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Plain Cotton Lawn

rowe1311

Plain Cotton Lawn
« on: April 20, 2017, 22:23:50 PM »
I think I have probably asked this question on TSF before, but I am looking for some nice plain cotton lawn to compliment some of the liberty I have. 

I bought some of the cheap stuff off eBay here  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAWN-COTTON-FABRIC-PLAIN-COLORS-India-Material-sewing-craft-Colour-/351229902518?var=&hash=item907311108f because the colour range looked good, but obviously at that price I would only use it for pockets, binding etc as it was a bit stiff and see through as a main colour. 

Would anyone recommend a supplier that has good quality plain lawn at a good price? 

Ploshkin

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 13:21:06 PM »
Is anyone out there?
I see this request got no response - I came across it while searching myself for decent quality plain cotton lawn to go with my Japanese fabric for the sewalong.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Life's too short for ironing.

Lyn-J

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 13:29:54 PM »
FabricLand  ???
I recommend getting a sample.
Lynne

DementedFairy

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 13:30:30 PM »
I buy it from ebay, when I see a good price, and keep it in for linings, underlinings etc if the colours aren't brilliant [I'm looking at you, several miles of pink lawn]

No idea which seller though, but I've never bought any that was stiff
C'est moi!

Ohsewsimple

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 14:14:21 PM »
These have a decent choice of colours.  Bit cheap so don't know how soft they would be.
http://clothspot.co.uk/product/plain-cotton-lawn-fabrics/
Bit dearer
https://www.shaukat.co.uk/category/designer-printed-fabrics/italian-100per-cent-plain-cotton-lawn
You could also try these.  They have a range of lawn and voile which is very fine.
http://www.stonefabrics.co.uk/product-category/lining/lining-cotton/
I love Liberty lawn myself.  Worth the money methinks.


Francesca

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 16:57:55 PM »
I buy it from ebay, when I see a good price, and keep it in for linings, underlinings etc if the colours aren't brilliant [I'm looking at you, several miles of pink lawn]

No idea which seller though, but I've never bought any that was stiff

Several miles of pink lawn you say? What shade of pink? Are you selling?

DementedFairy

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 17:35:20 PM »
Lol nope! It was a few years ago, dead cheap, good quality, only thing wrong was the colour, which is JUST tolerable as it's rose pink, the only shade I can stand.
I've been using it up for a while, I underlined all of the wife's wedding dress in it, and am down to the last couple of metres.  eBay purchase records don't go back far nowadays, so I don't know which seller.
I last used some up on this Edwardian beauty:

C'est moi!

UttaRetch

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 17:40:00 PM »
That shade if pink suits you very well, DF. 
What goes around comes around.

DementedFairy

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 18:18:14 PM »
It's well away from my face, and heavily diluted with grey and black.  Tolerable!  A lot of work went into that dress
C'est moi!

Francesca

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 19:39:36 PM »
I am trying to decide what to line a waterproof jacket with and am thinking lawn, but can't decide what sort. The outer is duck-egg blue so I was thinking going full chintz with some Liberty but it's a bit expensive. So possibly a non-Liberty "Liberty" print.

Vegegrow

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 20:12:30 PM »
I am trying to decide what to line a waterproof jacket with and am thinking lawn, but can't decide what sort. The outer is duck-egg blue so I was thinking going full chintz with some Liberty but it's a bit expensive. So possibly a non-Liberty "Liberty" print.
Kats fabrics are good for Liberty Tana Lawn http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Katsfabrics
They are Standfast and Barracks so the real deal

Thought I'd add that S&B make for Liberty's because some peep's wouldn't know
« Last Edit: May 21, 2017, 20:26:15 PM by Vegegrow »
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rowe1311

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 20:21:53 PM »
Kats fabrics are good for Liberty Tana Lawn http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Katsfabrics
They are Standfast and Barracks so the real deal

I love this site after being recommended it a few months ago, and now seem to have a growing collection of tana lawn sitting there uncut.  Once I get some plain ones I should start using it up. 

Puzzler

Re: Plain Cotton Lawn
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 20:36:47 PM »
I ordered some pale blue cotton lawn from Showtime Fabrics yesterday. It was waiting for me when I got home from work today. Good quality but more of crisp feel than the silky tana lawn. I wanted it to line the bodice of a dress. The blue is a warmer shade than in the photo on the website but it'll do. They have other nice colours but I thought I would road test this before buying more. 


http://showtimefabrics.co.uk/epages/eshop641520.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/eshop641520/Categories/Fabrics/Cottons