your seaside accessories
You can’t make a trip to the seaside without a fun bag to keep all of your belongings safe. Why bother with a boring, plain design when you can create a fun and eye-catching accessory which embodies the fun and frivolity of the British summer? Our Happy Plaice fabric has a certain Prada sequence vibe, which we just adore. A bag project is not only so fun, but a homemade bag is also a very practical addition to your everyday life, so why not give it a try?
Inject some seaside decor into your home
If you don’t want to wear a seaside print, you can always incorporate the trend into your home and inject some of the Great British seaside in your home decor. Rather than just bringing a stick of rock home, who can resist these cute seagull and puffin fabrics? They would be perfect for anything from cushions, aprons or maybe even curtains. Across our website, we have an abundance of seaside themed prints for you to choose from which can be used for a stand-out nautical home furnishing project that you are certain to fall in love with.
Enjoy the great British seaside this summer
If you would like to learn more about our wide range of fabrics, and what projects you can try, you are more than welcome to telephone us on 020 7738 9589. By signing up to our free newsletter, we can even provide you with regular email updates about your favourite fabrics, so you always have access to fun ideas and inspiration for your next project.