Collection: Sweatshirt Fabric

Fabrics Galore have a curated selection of lovely sweatshirt fabrics for you to create all kinds of casual and smarter sweatshirts depending on the jersey fabric type and print you choose. We also offer a range of brushed backed, fleece backed and loop backed sweatshirt fabric in either 100% cotton, cotton elastane, cotton polyester and organic cotton elastane.

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Brushed back sweatshirt fabric

Brushed backed sweatshirt fabric is fluffy, dense and has a fleecy soft feel on the inside so that it feels slightly thicker than other sweatshirt fabrics.

Fleece backed sweatshirt fabric

Fleece backed sweatshirt has a bigger pile on the fabric and feels cosier to wear due to that fleece backing on the inside. The fleece backed side is usually made from synthetic fibres. 

Loop backed sweatshirt fabric

Loop backed sweatshirt fabric has loops on on e side and soft piles on the other and is similar to but slightly heavier than French Terry.

How much fabric do I need to make a sweatshirt?

Always check the pattern but usually 2 metres of fabric is plenty to make a sweatshirt, or less perhaps 1.5 metres if you are using ribbing for the collar and cuffs. 

Our sweatshirt fabric range

Sweatshirt fabric is something we are passionate about and have a great range for you to choose from at Fabrics Galore. Whether you are on the hunt for a loop back, fleece back or a brushed back sweatshirt fabric we have a great range. Our diverse range of printed and plain sweatshirt is great for all ages and in high quality cotton and organic cotton, it is super comfortable and wears well. 

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Or if you would prefer to discuss one of our fabrics with a member of the Fabrics Galore team, give us a call on 020 7738 9589.


What is sweatshirt fabric made of?

Most sweatshirts on the market today are made from a blend of fabrics. Sweatshirt fabric features a high proportion of heavyweight cotton, often mixed with polyester. Blends can also be made to take on a variety of textures. For example, our blended brushed back fabric has a soft feel in comparison to French Terry fabric, often known as loopback cotton, which is 100% cotton and serves the same purpose as the loops on a towel to absorb moisture and sweat. Other sweatshirt fabrics can include fleece-back and double-face. Shop all our variety of dressmaking fabric to find the one most suited to your project.

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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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