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Spring 2021 Fabric: 10 Top Fabric Styles for Spring

Spring 2021 Fabric: 10 Top Fabric Styles for Spring

The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but springtime is still just around the corner! That means it’s time to pick out your spring 2021 fabric. Whether you want to freshen up your wardrobe with new handmade clothes, sew up some Easter decorations, or quilt a blanket for a Spring baby, we have some suggestions for spring fabrics to brighten up your stash. Here are our picks for the top fabric styles for Spring 2021.


Top 10 Spring Sewing & Quilting Fabrics for 2021


On a Spring Day Collection

What better way to start off this list than with the On a Spring Day collection from Cotton + Steel Fabrics? The name says it all: this collection of fabrics was made to add some color and a breath of fresh air to your springtime projects!

On A Spring Day Fabric Collection | Cotton + Steel | Little Fabric Shop

Designed by Loes Van Oosteen, the On a Spring Day collection is expected to launch on February 2021. You can pre-order it now before it sells out and the snow fully thaws outside, so you’ll be ready for the first warm day of the season.


Plaid and Gingham

If you’re planning a spring picnic, what could be cozier than bringing your own homemade picnic blanket? Plaid and gingham fabrics remain the all-time favorite classic for a picnic blanket. The Little Fabric shop carries many variations of plaid fabric, but Picnic by Paintbrush Studio is a standout with its bright, funfetti-inspired color palette. This fabric would also make an adorable springtime blouse! 

Plaid & Gingham Fabrics | Spring Fabrics | Little Fabric Shop 



If your spring cleaning agenda includes updating your home decor, look no further than the Little Fabric Shop’s selection of canvas fabrics. Wouldn’t Sun Candy from Cloud 9 Fabric’s Under One Sky collection make such a cute throw pillow cover? Canvas is also a durable fabric for outdoor furniture, like your patio lounge cushions. When you shop for spring 2021 fabric, don’t overlook canvas as a fantastic option for around-the-house projects. It’s durable to last from season to season and still look and feel great.

Canvas Fabric | Little Fabric Shop


The Rain in Spain Collection

Here’s another collection from Cotton + Steel Fabrics that is perfect for spring. Say hellow to the Rain in Spain collection. This fabric album features bold reds and blues, bringing a very contemporary look to your projects. The Summer Skies fabric, in particular, looks ideal for a spring-themed quilt, with the puffy cloud print representing the April showers that bring May flowers. You can purchase any fabric in the Rain in Spain collection as fat quarters or half yard increments of continuous yardage.

The Rain in Spain Fabric Collection | Cotton + Steel | Little Fabric Shop


Green Fabric

What’s your favorite shade of green? Emerald? Forest? Lime? St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so make sure you add some shades of green to your spring 2021 fabric stash! If you want to find a richer, more textured shade of green, try peppered cottons. You can proudly display your Irish heritage with a fully green ensemble, or sew a custom scrunchie, headband, or scarf to look stylish and festive.

Emerald Green Fabric | Peppered Cottons | Little Fabric Shop



Florals? For Spring? It may not be groundbreaking as famously said by Miranda Priestly, but floral prints and springtime will forever remain a timeless pairing that won’t ever go out of style. A floral print, like Perennial - Daffodil by Cloud 9 Fabrics, is the perfect spring 2021 fabric for Easter or Mother’s Day dresses. Flowery patterns also serve as a classic print for scrappy quilts.

Perennial Fabric Collection | Cloud 9 Fabrics | Little Fabric Shop


Cotton Linen Blends

As the weather warms up and the snow melts, it’s time to shed your winter layers. If you sew your own clothing, that means it’s time to swap your warm, cozy fabrics for light, breathable spring fabrics. Cotton linen blends fit the bill. Any garment made from this fabric will keep you cool and dry. As a bonus, this fabric wrinkles less easily, so you’ll spend less time ironing and more time sewing!

Cotton Linen Blend Fabric | Little Fabric Shop


Animal Prints

As the season when many animals wake up from hibernation, spring is a time when you’re likely to see many little critters return to your neighborhood or garden. That means spring is a wonderful time to celebrate these furry friends with some animal prints! Dashwood Studio creates some darling animal print fabrics; All the Animals Cream is one that would be adorable in a spring baby quilt or on a gardening apron.

Animal Fabric | Little Fabric Shop


The Purl Collection

Mark your calendars for March 2021 when the Purl collection, designed by Sarah Watts and produced by Ruby Star Society, comes to our digital shelves. Featuring images of teapots, yarn balls, and oh-so-trendy llamas, this is a really fun collection that will bring liveliness to any rainy day sewing session. If you are also a knitter or crocheter, this collection would be ideal for a quilted yarn bag!

Purl Fabric Collection | Sarah Watts | Ruby Star Society | Little Fabric Shop


Organic Fabric

With Earth Day coming up in April, spring is a great time to make your fabric stash a little “greener.” If you’re looking for some beautiful spring 2021 fabric that also helps the environment, then look no further than the organic fabric section of our shop. We love the A Walk Remembered collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics, with large, playful prints like Juicy Pears.

Juicy Pears Corduroy Fabric | A Walk Remembered | Cloud 9 Fabrics | Organic Cotton | Little Fabric Shop


We hope you are feeling inspired after reading our list of top spring 2021 fabric styles! We have quite a few cheerful fabric collections arriving in the shop this spring. Check-out our Pre-Order Fabrics for more inspiration. We love helping you bring your projects to life.


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