DovetailedLondon

African Fabric Wax Print Fabric. Sewing Patterns.

London, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2017

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DovetailedLondon

African Fabric Wax Print Fabric. Sewing Patterns.

London, United Kingdom | 513 Sales

Announcement    20% OFF FABRICS AND PATTERNS (JULY 2020)
Thank you so much for visiting my shop! As of 1st January 2020 all UK orders are sent either tracked or recorded (first or second class). In addition all international orders are sent using the tracked and signed service. Happy shopping! x
FREE UK SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £50.
* Fat quarters now available to buy from Dovetailed London.
* Hi everyone! Visit my website https://www.dovetailed.co.uk to sign up to the monthly newsletter and receive 10% off your first order. Happy shopping!! *
Welcome to Dovetailed London. An African wax print fabric shop. All fabrics are made from 100% cotton and are sold by the yard. I am a barrister turned designer. I also make a range of African print bags, clothes and accessories. Each handmade piece is uniquely created by me in my London studio. I also offer customisation on certain products. All items are ready to ship and, where possible, your goods will be dispatched within 24 hours.
For any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. I aim to reply to all messages within 24 hours.
Connect with me on social media to hear about my latest products and shop news.
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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 7, 2020

20% OFF FABRICS AND PATTERNS (JULY 2020)
Thank you so much for visiting my shop! As of 1st January 2020 all UK orders are sent either tracked or recorded (first or second class). In addition all international orders are sent using the tracked and signed service. Happy shopping! x
FREE UK SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £50.
* Fat quarters now available to buy from Dovetailed London.
* Hi everyone! Visit my website https://www.dovetailed.co.uk to sign up to the monthly newsletter and receive 10% off your first order. Happy shopping!! *
Welcome to Dovetailed London. An African wax print fabric shop. All fabrics are made from 100% cotton and are sold by the yard. I am a barrister turned designer. I also make a range of African print bags, clothes and accessories. Each handmade piece is uniquely created by me in my London studio. I also offer customisation on certain products. All items are ready to ship and, where possible, your goods will be dispatched within 24 hours.
For any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. I aim to reply to all messages within 24 hours.
Connect with me on social media to hear about my latest products and shop news.
Visit my Facebook shop page: http://www.facebook.com/DovetailedLondon (like and share);
Follow me on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dovetailedlondon
Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/DovetailedLdn
Follow me on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/dovetailedlondon/

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About DovetailedLondon

Sales 513
On Etsy since 2017
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African Wax Print Fabric Shop | Sold by the yard and by the fat quarter | Sewing Patterns | Sewing Supplies | African Fashion British Design | Barrister turned Designer

I'm a barrister turned designer. Whilst on maternity leave with my second child, I took several evening classes in clothes making, tailoring, African fashion and pattern cutting and .... I was hooked. To use a well coined phrase, 'it was love at first stitch'. To start with, I made a simple tote bag (just for fun) and the feedback / comments from people were great! I have sewn every day since learning. It has been a wonderful journey and the journey continues. In my previous life as a lawyer, I didn't think that I had a creative bone in my body. It turns out that I do. What's more, I have discovered recently that my maternal grandmother was a seamstress and owned a sewing school in Nigeria. My paternal grandmother, as it so happens, sold African fabric in Northern Nigeria and made a lot of money from doing so!! I still practice law a little but it has been completely affirming to learn that after having been a Barrister for nearly 20 years, and having fallen into sewing as something to do while on maternity leave, that it's actually in my blood. Amazing.

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Last updated on Jul 7, 2019
Frequently asked questions
1. How do I order more than one yard?

To order more than one yard simply add one yard of any particular fabric to your cart. You will then be taken to another page where you can select the number of yards. You can do this for each fabric you would like to buy.

2. Do you sell by the yard or by the metre?

Traditionally, African wax prints are sold in either 12 or 6 yard 'pieces', therefore, I sell by the yard. A yard is approximately 91 cm.

3. Where do the fabrics come from?

Most of the fabrics come from Holland. The Dutch have been making wax prints for well over 100 years. A lot of my fabrics are also made in Korea.

4. What are your fabrics made from?

All our fabrics are 100% cotton.

5. What can I make with the fabric?

African wax print fabric can be used in dressmaking, quilting, bag making and upholstery. Literally, anything that can be made with fabric can be made with African wax print fabric.

6. Can I wash the fabric?

Yes, as with most fabrics it is good practice to wash and 'press' before you cut and sew. Simply put in your machine on a cool wash. However, given that the fabric has a stiff / waxy finish, you may wish to skip the washing step if you are bag making, for example.

7. Why are some of the fabrics different prices?

There are currently three price points of fabrics that are sold by the yard: £5, £7.50 and £10 per yard. The difference in the price reflects the difference in the quality of the cotton. The ones that sell at £5 per yard are very good quality and I regularly wear clothes made from them. However, the ones sold at £7.50 are a better quality of cotton and the ones sold at £10 are a better quality still.