Textile Warehouse - Designer Furnishing and Dressmaking Fabrics


Fabric Information

Due to the variety of fabric compositions and characteristics, it is not possible to provide a finite list of usage conditions. Due to this we have provided a standard list below which should be assumed to be relevant for all products sold on this website unless stated otherwise on each individual product page. 

Fabric Sizes

When calculating the metreage of fabric you require, add 5% extra to ensure that you have sufficient quantity. 

Each type of fabric can vary in width, fabric widths may be detailed on a product page, however this is a guide and the product you receive may slightly vary. 

Pattern repeats are approximate and can vary between rolls of the same fabric. 

All fabrics shrink, each fabric will shrink at different rates.


Fabric Washing, Ironing and Drying

All fabrics are sold as not washable. Due to the clearance nature of our stock, we do not always know the manufacturers washing specifications. Washing is at the own discretion and liability of the customer.

Do not iron unless tested on a sample prior.


Fabric Colour


If a fabric is washed colour may run. 

Colours can vary between rolls of the same fabric.

Fabric samples can vary in colour to that of our stock. 

All fabrics will fade.


Fabric Wear

All fabrics will wear.

When piping with a fabric it is recommended to use a fabric with over a 20,000 rub count. If self-piping is required, the main fabric should also have a rub count over 20,000.


Velvet Farbics

When storing velvet. on a roll, lay the roll flat. Do not stand up right.

Pile distportion and/or pile flattering is a normal characteristic of many chenilles and velvets and is not an indication of wear.

Movement in pile or pressure marking is normal and should be expected in high use areas.

Liquids will leave watermarks on the fabric.

Fabric Disclaimer

Fabric designs may run out, meaning they are not square to the grain of the fabric weave.

Fabrics will move in situ over time, allow an adequate hem for future adjustments.

End users should exercise their own expertise in assessing the appropriate use of each fabric.

Silk, in general will degrade from constant exposure to light. No claims will be accepted for degraded silk.

Wools are liable to pill, this is a natural characteristic of the fibre.

Fabrics containing linens fibre are likely to crease.

Upholstery fabrics may need to be treated to pass fire regulations.