Collection: Cotton Lawn

At Fabrics Galore we are delighted to stock a wide variety of beautiful cotton lawn fabrics including many from world famous brand, Liberty London.

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Find High Quality Cotton Lawn Fabric at Fabrics Galore

The Fabrics Galore inventory is stocked full of luxurious cotton lawn fabrics to provide you with the ultimate summer dressmaking prints all year round. This range of prints change from year to year. We have bright and vibrant Liberty cotton lawn fabric designs that are perfect for those long summer nights, or darker shades that are ideal for the colder spells of the year. On top of this all our cotton lawn fabrics are also great for other sewing projects like crafting and quilting.


What is Cotton Lawn Fabric?


As the name suggests, cotton lawn fabric is a type of lawn cloth that is made from 100% cotton. Lawn fabric dates back to the 16th century and whilst it was traditionally made from linen, it’s more commonly made from cotton these days. The term ‘lawn’ derives from the French city Laon where lawn cloth was first produced.


This type of fabric is very lightweight and it has a smooth look. Often, cotton lawn is used as a softer alternative to organza and it has the same semi-transparency as this fine material. Although it’s lightweight, cotton lawn fabric has a tight weave and a fairly high thread count, so it has more structure to it than similar soft fabrics like voile.


What is the Difference Between Cotton and Cotton Lawn Fabric?


Many people don’t realise that there are several different types and weights of cotton, and cotton is one of the most versatile fabrics. From stretchy cotton jersey fabrics to medium-weight quilting cottons, there is a solution for every dressmaking, crafting and furnishing project. Simply put, cotton lawn fabric is another type of cotton and it is usually made with combed cotton, so it’s much softer and silkier to touch than conventional cotton.


The Benefits of Cotton Lawn Fabric


Similarly to other cotton fabrics, cotton lawn is incredibly versatile and it can be used for a variety of dressmaking projects. Lots of people enjoy working with cotton lawn fabric because it is sturdy and reliable, and it’s a great choice for any sewing beginners who are looking for materials that are easy to work with. There’s such a vast range of vibrant colours and beautiful prints to choose from when using cotton lawn fabric too. So, no matter what your project entails, you won’t struggle to find the perfect fabric design to add flare to your garments.


The lightweight nature of cotton lawn fabric makes it ideal for warm-weather garments and it’s frequently used to create smock dresses as it has a natural, subtle drape. If you’re using cotton lawn for dressmaking projects, we would recommend that you choose the colours wisely. You may find that some lighter colours are more transparent and need to add a lining if you’re working with them.


With so many different uses for cotton lawn fabric, you won’t ever be left wondering what you should do with scraps of fabric from previous projects. In addition to making summer dresses, people often use cotton lawn to make shirts and blouses, as well as nightwear and children’s wear. This lightweight fabric is popular for furnishing projects like curtains as well and you can get really creative when you have a gorgeous print to play with.

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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell by the metre?

We sell by the half metre on our website (the price is therefore displayed by the half metre) to allow our customers more flexibility. If you wish to buy a metre, you need to buy two units, but don’t worry, it will always be cut in one continuous length. 

Can I pay for next day delivery?

We can send your fabric by courier which should arrive the next day, for the additional cost of £12. The simplest way to do this is by sending us an email or by calling the shop on 0207 738 9589. We would need to know before 1pm, and we are unable to organise a Saturday delivery. 

Can I buy your fabrics if I live outside the UK?

Yes, we ship to Europe. For all the details, see our Shipping Page.  

Do you send out samples?

We do, our samples are 10 cm by the width of the fabric (usually 112cm or 137cm) and cost 10% of the fabric’s metre price plus £1.50 for postage. Simply go to our Request a Swatch page.

Is there an actual shop I can visit?

Yes, we have a shop in South London. All the fabrics, which are available online (and more) are in the shop alongside a small haberdashery and pattern range. 

The address is 52-54 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5RH.

Is it possible to get a wholesale price?

We are a fabric retailer rather than a wholesaler so the short answer is no, but if you are looking for a large quantity of fabric, it is best to email us on to see if we can help you out.

What does OEKO-TEX 100 mean?

OEKO-TEX 100 means the fabric has been tested for 100 harmful substances. The testing and certification process extends far beyond existing legal requirements, testing not only for substances already banned, but also for chemicals known to be unsafe, but not yet controlled by legislation. Fabrics which meet OEKO-TEX 100 are great for children’s clothing or underwear. 

How quickly will I get my order?

All our orders are sent out by Royal Mail First Class so should be with you within a few days of fulfilment and often within 1-2 days. We send fabric out on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. During busy periods such as sales, deliveries may take slightly longer, and we are always grateful for your patience.

Where do your fabrics come from?

We stock British fabrics as well as fabrics from suppliers all over the world - including Germany, Italy, Taiwan and India. 

Will you be at any shows this year?

In recent years we have cut back on the number of shows we attend but we do still go to several. For the full list have a look on our Events Page.   

Can I order a specific fabric from a supplier which you stock but isn’t on your website?

We select our fabrics from various ranges to create the interesting collections we offer and it’s rare that we buy the whole range. If you have a specific fabric you are looking for, it’s best to email us to find out if we can help you. Our email address is

When will out of stock fabrics be available again?

When we sell out of a popular fabric such as our cream bouclé, we will try very hard to get it back in quickly. As soon as it arrives, it will go straight back on our website, and we will notify our customers via social media or our weekly newsletter. If you wanted to sign up so you never miss a thing, subscribe on our simple sign up form

Do you offer gift cards?

Yes, we do have a few different types: you can buy a voucher for Free Postage for a Whole Year gift card. Or you can buy vouchers for £10, £25, £50 or £100 which will be emailed over to you immediately, in case it’s a last-minute gift. See our gift voucher page.

What does GSM mean?

GSM stands for grams per square metre; the higher the number, the thicker and heavier the fabric will be. For example, a denim or a sweatshirt fabric will have a much higher GSM than a satin. 

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