Full Proof Way to Mixing Fabrics

Have you ever visited a fabric store determined to purchase a mix of fabric patterns and color that work together, to only find yourself leaving empty handed because of too many choices? Well, I have a full proof cheat to share with you! I originally wanted to pursue a career as a fashion designer and a few of the courses I enrolled in were textiles 101 and sewing 101. My instructor shared this amazingly easy way to combine fabrics.

  The above fabric is the print I am using as the main pattern. On the side of a width of fabric which is referred to as the selvage edge the mill will print color dots to reference back to colors used in the printing process.

 

The above fabric is the print I am using as the main pattern. On the side of a width of fabric which is referred to as the selvage edge the mill will print color dots to reference back to colors used in the printing process.

  As you can see the second pattern chosen above has the same color as number 9.

 

As you can see the second pattern chosen above has the same color as number 9.

  And the third fabric matches number 4.

 

And the third fabric matches number 4.

  Number 1 is the color in the trim. If you wanted to take it a step further you could use the color guide for paint selection, rug and accessories.

 

Number 1 is the color in the trim. If you wanted to take it a step further you could use the color guide for paint selection, rug and accessories.

  Here you go, a beautiful collection of fabrics that all work together! I hope this helps you the next time you want to take a trip to the fabric store. 

 

Here you go, a beautiful collection of fabrics that all work together! I hope this helps you the next time you want to take a trip to the fabric store.