A/W fabric inspiration (and a giveaway!)

perfect autumn fabrics for sewing remnant kings

So obviously A/W sewing is probably on most of our minds.

Now, what would you say of I told you that the lovely people at Remnant Kings are offering one lucky reader a £25 voucher? And it’s open to international readers. Hopefully you just did a little happy dance.

I worked with them recently on this project I made up for Love Sewing magazine, and I can vouch for their great customer service and solid range of fabrics.

So to inspire you I’ve had a peek at their latest fabrics and let my sewing imagination run wild.

A/W Sewing inspiration


perfect autumn fabrics for sewing remnant kings

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I’m not usually a pattern kind of person, but these three sure did catch my eye. They would look great made up as a simple top (like Marilla Walker’s maya, or Made By Rae’s Beatrix), don’t you think?

And someone has to make something with that awesome floral on the bottom.


perfect autumn fabrics for sewing remnant kings

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How delicious would either of these be for a dress? Perfect for lounging around. I’d be tempted to make a Sew Over It shift dress, but these would work for any simple pattern.


perfect autumn fabrics for sewing remnant kings

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To me autumn you can’t get much better than mini skirts and boots in the autumn – some sort of Grainline moss skirt + textured fabric combination. So no surprise that these fabrics caught my little eye (especially that metallic brocade in the top – hello Star Trek meets aztec warrior).

Which now means I’m pretty tempted to make myself a moss skirt or two – especially now that Jen’s lengthened the hem. Do we think Star Trek/aztec warrior is work appropriate?


To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment saying which fabric you would chose from Remnant King’s vast stock and what you might make with it. A winner will be chosen at random in 2 weeks time.

Good luck guys!

Congrats Amy King. An email should be whizzing it’s way to you now!

p.s. they also have 20% off this weekend – so definitely worth checking them out.

  1. Reply
    Emily A

    Oh the cream boiled wool is lovely! What a dangerous website you have introduced me to

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    Sandesh B

    Hi, just found your lovely blog, love your makes and there's a giveaway too….bonus . I think I would chose the oatmeal ponte roma. thank you

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    Helen // Grosgrain Green

    Difficult to choose, but either the Wool mix in Royal to make a skirt, or the teal crepe scuba to make a structured cropped top (probably the Named Lexi). Or a million other things. 🙂

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    Sarah Woodhead

    so much to choose from but currently got some project ideas in mind and the vintage sewing fabric or the nutcracker would be lovely.

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    Amy King

    I have fallen hard for that metallic brocade, it would definitely have be a skirt for autumn. Maybe the grainline moss mini or maybe a simple A-line.

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    I love the marble print viscose jersey – i am looking out for fabric for a wrap dress so this would be perfect!


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    Nathalie Sews

    I love the Wool Mix Tweed – Royal, would be perfect for a skirt

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    Gemma Connor

    I would choose the Chanel style tweed in pink to make a pencil skirt. I'd pair it with the white mini blouse I have recently cut out and a chunky cardigan for winter!

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    I am in love with that Aztec print at the top and would make a V-neck top with it to mirror the diamond shape – not sure which pattern. Lovely blog, btw.

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    So difficult to choose, but I've narrowed it down to two – either the navy leatherette or some stretch denim would be lovely!

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    Katy M

    I think I'd use it to get a jelly roll to make a quilt for my baby-on-the way – probably the Moda Daysail 🙂 Thanks for the introduction to this great site x

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    Melody Srygley

    I think I'd try to make a light jacket/sweater out of the lovely ekat (sp?) fabric.! I really need a light indoor/outdoor garment, and that fabric looks lovely!

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    What a lovely selection. I would definitely go with the blue knit floral and make a Moneta – wouldn't that look lovely layered with a dove Gray cardi?

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    I'd have the grey wool mix coating and make the vogue pea coat currently on Rachel's sewalong!

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    My heart is here

    I would choose Dapper Cotton – White and make pillow covers! 🙂

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    Nique Etienne

    Love the dapper cotton -white. I would probably make a blouse with it.

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    I like Dashwood Studios Rain or Shine – Umbrellas and I'd probably make a skirt with it!

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    Amanda Andrews

    Absolutely no questions asked the Metallic Brocade! This would be an amazing pencil skirt!

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    Ooh, I think I'd go for the navy floral textured jersey to make a long sleeved Lady Skater dress, or perhaps the ikat geometric print sateen for an Elisalex party dress!

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    H Handcrafts

    I would love some heavier fabrics for the winter…how about a delightful Megan dress (Tilly and the Buttons) made from their gorgeous Black & White Missoni Tweed 🙂

  21. Reply

    How awesome! I think I'd pick the floral print linen (black) and make a skirt! 🙂

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    I'd love some denim. I really need to make more wardrobe staples that can be worn with almost anything. So that means solids and not freaky fabrics and prints.

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    I think I would choose the Damson Softcoat, it would make the perfect mini skirt to keep me warm and stylish. It is already getting chilly!

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    Sara R

    That metallic brocade is definitely calling to be a Moss skirt! Perfect for autumnal wear

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    I'd use tartan Lindsay to make a high-waisted A-line skirt!

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    Alan Dinsmoor Contracting

    I also think thence, perfectly composed post!

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