We have so many great new fabrics for our upcoming virtual In-House Exhibition. Great new softshell fabrics with special effects, cozy sweatshirt fabrics, viscose prints, interlock knits, knit jersey, holiday fabrics and cotton woven prints featuring many new designs. Our designers have really outdone themselves this time and really pulled out all the stops for everyone on your sewing list. We have a variety of fabrics available for immediate delivery, as well as two panel fabrics for pre-order. These Panels are great for sewing classes or to be packaged up into sewing kits.
These special Swafing fabrics will be available for purchase only during our virtual In-House Exhibition, from August 21-30, 2020. We will be presenting our In-House Exhibition highlight fabrics one after another starting at 7:00 PM CET, August 20th. (german language). Be sure to bookmark this link and join us in all the fun: www.swafing.de/en/virtual/
Should one or the other fabric sell out during the exhibition, we will order more! Please note, however, for logistical reasons, our guaranteed delivery does not apply to our Inhouse Exhibition Softshell fabrics and viscose knit. Those fabrics are only available while supplies last. You may order your In-House Exhibition fabrics until August 30, 2020 in the Swafing Online Shop.
- Come rain or shine–softshell fabrics
- Designer fabrics for children
- Stylish designer fabrics
- Pre-order In-House Exhibition panels
- Cozy warm fabrics for colder weather
- Jersey Fabrics
- Winter and holiday fabrics
- Cotton wovens in many new designs
Please understand, because of the current world health crisis, we may not permit visits to our warehouse.
Come rain or shine–softshell fabrics!
No matter what the weather brings, be ready with these trendy, practical softshell fabrics. This two-layer nano-softshell fabric uses a nano layer technology protects against wind and rain, while remaining highly breathable. Just in time for the Swafing In-House Exhibition, we are pleased to offer Nano-Softshell featuring shiny foil prints, snuggly plush reverse, light reflecting safety fabrics and even colour-changing fabrics. Please note that our softshell fabrics and viscose print “Kai” are available in limited quantities. Only while supplies last!
“Lucky” – Foil Print Nano-Softshell
“Lucky” is a soft and supple lightweight nano-softshell featuring a luxurious foil print on one side a cuddly, cozy plush reverse. There’s no need for lining fabrics, so stitch up new transitional pieces lickety split! “Lucky” features lucky shamrocks in gold on a khaki background or fantastical rainbow unicorns on a dark blue background.
Pattern: from the Book „Nähen mit Jersey – Kinderleicht!“ by Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein Size 122. With knit ribbing Heike-melange Col. 1769
“Lou” – reflective safety Nano-Softshell
Safety first! This reflective softshell fabric allows the wearer to be better seen in a car’s headlights. Just perfect for walking to school or riding your bike in the early morning or late evening, when winter days are shorter, “Lou’s” trendy geometric design will get you noticed no matter the time of day! “Lou” features a cozy plush reverse.
“Loris” – Colour-changing Nano-Softshell
Rain, rain, go away? Come again another day? Why that? This fascinating fabric actually changes colours when wet, so let it rain! Like magic, unicorns and rainbows shimmer in the prettiest pastel colours against a dusty rose background and dinosaurs turn bright green against a dark blue background. Once dry, the colours disappear from the surface “Loris” until the next rainy day. “Loris” features a plush reverse.
Pattern from the book „Nähen mit Jersey – Kinderleicht!“ by Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. Size 110. With knit ribbing Heike in Col. 597
“Ponderó” reflective heathered NANO Softshell – Consider this!
“Ponderar” means to “consider” or “reflect” in Spanish. “Ponderó” softshell pieces are perfect for keeping kids warm, dry, and safer as the reflective print adds a bit of highly visible brightness on darker days. When bright light is not shining directly on the material, the print appears matt silver-grey. Choose from pretty hearts on pink, dinosaurs on dark blue or rainbow-coloured raindrops on dark grey, each with a matching thermal fleece reverse.
