No matter what sewing projects you enjoy working on, sometimes the simplest materials can be incredibly inspiring to work with - including brushed cotton. This fabric staple has so many possibilities, so there are plenty of projects you can work on with it. If you would like to learn some of the fun and creative ways to sew with brushed cotton fabric, feel free to continue reading to learn more.


What is brushed cotton fabric? 


This versatile material is a combination of various fabric structures which are brushed finely to remove any excess lint, which ultimately leaves the fabric with a soft and smooth finish. Here at Fabrics Galore, we have many different patterns of brushed cotton available including red, green, blue, and yellow tartans as well as a fabulous range of novelty fabrics. All of our fabrics are easy to take care of and won’t discolour, no matter how many washes you put them through, so you can invest in a long-lasting, cost-effective material that you will love for years to come.


Uses of brushed cotton fabric


People often turn to brushed cottons when the weather turns cooler as the raised fibres not only keep us warmer but also feel super snuggly and soft on the skin.


  • One of the nicest and perhaps most obvious uses of brushed cotton in dressmaking is to make a snuggly pair of winter pyjamas – read on to find out how Tilly and the Buttons made unisex pyjamas!


  • However brushed cotton fabric is equally good for shirts, pinafore dresses, blouses, dresses and even skirts. Check out our brushed cotton florals which are ideal for these!


  • As a furnishing fabric, brushed cotton is perfect for pillow cases, duvet covers, and cushion covers creating a warmer winter look for your bedroom and living room interiors. Brushed cotton is also used widely in patchwork and quilting for the same reason.


  • As a crafting fabric, brushed cotton can be used to make soft toys and would be prefect for a cuddly teddy bear or other animal soft toy.



Tartan brushed cotton fabric

Brushed cotton tartan fabric 

Tartan has always been an incredibly popular print, especially as Autumn arrives. The colours we have available easily fit in with the changing colour trends, and there are plenty of dressmaking projects you can work on with this material. One of Fabrics Galore’s most popular collections of tartan fabrics is called ‘Clueless’, which is named after the classic film. Tartan was traditionally made of wool but is now frequently made in various materials - including brushed cotton!


There are endless ways to use tartan in both your dressmaking and furnishing projects, and you have the option to design tartan dresses, skirts and even scarves - which can easily be incorporated into any autumn/winter wardrobe.


Novelty fabrics


Fabrics Galore novelty brushed cotton fabric


Here at Fabrics Galore, we are delighted to host a range of different novelty brushed cotton fabrics which can easily be incorporated into any project, if you are looking to design something with the fun factor to cheer us all up! One of our favourite ways we have seen this done is through comfy pyjama bottoms and shorts, which have been designed by Tilly and the Buttons. She used our very fun Christmas cats brushed cotton fabric to design this wonderful PJ bottoms, which can be worn any time of year if you are crazy for cats and Christmas!


Tilly and the Buttons Pyjamas in Fabrics Galore brushed cotton 

If you would like to create these pyjamas for yourself, feel free to visit her website where she has created a pattern which is ideal for beginners to follow. She has also made a free video tutorial on how to sew pyjama bottoms from start to finish - so the whole process couldn’t be any more simple.


Would you like to buy brushed cotton fabrics?


If you are looking to purchase some high-quality brushed cotton fabrics from a reputable online UK fabric store, you are more than welcome to visit the Fabrics Galore website. Both the physical store and online store in the UK are run by Paul Johnston, a committed business owner who focuses his attention on ensuring every customer he works with is 100% happy. You can also contact us at where our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have prior to your purchase.
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Welcome to the Fabrics Galore London online store, packed full of beautiful fabrics to inspire your next dressmaking, patchwork quilting, craft or home furnishing sewing project. We stock a huge range of different materials alongside designer fabrics from Liberty, Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely, Laura Ashley, William Morris and Alexander Henry. We source the highest quality fabrics, so whether it be a cotton, linen, viscose, chambray, jersey or wool, we have you covered.Check out our dressmaking fabric for something with drape, fabulous Liberty cotton lawn prints, quilting fabrics for patchwork inspiration or the home furnishing section to pimp your pad. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get sewing!

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