Fresh Fabrics: A Brief Guide to the Most Summer-Friendly Cloth Choices

The seasons are changing, which means it’s time to update our wardrobes. If you’re having a hard time finding trendy, affordable pieces at your usual haunts, it might be time to try another method. Instead of shopping, why not try your hand at crafting a few items of clothing that you can show off this summer? Let’s take a look at some of the best fabrics for different summertime occasions.

Summertime Events

If you’re on the lookout for something to wear to an event – and who doesn’t have a few bridal showers or family outings planned this summer? – you might want something a little dressier. Check out our satin, sequins and specialty laces for all your party-dress needs.

You don’t just have to stick to the basics, though. If you’re good with a sewing machine, you might want to craft something elegant with a lighter fabric like cotton or even seersucker. These and other breathable fabrics might be preferable for summertime events, especially if they’ll be outdoors.

At the Beach

To update your beachwear without breaking the bank, create some new cover-ups or sarongs. Since the DIY level is pretty easy when it comes to a sarong – largely all you have to do is make sure the fabric is cut to the right length – this is a great project for people of all skill levels. Go with something with a little more give, like spandex nylon, that won’t lose its shape entirely when it gets wet.


For casual day-to-day wear, consider trimming last year’s summer tops and dresses with some of our specialty lace or organza. If you’re sick of last year’s outfits, but don’t want to buy a whole new wardrobe, adding trims and updating buttons can go a long way to revolutionize your look.

For more info, and to check out all the fabrics we have available for your crafting needs this summer, come by Fabrictopia in Houston at 6959 Harwin Drive today or call us at 713-977-0747.




May 18, 2017