Designer fabrics for children
New at Swafing: Sandra Kretzmann
We are so pleased to welcome Sandra Kretzmann to the Swafing family! This designer and illustrator from the Rhein-Ruhr will premier her first collection of fabric designs during the Swafing virtual In-House Exhibition. Sandra makes her debut with three terrific fabric collections for children on knit jersey, sweatshirt jersey and softshell. Keep an eye out for “Tractor Power” on knit jersey and sweatshirt knit, as well as “Prinzessin Phantasie” and “Ritter Drachenherz” on knit jersey and softshell.
Knights, dragons, princesses and unicorns will always find their place in our children’s hearts. Stitch up wonderful new items for the prince and princesses in your castle.
The “Ritter Drachenherz” (“Knight Dragonheart”) goes on many an adventure with his dragon best friend. This colourful knit jersey moves and recovers with every movement and is ideal for children’s tops, pj’s, lightweight jackets and so much more! Mix and match teal blue, dark blue and mustard yellow.
PJs sewn using patterns from the book „Nähen mit Jersey – Klimperklein!“ by Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. Size 134 Sewn with knit jersey Vanessa and knit ribbing Heike in Col. 255
Who wouldn’t like to be a real princess? At least for one day? The princess in “Prinzessin Phantasie” (“Princess Fantasy”) dreams to be relieved of her royal duties and to play among the clouds and rainbows with a friendly unicorn as her companion. This fabric collection is not only for the youngest princesses among us: the rainbow and unicorn designs work well for older kids and teens as well. Choose from blue grey, pink or dark blue, each of which mixes and matches perfectly with an almost selection of Swafing Basics.
Two Softshell fabrics on the left, six beautiful knit jerseys on the right.
The “Prinzessin Phantasie” rainbow print comes to you on nano softshell in the colours dark grey and dark blue and feature a fleece reverse. These softshell fabrics are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Pattern „Kleiner Eisbär“ from the book „Nähen mit Softshell“ / TOPP. Size 104. With knit ribbing Heike in Col. 935.
No matter whether they live in the city or country, many young children are simply fascinated with tractors. Sandra Kretzmann features this very popular motiv for both boys and girls in a bright bold design on a brushed sweatshirt jersey. On a lovely knit jersey, Sandra brings us more understated tractor sketches on denim blue.
Links Sweat, rechts Jersey.
Design examples in our gallery:
Genäht in Gr. 128: Kombiniert mit Bündchen Heike in Fb. 790.
Klassischer Pulli aus dem Buch „Nähen mit Jersey – Kinderleicht!“ von Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. Genäht in Gr. 128: Kombiniert mit Bündchen Heike in Fb. 790.
Darling children’s fabrics from Birgit Boley
“Mausi” knit jersey panels
What is a little mouse to do on rainy day? Well, she makes the best of it by fashioning a fancy umbrella from fallen leaves, puts on her snuggly coat and scarf and goes for a walk! This new fabric panel design from Birgit Boley is perfect for the little ones in your world who enjoy a good jump in a puddle.
The approx. 60 cm high cotton jersey panels feature the large mouse motif on a striped background. And then swafing adds just the right amount of combination print with rain clouds and colorful raindrops to add accents to your “Mausi” project.
Following the marked cutting line, the panels can be easily cut to size.
“Mausi” is available in mint and dark blue colourways.
Design examples in our gallery:
Happy Monsters by Birgit Boley
The spooky, spidery time of year is almost upon us! We think you will just to love our “Happy Monsters” Halloween collection. Classic monsters cavort on knit jersey on a light teal background amid batty bats and creepy cobwebs. Frankenstein’s monster, Count Dracula, a cursed mummy, a Jack-o-lantern, dragon and a little old witch–they’re not so scary, now are they? The mix-and-match fabrics feature colorful bats on beige and silly spiders on teal blue and round out this fun trick-or-treat jersey collection.
Design examples in our gallery:
“Furry Faces” by Käselotti
Happy animals on knit jersey in red, yellow, apricot, dark blue and dark gray. Pony, fox, tiger, bear, and meerkat frolic on a field of irregular polka dots. Use any number of Swafing Basics to pick up the accent colours. Make colorful, comfortable children’s fashion that follows every movement.
