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Royal blue fabric Vintage dress material by the METRE Tubular knit Sailor pirate

Royal blue fabric Vintage dress material by the METRE Tubular knit Sailor pirate

Vintage 1980s dress making fabric, sold by the metre.
Tubular knit - the tubular width is 36" tubular, 72" opened out (90 cm tubular, 180 cm opened out).
The fabric composition is not marked, but appears to be Courtelle (a type of acrylic), or possibly a wool and acrylic mixture.
This sort of material was very popular in the second half of the 20th century, for making garments requiring a slight stretch without sagging.

Suitable for:
  • Cardigans
  • Jerseys
  • Dresses
  • Baby clothes (leggings, jackets etc)
  • Skirts
  • Tops
  • Slacks and trouser suits
  • Costumes for stage, theatre, school plays etc
  • Sailor suits
  • Pirate costumes

Machine washable - I have washed a sample of it, at 40 degrees Celsius, and there was no shrinkage.

This is good quality, quite heavy, fabric.
The weight is approximately 440g per metre.
Up to 3 metres can be sent by ordinary post or .
If you buy 4 metres or more, it will need to be sent by courier, or cut into 3-metre lengths and sent separately.

If you buy more than 4 metres, please let me know whether you need it as one continuous length.


Unused vintage fabric in very good condition.
The fabric has been in storage since the 1980s, and the edges of the roll are a little dusty.
It should be washed before use.


Postage to UK.............................free

Other European countries........£3 per metre  in addition to standard £5 airmail charge
Everywhere else.........................£5 per metre in addition to standard £5 airmail charge


The fabric is heavy (520g per metre), which can be awkward for airmail postage.
Lengths over 3 metres, will be posted in separate parcels for airmail.
If you need a continuous length over 3 metres, please contact me for a courier quote.


Our Price: £10.50

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