Fabric selections:

UPDATE 31.09.20 – COVID-19 regulations and restrictions have changed the way both suppliers and their customers shop.

Currently many suppliers are having trouble keeping up with demand – many people are at home crafting and sewing things during their lockdown time.

I myself have placed a few orders with suppliers over past months, only to have them cancelled due to stock issues, so it’s pretty hit and miss right now..

Overseas shipments of fabrics, especially winter fabrics like fleece on container ships out of China, stopped in February, so timeframes for regular replenishment stock to stores in Australia are unknown.

Travel by ship from China to Australia takes around 3 months.


This page will be updated as fabrics either run out, or new ones become available. Fabrics are removed from the website if they get below 2m.

If you place an order, and the fabric you chose is no longer available when I am ready to cut your order out – I will contact you for a second choice.

If there is nothing in my range you would like instead, I can offer a full refund if that is your preference.

This is one of the main reasons I work in date order, so that those who order a particular fabric first, have first option of getting the ones they want from the stock I have on hand.


POLAR FLEECE:

Polar fleece is a winter fabric & availability is seasonal. Winter in Australia is generally May – September.

Therefore there is limited fleece choice in Australia during the summer months.

I try and avoid joining fabrics but sometimes I need to maximize economic use of fabric, joins will only be made if absolutely necessary.


TIPS FOR CHOOSING FABRICS –

BEST TIP: Load your items one at a time into the cart, even if you want TWO of the same product.

By doing this you can be sure you choose the right combinations of fabric for each individual one.

It also makes it easier for me to see what you would like used, and how,  for each item.

For items with ONE fabric choice – choose only one.

For items with TWO fabric choices –  one is for the FRONT SIDE, and one is for the BACK

For items that you want made in the SAME FABRIC FRONT AND BACK – choose the same fabric twice.

NOTE: There is no extra charge for patterns or plains, all fabrics here are the same pricing.


IMPORTANT: If you have ordered particular fabrics, and they runout whilst your order is in the queue, please do not panic – I will contact you for a second choice if the ones you wanted have run out when your turn comes up. You can then choose from the next lot of fabrics, or have a full refund instead if nothing suits.

 




Polar Fleece Fabric Range


Choose these for Cage Liners, Hammocks, Tunnels, Cuddle Sacks etc
Yes – You CAN have two fabric choices (pattern or plain), one for the FRONT and one for the BACK.

 


Cotton Fabric Range


Choose these for Summer Hammocks, Summer Sacks, Cuffed tunnels etc
These fabrics are NOT suitable for Fleece Cage Liners.

Here are some common questions I get about fabrics:

Click the question to see the answer. If your question is not here please contact me.

Above in the main navigation bar (navy one) you’ll see a link ‘Fabric Choices’, click it to browse the current stock of fabric choices. Each fabric has a name underneath the image, either jot down the name or try to remember the name.

Once you’ve decided on the fabric choice and your product, you’ll find on the product page there are some drop down boxes which you can select the name of the fabric choice you want. Most products have 2 fabric choices, these can be the same or different.

Note: I am actively removing and adding fabrics I have in the workshop. If I have run out of the fabric you wanted, I will contact you for another choice, this happens sometimes, due to everyone looking and choosing from the same fabrics they see here.

You can select your fabric choices on the product page via a drop down box. The system will ask which fabrics you want for the front, back etc – just select the ones you want me to use.

Sorry, I am not a contract dressmaker. My products are made factoring in the fabric and my time. I do not sew with customer supplied fabrics..

Once I get down to under 1 Metre of a fabric, I take it off the FABRICS page. If you would like something to match an item you have bought before, email me and tell me which fabric you are looking for. I may have a small amount left over that I could use to make you the item you are after.

Product Care Instructions:

Hand-washing your fleece or cotton cage accessories will make them last longer – simply because of it’s a gentle process.

For items like Fleece Cage Liners – wash them by hand or machine wash with warm water and liquid detergent, add no fabric softener when rinsing. Hang over the line to dry outside. For more details see the ‘About fleece’ page.

Hammocks, Fleece Tunnels, Sleepy Sacks, Cuddle Sacks, Hanging Tubes, Summer Sacks and all other fabric accessories – a gentle hand-wash and rinse will do just fine. You will not need to remove clips if hand-washing, use the clips to attach to the clothesline.