These favorites from animal kingdom are great for kids and kids at heart. Our crack team of test sewists show us that you are never too old to enjoy “Furry Faces”!
Be sure to head on over to Käselotti’s website, where there are matching plotter files, patches & appliqué templates!
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Stylish designer fabrics with that certain something
“Attitude” & “Squares” by Lila-Lotta
We are very happy to welcome Lila-Lotta back! After a creative break, designer Sandra Prüßmeier is making her comeback with two very special fabrics! Jackets, sweatshirts, trousers, jogging pants, leggings…When the weather turns gray outside, that is when you will be happy to cuddle up in colorful fabrics!
“Squares” is a French terry in a simple checkerboard design using the season’s trendiest tones. The approximately 3 cm large squares are dark blue, royal blue, turquoise, ochre gold and coral pink and are perfectly colour-matched to Swafing’s many Basic fabrics.
Lila-Lotta: Addalinchen / echt Knorke, Size 36.
Lila-Lotta: Pattern Embla / JuniDesign (left) and Pullover No. 16 / JuniDesign (right). Size 38. With knit ribbing Heike in Col. 598.
The addition of Modal to the “Attitude” French terry creates a lovely drape and hand and is just a pleasure to wear. This large scale print with a nod to the Memphis School is an absolute eye-catcher. No matter how you place your pattern pieces, you are sure to create a one-of-a-kind design. Create your newest favorite sweatshirt, hoodie, or loungewear pieces with just the right amount of “Attitude.”
Lila-Lotta: Basic Oversize Hoodie / Ki-ba-doo and Jumpsuit Joy / pattydoo (sewn as trousers). Size 38. With knit ribbing Heike in Col. 259 and viscose knit Kai in Col. 1299.
Lila-Lotta: Jumpsuit Joy / pattydoo and Cardigan Lene / Ki-ba-doo. Size 38. With knit ribbing Heike in Col. 598 and viscose knit Kai in Col. 1748.
“Decode” by Bienvenido Colorido
Nelli Simböck decodes the latest fashion trends for autumn and winter: This pixelated border print is really something very special. The design extends over the entire width of the 150 cm fabric and the image gradually dissolves from one edge to the other.
The abstract floral design is optically divided by an overlying grid pattern and the underlying design can thus only be recognized from a distance. This supple modal French terry is ideal for fall and winter sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, jackets and so much more. “Decode” is available in three colourways: dark blue, terracotta and anthracite grey. “Decode” is perfectly colour-matched to dozens of Swafing Basic fabrics.
Design examples in our gallery:
“Diagonally” by Lycklig Design
Stripes are and will remain the evergreens of patterns. Hardly any other pattern can be combined in such a variety of different ways. Stripes can be sporty, classic and casual–always an excellent all-rounder.
Designer Berit Winter gives new life to classic stripes by turning them 45º and combining them in the latest fall colours. Printed on French terry, these diagonal stripes are modern and retro in equal measure. Choose from light blue / blue, golden yellow / mint, golden yellow / dusty rose and berry red / ocher.
Design examples in our gallery:
Pre-order In-House Exhibition panels
Delivery in November
Welcome little One – a complete nursery set for baby
The start of a new life is a reason to celebrate. The birth of a child is a such a special and unique experience, filled with hope and preparation. “Welcome Little One” is a sweet cut-and-sew panel with fluffy clouds, happy sheep and smiling moons to create a wonderful little world for baby.
One panel is designed to create one 1mx1m floor blanket, a pretty pennant garland, a cloud pillow or burp cloth, a play cube and a simple binky cord. “Welcome Little One” is printed on 100% cotton poplin in either cool grey, mint green and beige pastels or warmer pastel corals and blue hues.
A floor blanket is the centerpiece of this project panel. No need to cut individual squares and lay them out–just add batting and a backing, and stitch along the edges of the squares to make a faux patchwork quilt in no time at all.
