FOTD: African Print Fabrics

African Print Fabric SetFABRIC OF THE DAY: African Print Fabrics

I popped over to P & S Fabrics today to get a magnetic sewing guide (Dritz $3) to clip onto my sewing machine. I was getting sick of using a piece of tape as a sewing guide and they are open on a Sunday so I thought why not! And I got that and then some!

I found a huge cache of African Print Fabrics on sale at P & S Fabrics. I also popped next door to Jem Fabric Warehouse and found some slightly pricier but slightly finer quality wax prints too!

SCORE! Here they are! See also my list of NYC fabric stores I like !

Top Row (L-R):
Veritable Kente Cotton. Quilting weight fabric. $4/yd from P & S Fabrics.
Veritable Wax Hollandise Haitarget 6091 Cotton. Quilting weight linen cotton blend. $6/yd from Jem Fabric Warehouse.
Veritable Kente Cotton. Quilting weight fabric. $4/yd from P & S Fabrics.
Sanhe Wax Guaranteed Special Wax Block Prints 3204 Cotton. Quilting weight linen cotton blend. $6/yd from Jem Fabric Warehouse.

African Print Fabric Set

Bottom Row (L-R):
Veritable Kente Cotton. Quilting weight fabric. $4/yd from P & S Fabrics.
Herma Wood Best Quality Gold Prints D. No 99640 Cotton. A medium weight fabric with a linen blend feel. It has metallic gold paint details. $6/yd from Jem Fabric Warehouse.
Veritable Kente Cotton. Quilting weight fabric. $4/yd from P & S Fabrics.
VIP Super Prints Cotton. A light, sheer-ish Cotton Lawn weight fabric. $4/yd from P & S Fabrics.

Note: There were no individual styles denoted for the Veritable Kente in the selvedge.

African Print Fabric Set

So yeah, African Print Fabrics are sorta played out. Case in point here. Le sigh. However, I’m still gaga over them. They are my most favorite type of patterns. I heart everything from Indonesian Batiks to Southwest Pueblo Pottery Designs. In general, I like anything bold, colorful, and “cultural” when mixed with modern contemporary styles. On the casual tip. No not quite the “New age fun with a vintage feel” type. I usually say No! to ironic mustaches, old christmas sweaters from the thrift store, jeggings on dudes, and ironic fashion in general… But there’s always some rare nuggets of provocative in there.

Veritable Wax Hollandise Haitarget 6091. Cotton. Quilting weight linen cotton blend. $6/yd from Jem Fabric Warehouse
Anyway! For the record, if done right ethnic prints are indeed classics.

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