Sew Fruity Fabric Suggestions

The fruitiest sewing challenge of the season is upon us! 

The Sew Fruity challenge is hosted on Instagram by the lovely Yvette (@blossomsandwich). The return of this annual challenge encourages us to sew our fruitiest fabrics and share our makes to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes from indie businesses, including In a Haystack! The challenge starts on June 1st so now is the time to search your stash or buy your fruity fabrics.

We love to support indie businesses, not just during the month they’re featured in our packs, but long afterwards too. So to celebrate the challenge, we thought we would compile a selection of some of our favourite fruity fabrics stocked by our wonderful haystack pack alumni!

Have we missed anything fabulous? Let us know and we can add it in!

This blog post was written with Steph (@fabric.lady.steph) whose Instagram handle suggests she’s just the kind of person you want for fabric tips! Thank you Steph!


A lightweight cotton is super versatile and can be used for a range of sewing projects that will be a real workhorse in your wardrobe. Whether it’s a cute summer dress, strappy top, or even pyjamas, if that’s as fruity as you feel, cotton is sure to do the job for you.

The Eternal Maker has a lovely stock of fruity cottons including this Art Gallery Fabrics design featuring a glorious lemon print. “Peach Lemonade’ is a high quality cotton featuring this light and airy, modern take on a lemon printed fabric. This fabric will be great for puff sleeve blouses as it will hold the structure of gathers really well. 

If you’re looking for a heavier cotton, perhaps even a sateen, then this Pigeon Wishes beauty is available at Lamazi Fabrics. It has a gorgeous cornflour and peach colourway and will make the most wonderful dresses. 

Cute and Girly

If cute and busy prints are your fruity fit, then it’s worth heading over to the Hey Sew Sister website and browsing their range. Owner, Georgie, loves a cute print and has even gone to the lengths of creating her own designs! Her ‘Primrose’ fabric is out of stock at the minute but is due to be restocked in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled! Georgie has a huge choice of cute prints featuring a wide range of fruits from cherries to strawberries and beyond!


If a traditional, less bright, fruity fabric is a bit more your cup of fruity-tea, then there are a great range of more muted-toned prints available. This Liberty print can be found at Sew Me Sunshine. If you like the style but are looking for a more purse-friendly choice, then this berry print from The Eternal Maker might be just what you’re after!

Stretch and Sports

If you’re hoping to make a bright coloured t-shirt or jersey dress, this watermelon printed cotton Jersey from FabriCasa might be worth a look. It also comes in a navy and Aqua colourway.

A fancy activewear/ swim fabric is a rare thing to come by, so to see this deadstock Liberty print at Fabric Godmother offers a great chance to get your hands on a special fabric to make really beautiful gym or swimwear. 

Minimal t-shirts or even childrenswear are totally achievable with this beautiful ribbed cotton jersey from Guthrie & Ghani. The sporadic print in muted tones is a lovely way to keep it calm if bright colours just don’t rock your boat. We think this would look lovely as a t-shirt under dungarees. 

If maximalist is more your style, this border placement print is one you certainly don’t want to miss. Head over to Selvedge and Bolts to pick up this designer deadstock piece. It’s a heavy viscose jersey- plenty of drape but a lot more structure than your typical bouncy jersey. 


Linen is the perfect fibre for warmer weather and this linen/ viscose blend from Fabric Godmother is no exception! Available in cream or pink colourways, this strawberry print fabric features a small scale motif with a lot of plain background. The linen/ viscose blend is a versatile base which can be used for a huge range of projects covering all bases. 

If something a bit brighter and bolder is what you’re looking for, then this bold orange printed Linen/ Viscose mix is a great way to go! The blue and orange colour palette makes a real statement and is sure to bring joyful vibes to your day. If you love this fabric, then head over to Bornella Fabrics to get your hands on it. 

Viscose / Rayon

We love this Dashwood Studio printed Rayon available at Hey Sew Sister, the pretty print is not such an obvious ‘fruity’ print which can work for a range of soft and drapey projects. We think this would make the most stunning luxurious summer pyjamas or beautifully frilly, strappy dress. 

This Ruby Star Society Rayon can be grabbed at Catkin & Scraps. It features a darker background than a lot of the fruity fabrics on the market but still stands out from the crowd with the bold pop of strawberries scattering the surface. 

This Lise Tailor Lemonade Viscose takes you to the opposite end of the scale with its fresh and airy palette. The lemons are complimented with a lovely stripe which adds an extra dimension to the fabric. Lise Tailor fabrics are beautiful quality and a real treat! Head over to Lamazi Fabrics to treat yourself to this one!


If you already have a full stash, or perhaps you’re looking to join in whilst saving some pennies, then perhaps a fruity trim can help you to achieve just that! 

This cherry trim from Hey Sew Sister is cute and delicate, ideal for adding a pop of colour to a plain or simple fabric.

This Strawberry ribbon can be picked up from Sew Me Sunshine. It has a super sweet and informal style! 

These Sarah Hearts patches can be picked up from Sew Eco Fabrics and can be added to bags or clothing (or anything else if you want to live your best fruity life!) to bring the ‘fruity element in’ without a fruity print.

Why not add fruity labels to your fruity makes? These gorgeous labels can be picked up from Grid Fabrics We think this is a great way to remember the challenge for years to come. 

We’d love to see which fabric you choose and what you end up sewing. Enjoy your fruity exploring and making!