We recommend using batting Mander 300 and cotton wovens like Heide or Türkfeld (we used Col. Grey 183 and light blue 252).
Left: Mickey / Lin-Kim, Size 56. Sewn with Vanessa FS21 Col. 635 and Heike Col. 011. Plott: Lycklig Design.
Of course, we’ll have a complete set of instructions to make this project easy even for the beginning sewist. This nursery set makes a wonderful shower gift, or can be used as a beginning sewing workshop project. If you have a somewhat older child that you can trust in front of the sewing machine, this panel project is a perfect opportunity to allow him the chance to help make something special for his new baby brother or sister.
Design examples in our gallery:
100% cotton woven panel 147cm wide, 95 cm high. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
“Welcome Little One” will be presented at the virtual In-House Exhibition. Delivery is slated for November.
“Beanie Party” from Cherry Picking–Beanie DIY Set
Hats off to Anke! Or rather, on! Anke of Cherry Picking is well-known for her innovative panel ideas. Following in the wake of her very popular “Beauty Kit” and “Carry Bags,” Cherry Picking gives us an absolute must-have at the virtual In-House Exhibition! Sew up several new easy beanies from this single panel.
From “Beanie Party” printed on cuddly modal French terry, you can create up to six trendy beanies. The panels present three different variations:
- Stitch up a super simple beanie without a brim, with or without a lining
- Sew your beanie with turn-up brim and a jersey lining
- Or make a fully reversible beanie made using two panel cuts!
Anke chose three of her most fashion-forward fabric designs including leopard print, stripes, black & white brush strokes and a faux chunky knitted look to make the beanies. And then she added a bunch of cool patches to add a special touch here and there.
The beanie party panel based on the tried-and-true pattern from Ki-ba-doo is suitable for many head sizes. Please be sure to read the instructions before starting. Everything to is described in detail there.
“Beanie Party” is ideal for beginning sewists, to use in sewing courses and to pack into DIY kits! The link to the sewing instructions is printed directly on the panel. Go ahead and check out the instructions in the promotional images.
Modal French terry panel measures approx. 125 cm high. Fabric width approx. 150cm. We recommend using Vliesofix fusible interfacing for stabilizing the material in order to appliqué the patches and knit jersey “Vanessa” to use as a lining material.
Pre-order at the virtual In-House Exhibition until August 30th. We expect delivery in November.
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Cozy warm fabrics for colder weather
Viscose knit “Kai” is a soft and supple heathered knit, just perfect for scarves, pullovers, ponchos. “Kai” is being offered in the four popular colours you remember, as well as four top-trending new ones! Choose from goldenrod, terracotta, dusty rose, khaki, teal blue, dark blue, dark grey and black.
Please note that our softshell fabrics and viscose print “Kai” are available in limited quantities. Only while supplies last!
“Piet” denim-look sweatshirt jersey with a brushed sherpa fleece reverse
“Piet” is a brand new structured knit variety featuring the look of denim twill on the one side and sherpa fleece on the reverse. “Piet” is 100% cotton with a two-way stretch. This cotton sweatshirt jersey comes to you in six fashion-forward colours and colour blends: dusty rose, emerald green, dark blue/gold, dark blue/red, dark blue/black and black. “Piet” is perfect for hoodies, pullovers and cardigans.
Hoodie Simo Men / Sara & Julez, Size M/L. With knit ribbing Heiko in Col. 597.
Sweatshirt knit “Basel”
Just in time for our virtual In-House Exhibition, we present several brand new designs of our brushed sweatshirt knit “Basel” for young and old alike. Choose from tone-in-tone florals on pink, grey, light green, camel and Roses in beige and black.
Vivi Sweater and Tunika / Ki-ba-doo (as a Sweater). Size 38. With knit ribbing Heike-melange in Col. 1598.
For the little ones, we have our much loved woodland print in berry, bordeaux, dark green and black.
