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New Swimsuit Fabrics

Tons of new swimsuit fabrics hit the shop this week including animal prints, camouflage, birds, and abstracts.  All these prints are 82% Nylon/ 18% Lycra, 60″ wide with UV treating to reduce fading by up to 50%.  All are heavy enough to go unlined but we always do recommend a swimsuit liner if used for swimwear.  You can also use this amazing fabric for activewear, leotards, yoga wear, etc.  Pair our quality black solid with a pop of color in these new prints for an amazing combination!


Also don’t forget about our swimsuit elastic and plastic S-Hooks for bikini closures!

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Jalie Sewing Patterns are in stock!

We are slowly expanding our paper pattern collection here at The Fabric Fairy and have added Jalie to our arsenal.    Jalie is a fashion forward company with easy to sew designs.   All their patterns are printed on heavy paper and the best part is, each pattern comes in 32 sizes ranging from child to adult.  Buy one pattern and use it for your entire family!  Instructions are in English and French (in Spanish and German too on some patterns) and are printed on the pattern.  Jalie also provides detailed illustrations to guide you through each and every step.


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New Riley Blake Knit Fabric has arrived!

Again, another quality collection of knits from a major American manufacturer Riley Blake Designs!  We are so happy to have them here at TFF!  The quality is amazing, the colors gorgeous, and you can’t go wrong with Chevrons!

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Briar Rose Knits by Heather Ross

New in the shop is new designs by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics called Briar Rose.  She released 2 prints in 2 different colorways in a quality cotton jersey knit.

Briar Rose Jersey Knits

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New PDF Pattern Company – Mountain Ash Designs

We have had an addition to our selection of PDF pattern designers!  Please welcome Mountain Ash Designs!  MAD focuses on stretch activewear designs like leotards for gymnastics, dance, and ballet.

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Cotton Lycra Gauze Knit

We are now stocking gauze knit or crinkle knit as some call it. It is a cotton/lycra blend knit with texture and great stretch!  Gauze knit makes beautiful spring and summer apparel and we have stocked some lovely floral designs.  If you haven’t tried gauze knit before, you will be happy you did!

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Boardshort Fabric in Solid Colors

We have stocked a new collection of solid boardshort fabrics in the shop and hope to add more colors very soon!  Check out our newest selection here.

Check out this fantastic pairing of solid royal blue boardshort fabric and our exclusive Shark Tale Swimsuit Fabric perfect for a rash guard!

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Swimsuit Elastic now in the shop

We now have swimsuit elastic in the shop!  We have it in black and white; both in 3/8″ width and 1/2″ width.  It is Polyester 65%/Ratex Rubber 35%.  We also have clear plastic S hooks 3/8″, 1/2″, and 3/4″ widths for your swimsuit sewing needs.

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Downloadable Patterns by ModKid

I am so excited to share with you that we are now carrying downloadable sewing patterns from Modkid by Patty Young!  If you haven’t tried PDF patterns before, I highly encourage you to try!  Once you do, you’ll be hooked at how easy and convenient they are.  And here at TFF, you can always access the patterns you purchase from your customer account.  Simply log in here and then once at your customer dashboard, on the left hand side of the screen you click on “My Downloadable Products” and every pattern you have ever ordered is there!  Easy peasy!

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So many choices in Swimsuit

Swimsuit Fabric has hit The Fabric Fairy once again, and this time all the prints are medium-heavy weight with great stretch and superb quality.  Not only for swimsuits, many use swimsuit fabric for activewear including hot pants, yoga pants, tennis skirts, or anything that needs to move with the body.

Because we have so many new prints and solids come in, we decided to split our swimsuit category into “Prints” and “Solids” for easier browsing.

Here are a couple of our newest swimsuit fabrics!

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