These classic plain 100% cotton lawn fabrics check a number of boxes. In their own right they’re a bit of a ‘standard’ – perfect for summer tops and tunics. However we also think they’re useful in lots of other ways too – not least as a breatheable lining. If you’re making a dress or top from a lightweight fabric, or a fitted garment that you plan to wear in warmer weather then a good-quality plain cotton lawn fabric can be invaluable as a lining choice.
These are lightweight cotton lawn fabrics, with a handle hovering between soft and crisp. Unlike a muslin, they are stable fabrics which will withstand repeated washing, pressing and working. They’re not completely devoid of structure by any means and while they wouldn’t preserve modesty in a single layer, they have decent opacity for their weight. However they’re very definitely a lightweight compared to our usual dress cottons. To be clear – these are not Liberty Tana cotton lawn fabrics – they’re good quality but basic, plain cotton lawn fabrics.
We try and keep these lawns in stock as standard items, although individual colourways will vary from time to time in terms of precise colour and handle.
If you need to match a previous purchase then as always, just ask us for a free sample – we’ll be happy to oblige. We also aim to expand the range of colours and we’ll let you know when we do. Likewise, if we think we might have a better match for a lining then we’ll let you know – or you can ask us to check for you in the ‘Notes’ box when you go through our checkout.
Our sewing-essential plain cotton lawn fabrics are a minimum of 145cm wide – most are at least 150cm wide. There’s oodles of practicality and versatility in every metre.