Raglan Baby Jaket (left, Size 86, with knit jersey Vanessa-melange in Col. 1675) and Hoodiekleid (right, Gr. 122). Pattern from the Book „Nähen mit Jersey – Kinderleicht!“ by Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. With knit jersey Vanessa in Col. 010 and knit ribbing Heike in Col. 315.
Sweatshirt knit “Rosie”
Already revealed on our In-House Exhibition invitation, “Rosie” is a fun and fashion-forward collection of brushed sweatshirt jerseys for all kinds of fall fashions. Choose from a rose print that balances modern with romantic on dusty rose, emerald green or denim blue.
left to right: Pattern „Einf. Sweatshirt mit überschnittenen Ärmeln“ from the book „Jersey nähen – Easy Basics“ by Julia Korff / Lillesol & Pelle. Chloe Dress /pattydoo. Mila Dress / Fadenkäfer, with knit jersey Vanessa in Col. 314. Sizes 38 (Middle) / 40 (Sides).
IMHO, the typographic design featuring internet abbreviations in blue grey, gold green or honeysuckle is sure to fill your comment section with plenty of “YGG’s,” “TDF’s” and “w00t’s”.
Hoodie from the book „Nähen mit Jersey – Klimperklein!“ by Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. Size 140. With knit jersey Vanessa and knit ribbing Heike in Col. 299.
And what’s not to love about the scrawling cursive “Love” design with a tiny pop of bright red in white, blue grey and mint green?
Hoodie Amsterdam / Hummelhonig. Size 40. With knit jersey Vanessa in Col. 299 and striped knit ribbing Andy in Col. 299011.
And be sure to order a bolt or two of the darling mommy foxes snuggling with their kids amid bright blooms on either emerald green or dark blue. These cool, irregular polka dots mix and match with many other Rosie designs, but work just as well on their own. White splats pop against dusty rose, emerald green, grey, blue grey, dark blue and black.
Raglan Baby Jacke aus dem Buch „Nähen mit Jersey – Kinderleicht!“ von Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. Size 86.
Swafing In-House Exhibition Knit Jersey Fabrics
Heathered knit jersey “Benno”
“Benno” is a great selection of new designs printed on our beloved heathered “Vanessa-melange” knit jersey variety in col. 1010. And as you’ve come to expect from Swafing, “Benno” is perfectly colour matched to the heathered versions French terry “Maike-melange,” sweatshirt jersey “Eike-melange” and the heathered knit ribbing “Heike-melange” and “Antje-melange” in this colour.
Slim shirt from the book „Nähen mit Jersey – Babyleicht!“ by Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein and Trousers Dschinni / FeeFee Fashion. Size 86. With knit jersey Vanessa in Col. 744 and knit ribbing Antje-melange in Col. 1597.
In a balance of whimsy and understatement, these foxes, woodland creatures and elephants are a nod to Scandinavian design. Choose from beige, grey, light blue, mustard yellow or blood orange colourways.
Mix and match the animal prints with wavy irregular printed stripes in beige, grey, light blue, mustard yellow and blood orange, as well as pink, navy blue and black.
Interlock jersey “Julius”
We are really excited to bring you several new “Julius” 95% cotton / 5% Elastane interlock fabrics. Interlock knit features as a knit-one, pearl-one structure and therefore doesn’t really have a fabric wrong side. Interlock is heftier than single knit jerseys and is a stable choice for tops, dresses, leggings, babies’ onesies, hats and scarves, Interlock is great to work with, because the cut edges will not roll like a single knit jersey. “Julius” comes to you in 4 great designs, including darling deer on white or dark green, and silly monsters on grey or dark blue.
Knit jersey “Jesse” for everyone on your sewing list
We have many new designs for you on our knit jersey variety “Jesse”. Choose from construction vehicles, firefighting symbols, sloth, pugs or cool pastel rainbows. So many designs to choose from!
One colourway of the rainbows is delayed – you may preorder the dark blue rainbows for delivery in october. Offwhite and rose is available for immediate delivery from our warehouse.
What about this great splatter design in several colours or our very pretty floral in four lovely colourways. Be sure to check out the “Jesse” design with winter motifs as well!
