I have been looking around online fabric shops for striped fabrics for a project I'm considering at the moment. I do like browsing around all the covetable loveliness stocked online, it's so inspiring! I do find prices a bit higher than local fabric stores, though. My only issue with online shopping for fabrics is how I can't be sure of the thickness of the fabric. I can picture jersey or felt but something like cotton can vary in weight.
|Zig Zag – Storm Grey|
I have always liked pale stripes and little spots, but when I saw the bold coloured zig-zags I was surprised at how much I like them! Of course, I've seen chevrons before, but never been that taken with them. I especially like to match the plain grey chevrons with brighter colours in my mind, so I can imagine a contrast pocket or something similar.
I haven't brought anything yet, so can't recommend the fabric or it's weight, but from a design point of view, here are some favourites!
The above grey fabrics are from Fabric Rehab, which stocks a great varitey of fabrics, many gorgeous prints. Browsing here was where I first came across my love for chevron! I like the differentness of the greys, it would be interesting to buy both, just for comparison.
|Medium Chevron – Green|
Most of the featured fabrics are 'medium chevron' from Riley Blake. I like the simplicity and scale of the zig-zags.
|medium chevron yellow - riley blake flannel|
The other fabrics shown here, including the yellow above, are from the eternal maker. Again, a lovely shop with a wide variety. They sell beautiful japanese fabrics, which are quirky, fun, and and very detailed prints.
|medium chevron aqua - riley blake flannel|
I like the use of three colours here, which has a great effect, especially as the colours are muted slightly.
|Sweetwater- Zig Zag Stripe|
Look out for more chevron inspiration! Finally, here are a few questions for you. (At the end because if you've read the post then you will probably want to answer!)
Do you like these fabrics? What online fabric shops do you like?