During April, Make It Sew is offering 10% off all Manchester Shirting fabrics! Made of all or nearly all cotton—some weaves feature a touch of lurex/polyster thread for subtle dazzle—Manchester Shirting is the ideal weight for spring and summer dresses, tops, tunics, pants, skirts, pajamas, napkins, tablecloths, etc. Not only is this fabric versatile, its lovely weaves whisper sophistication. Their textures and colors are so pretty they don’t need to shout.
Manchester Shirting comes from Robert Kaufman, which is named for its founder, a Russian immigrant who started his first company, Meadowpark Clothes, in New York during the 1920s. Unfortunately, the stock market crash of 1929 put this first endeavor out of business, but Kaufman persevered and opened the current company in 1942. When doctors diagnosed one of his sons with asthma, Kaufman moved his family and the business to Los Angeles, where it continues to thrive today.
Robert Kaufman designs many of its fabrics with quilters in mind, but the exquisite weaves also work well for garment sewing and other projects. Pick up a yard or two of Manchester Shirting at a special price through April 30, and add some subtle zing to your spring.