A simple and minimalist blue shweshwe fabric from South Africa. A great medium weight cotton with a good drape.
To give you an idea of the scale of the pattern, look at the last image which shows a tape rule shown in inches.
This listing is for one Fat Quarter (18 ins x 20 inches). If you order more than one, you will receive each cut piece as a fat quarter.
Main Colour: Blue
Dimensions: 18 ins x 20 ins (45 cm x 50 cm) approximately
- Wash Separately
- 40 degree wash
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not dry clean
- Warm Iron
The recommendation is that you ALWAYS WASH Shweshwe fabric before sewing. This will remove the stiffness of the fabric.
ABOUT SHWESHWE FABRIC
Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used in traditional South African clothing; dresses, skirts, and so on. It was originally dyed indigo but is now manufactured in a variety of colours and designs. The formal name for shwe shwe is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’.
It is a trademarked fabric and is manufactured by Da Gama Textiles in the Zwelitsha township outside King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.