1940s Fabrics

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I stumbled upon Lucky Lucille’s blog today and boy was I in for a treat. The article I landed on was about sewing cottons. Upon further exploration of her blog I see she is into 1940s vintage sewing. She included a link to information about identifying 1940s fabrics and I knew I’d found a sewing reference treasure.

Low and behold she even admits shopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics! How cool is that? As an unemployed, stay-at-home wife I purchase fabric anywhere that I can find and afford. Lately, that has even included purchasing thrifted bedsheets (preferably vintage) and making garments with them. Yes, I said it . . . bedsheets.

Sew Weekly has these great 1940s fabric swatches posted on her blog.








Check out the prices. Talk about swoon-worthy.

These swatches are great for reference. I will print them out to have with me when shopping for period inspired fabric. I am so thankful Sew Weekly posted them. Hopefully you will find them useful too. Check out the original article for more 1940s fabrics.

Reference: May, 2012, Sew Weekly, 1940s fabrics




One thought on “1940s Fabrics

  1. Chuleenan says:
    October 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm (Edit)

    Great images! That polka dot dress is great. The dots are really large but it works somehow. Bedsheets are great. I got a polka dot one from Goodwill that I’m using as a muslin for a sleeveless tee by Grainline. 😉

    Also, I just happened to use 1940s fabric in my 1940s Girl Friday Blouse that I made for Fall for Cotton. If you’d like to win a swatch of the swiss dot fabric, enter a comment on my blog. =)

    February 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm Edit

    Lyric says:
    October 10, 2013 at 5:58 am (Edit)

    Hello Chuleenan,

    Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write! The Fall For Cotton Event, how cool was that? I hope to participate in such an event next time around. Hopefully I will find out about it in time to play too.

    Your blog is inspiring. I really enjoyed visiting it. Now I must thing of a good reason to write and request a swatch of the swiss dot fabric! LOL


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