Ronja Dress / pattydoo, Size 40. With knit jersey Vanessa in Col. 597.
Winter and holiday fabrics
Knit jersey “Jesse” in seasonal prints
Now is the time to put together your fabrics for the winter and holiday season. We’ve printed up four classic design on knit jersey “Jesse” to celebrate winter.
Stock up on the adorable kids’ designs featuring penguins and snowflakes in white with pink or turquoise. The simple white snowflake design is a nod to Nordic design and comes to you on bordeaux red, dark blue, dark green, and grey, as well as tone-in-tone in green, blue or red.
Raglan Babypulli/Shirt aus dem Buch „Nähen mit Jersey – Kinderleicht!“ von Pauline Dohmen / Klimperklein. Size 86.
And no holiday fabric collection would be complete without reindeer and Christmas trees!
Sweatshirt knit “Rudolph”
Be sure to stock up on brushed sweatshirt knits to stitch up cozy loungewear, sweatshirts and hoodies. On this white, slightly heathered fabric are printed classic reindeer, evergreen trees and snowflakes in traditional red and green.
Pattern Mix & Match „Schmaler Hoodie/Pullover“ / Ki-ba-doo. Size 38. With sweatshirt jersey Eike-melange and knit ribbing Heike-melange in Col. 1789.
Linen-look decorator fabric
Stitch up holiday decorations, table fashions or gifts from beautiful Swafing decorator fabrics. Make your home a cozy, snuggly retreat from winter’s chill with beautiful handmade items. All Swafing linen-look decorator fabrics measure 140 cm wide.
Red and green with flecks of gold on creamy white– The textured weave with the addition of a sparkly gold thread lends the traditional holly print fabric “Insa” a little something extra special.
Linen-look “Jochen” is an excellent choice for all your most beautiful decorating ideas. This collection included reindeer, evergreen trees, ice skating penguins, Christmas wishes, snowflakes, stars, silly reindeer, elegant calligraphy, and a winter toile print that looks hand embroidered.
If you are a fan of scandinavian style, you will love “Bernd”. This print features cut logs, hearts, reindeer, evergreens and stars. Stitch up seasonal pieces for your cozy cabin in the woods.
Holiday cotton wovens “Weihnachten”
This holiday fabric collection shimmers with bright gold metallic stars in all the traditional colours: Off white, red, bordeaux red, evergreen and dark blue. A very popular design that can be used in so many ways to celebrate the season.
Preorder now – expected delivery in October!
Cotton wovens in many new designs!
Cotton woven “Bodo” featuring woodland creatures
Look! Is that a deer? Could that be a hedgehog? Cotton woven “Bodo” features a menagerie of delightful forest friends including bears, bunnies, owls, deer, hedgehogs and graphic trees and mushrooms in five popular colourways: white, mint green, dusty rose, violet and denim blue. Just perfect for nursery items, handbags, storage totes or children’s wear.
Cotton woven “Kim” in a giant array of new designs
You simply cannot get enough of cotton woven “Kim”! High thread count “Kim” is an excellent choice for all manner of sewing projects, from clothing items, to window treatments, table fashions, face masks, handbags and accessories. Choose from colourful owls, happy smiley faces, emojis or a beautiful starry print. This fun feline print is sure to appeal to cat lovers and black sheep alike.
And cyclists are sure to find favor with this two-wheeler print in four colourways.
The mathletes in your household will appreciate this fabric featuring protractors, compasses, rulers and trigonometric shapes. Stitch up back-to-school pencil cases, book covers, totes and so much more.
After getting the kids off to school, you deserve a nice coffee break. This coffee shop design is a nod to the calligraphy chalk board menus used in your favorite independent java shop and just the thing to stitch up table fashions, kitchen curtains or gifts for your favorite coffee buddy.
More Information in our Virtual Inhouse-Exhibition Presentation:
Presentation August 20th, 7:00 PM (CEST) – mark your calendars!
Special Sale August 21st – 30th, Sale starts at 9:00 AM (CEST)
Thanks to our wonderful test sewists!