4 Shweshwe Fat Quarters
100 % Cotton
18 x 23 inches each
This Fat Quarter bundle consists of 4 different shweshwe cotton prints, all made from 100% cotton.
Each piece is approximately 18 ins x 23 ins (45 cm x 58 cm) and you will receive 4 different prints as shown in the images above. Please note that colours may appear differently on your computer/device.
The fabrics are in chocolate brown and yellow shweshwe fabric. This is the original shweshwe from South Africa, from the popular three cats brand.
Main Colour: Chocolate Brown
Weight: 158 g (after washing)
40 degree wash
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean
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.
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