Here at BurdaStyle, we sell predominantly 100% high-quality medium-weight cotton fabric, which is perfect for all of your general sewing projects. You can use these quilting cotton fabrics for dressmaking too, but it’s worth knowing a few key rules when choosing fabrics for your garments.
Quilting cotton fabrics are fairly rigid, so they won’t work for all types of garment. Where the garment requires more structure, medium-weight cotton fabrics are perfect, such as smart dresses and skirts. Where movement is needed in the garment, however, quilting cotton fabrics are less suitable, as they aren’t as flexible enough for arms or legs to move comfortably.
Cotton is one of the simplest fabrics to sew with, so it’s great for beginners. Pick an easy pattern and your favourite cotton fabric and you can make a basic skirt in no time!
Be inspired to use quilting cotton fabrics for dressmaking…