What is Cotton Poplin and How Can I Use It?

A collage of items made with cotton poplin fabric including dresses, aprons, a teddy bear and a bag

About Fabric Love

Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!

With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

Popular with dressmakers, crafters and quilters, cotton poplin is a close weave, soft to touch, lightweight, natural and renewable fabric which offers a certain luxurious quality to your sewing projects.

Like most cotton fabrics, poplin is easy to sew and when used for dressmaking, it has a nice drape plus being 100% cotton, is cool to wear. Being strong and durable, it is popular in children's clothing and is often printed with beautiful designs.

Our favourite cotton poplin design house is Rose and Hubble who produce great quality floral prints and children's printed fabrics. Shown above is a selection of sewing projects our lovely customers have shared with us over the years, all made with cotton poplin fabrics purchased here at Fabric Love.

The cotton poplins in the above photos have been used for a variety of purposes from a beautiful pink and blue quilt to a bag (which was strengthened with Heat n Bond fusible fleece). Many of our customers make dresses for their little girls as the fabric is soft to the touch and lovely to sew with and customers have also sent us photos of manicure cases and even a teddy bear!

Check out our free downloadable pattern for a boy's short sleeve shirt which is most suited to be made up with a cotton poplin fabric.

You can view our full collection of cotton poplin fabrics here

Best Selling Cotton Poplins

Forest green leaves are printed on an ivory cotton poplin by Rose & Hubble
Forest green leaves are printed on an ivory cotton poplin by Rose & Hubble
Forest green leaves are printed on an ivory cotton poplin by Rose & Hubble with a cm ruler

Rose & Hubble - Green Fern - 100% Cotton Poplin

£2.49
Ditsy red strawberries printed on an ivory cotton poplin fabric
Ditsy red strawberries printed on an ivory cotton poplin fabric
Ditsy red strawberries printed on an ivory cotton poplin fabric with a cm ruler

Ditsy Strawberries - 100% Cotton Poplin - Ivory

£2.49
Ditsy red strawberries printed on a navy cotton poplin fabric
Ditsy red strawberries printed on a navy cotton poplin fabric
Ditsy red strawberries printed on a navy cotton poplin fabric with a cm ruler

Ditsy Strawberries - 100% Cotton Poplin - Navy

£2.49
A beautiful, delicate floral print by Rose and Hubble printed on meadow green cotton poplin fabric
A beautiful, delicate floral print by Rose and Hubble printed on meadow green cotton poplin fabric
A beautiful, delicate floral print by Rose and Hubble printed on meadow green cotton poplin fabric with ruler for size perspective
A beautiful, delicate floral print by Rose and Hubble printed on meadow green cotton poplin fabric with swirl for drape perspective

Floral Spray on Meadow Green - Rose & Hubble - 100% Cotton Poplin

£2.49