Herringbone Fabric Information
The herringbone weave is a traditional pattern, formed by repeating V shapes to produce zig-zagged lines (hence the name 'herring bone' as it looks like a fish skeleton). Our Mayfair herringbone fabric is a woven poly-blend, featuring a tight closed weave that gives it a degree of opacity. The spun poly yarns give it a distinctive soft, cotton-like feel, making it ideal to use for making sofa throws, cushions and even lightweight jackets if you're feeling ambitious.
- Traditional herringbone weave
- Soft, cotton-like feel
- Natural drape falls easily
- Woven structure allows slight transparency
- Textured surface shows herringbone detail
- Off-white base tone for authentic look
- Easy to wash
- Perfect for DIY furnishing projects
- Ideal for making your own apparel
- Max width 1.48m
- Max length 5m
- Weight 269gsm
- Choose from 4 edge finishes*
- Printed to order in London, UK
How Does the Herringbone Print Fabric Work?
By using a specialist dye sublimation process, the ink is bonded to the herringbone fabric meaning it won't fade, peel away or scratch off. You can choose any design, whether it's photos, illustrations or graphic design.
The base colour of our Mayfair textile is an off-white/cream, giving it an authentic, sort of vintage style look. Because of this, darker colours really pop and have a nice contrast. To get the best results, we'd suggest avoiding large areas of pale colours, as they might get lost against the off-white base.
*What's more, you can choose from 4 edge finishes to suit the nature of your craft DIY project: cut on the line; hemmed with white thread; hemmed with black thread or just left as it is.
Important: Before you measure and order your Herringbone fabric, you must read and understand our hemming and shrinkage guidelines. It's essential to make yourself familiar with this before ordering.
How to Care for your Herringbone Weave Fabric
As a popular choice for furnishings, your Mayfair herringbone is an easy to clean fabric. Machine wash at 30°c, medium tumble or hang dry and if you need to, iron on a low heat. Of course, if you're using the material to attach to something non-machine washable, then please do not attempt to put in the washing machine.
What Can You Make using Mayfair Herringbone Fabric?
Being soft and woven, it's a traditional upholstery fabric. Have you got an chair you're looking to restore? Print your own herringbone material and give it classical look with a contemporary twist. Or you could look to make a lovely throw for your sofa. The added thickness means it's durable enough to withstand everyday wear, so you can sit on it, or simply use as decoration. The intricate detailing of the herringbone weave makes it perfectly suited to other home accessories such as scatter cushions, table runners or if you're feeling more inspired by fashion, then make your own smart summer jacket.