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Dovetailed London * African Wax Print Fabric * Ankara Fabric * Sold by the yard * Fat Quarters * 100% Cotton * Sewing Patterns* Quilting * Bag making

Exhibitor’s Products

African Wax Print Fat Quarters
African Wax Print Fat Quarters
AFRICAN WAX PRINT FAT QUARTERS

Bold, beautiful and colourful African Wax Print fabric

Colours: Various.

100% cotton.

SOLD:

BY THE FAT QUARTER

SIZE : 18" / 45 cm Long x 24" / 60 cm Width.

African Wax Print Fabric can be used to make clothes, bags and other accessories. It can also be used in craft making, home decor, quilting and more.

Washing instructions

Machine wash max 40C or 105F
Hand wash.
Dry clean.
Do not bleach.
Cool iron.

'African print’ is used to identify a category of textiles using 100% cotton fabric in vibrant colours, which are printed by machine using wax resins and dyes so that they have a batik-like effect on both sides of the fabric.

The method is called wax-resist dying because the wax ‘resists’ the dye from penetrating the entire cloth, which is how patterns are made. It also goes by the names of super wax, java, and Ankara, with ‘wax’ named fabrics having a somewhat glossy, stiff, waxy feeling surface even though they are roller printed. It has detailed ethnic patterns and colours and is often named after sayings, personalities or occasions.

NOTE: Your fabric may have the manufacturers sticker on the fabric. These stickers are easily removed using the following method. You will need an iron and ironing board : Make sure the part of the fabric with the stickers attached is FACE DOWN on (touching) the ironing board. DO NOT IRON DIRECTLY ONTO THE STICKERS. Use another part of the fabric (or another piece of fabric or pressing cloth) so that it forms a layer between the piece of fabric which has the stickers attached and your iron: bottom to top: 1. ironing board, 2. part of fabric with stickers attached 3. another part of the fabric (or a pressing cloth or a different piece of fabric preferably a light coloured cotton), 4. your iron. Use your iron (medium heat setting) to press directly over the area where the stickers are. What will be happening is that the glue used to attach the stickers will slowly begin to melt/soften and, as it melts, it makes it very easy to remove the stickers. Make sure iron not too hot, press area for 20 seconds initially and try removing the stickers gently. If they don't come away easily, then try for 15 seconds, test stickers again, try 10 seconds etc., Once glue warmed sufficiently, stickers can be easily removed by peeling them away. If the sticker tears and/or any piece of the stickers do not come away cleanly, then they probably needed a little more heat from the iron.

Please see YouTube video here in which I demonstrate how to remove the labels:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJrJOvDVl44&t=403s

AFRICAN WAX PRINT BY THE YARD
AFRICAN WAX PRINT BY THE YARD
African Wax Print Fabric can be used to make clothes, bags and other accessories. It can also be used in craft making, home decor, quilting and more. 100% cotton material.'African print’ is used to identify a category of textiles using 100% cotton fabric in vibrant colours, which are printed by machine using wax resins and dyes so that they have a batik-like effect on both sides of the fabric.

The method is called wax-resist dying because the wax ‘resists’ the dye from penetrating the entire cloth, which is how patterns are made. It also goes by the names of super wax, java, and Ankara, with ‘wax’ named fabrics having a somewhat glossy, stiff, waxy feeling surface even though they are roller printed. It has detailed patterns and colours and is often named after sayings, personalities or occasions.
CLAUDETTE WIDE LEG TROUSERS - Sizes 8 - 26 - Elasticated waistband - Pockets - PAPER SEWING PATTERN by Dovetailed
CLAUDETTE WIDE LEG TROUSERS - Sizes 8 - 26 - Elasticated waistband - Pockets - PAPER SEWING PATTERN by Dovetailed
Comfortable yet stylish, these wide-leg trousers are an absolute must-have. Smaller scale prints work best for this garment so avoid very large prints and motifs. The finished length should fall at the ankles (depending on your height). Tailor the size of your hem accordingly.

A surprisingly easy trouser 'make' with easy to follow sewing instructions. Complete with an elasticated waistband and in seam pockets, you will be making these again and again.

These trousers have no zips or fastenings.

This is a paper pattern.

A FULL COLOUR INSTRUCTION BOOKLET AND FULL SCALE MULTI-SIZED COLOURED PAPER PATTERN SHEET IN SIZES 8 - 26 WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR ORDER. SEE LISTING IMAGES FOR FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS AND FABRIC AMOUNTS.
ALTHEA A-LINE SKIRT Sizes 8 - 26 with elasticated waistband and in seam pockets - PAPER SEWING PATTERN by Dovetailed
ALTHEA A-LINE SKIRT Sizes 8 - 26 with elasticated waistband and in seam pockets - PAPER SEWING PATTERN by Dovetailed
Althea is a sewing pattern for an A-line skirt with an integrated elasticated waistband with pockets (because every skirt needs pockets)! It an easy sew with only two pattern pieces. This makes it perfect for beginners whether you are new to sewing, new to African wax prints or both! For more experienced sewers, you'll be able to complete this project in an hour or so. Pattern matching can be tricky when sewing with wax prints, however, the small number of pattern pieces makes pattern matching a breeze.

This skirt has no darts or zips. It has a gathered effect at the waistband. The pattern includes lengthening and shortening lines allowing you to adjust the finished hem to the length of your choice.

This is a paper pattern.

A FULL COLOUR INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, FULL SCALE MULTI-SIZED PATTERN SHEET IN SIZES 8 - 26 WILL BE SENT WITH YOUR ORDER. SEE LISTING IMAGES FOR FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS AND FABRIC AMOUNTS.

Once you have made one, you'll be knocking this pattern out in your favourite wax prints in no time!
MEGHAN DRESS Sizes 8 - 26 : Boat neck line dress with patch pockets - PAPER SEWING PATTERN by Dovetailed
MEGHAN DRESS Sizes 8 - 26 : Boat neck line dress with patch pockets - PAPER SEWING PATTERN by Dovetailed
Introducing Meghan: Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern. This boat neck line dress is an absolute wardrobe staple that is both stylish yet versatile. Available in sizes 8 - 26, the possibilities with this ‘make’ are endless. Use contrasting binding and patch pockets for casual wear or 'make up' in all the same fabric for a work-wear wardrobe classic! Dovetailed London Sewing Patterns are specifically designed for sewing with African wax prints and to make the most of these beautiful intricate designs.

This pattern has only three pattern pieces (front, back, pocket). The front piece includes 2 small bust darts to provide shaping at the bust.


This dress has no zips or fastenings.

This is a paper pattern.

Once you have made one, you'll be knocking this pattern out in your favourite wax prints in no time!

A FULL COLOUR INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, FULL SCALE MULTI-SIZED COLOURED PATTERN SHEET IN SIZES 8 - 26 WILL BE SENT WITH YOUR ORDER. SEE LISTING IMAGES FOR FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS AND FABRIC AMOUNTS.