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'SUGAR' African Wax Print Ankara Fabric

'SUGAR' African Wax Print Ankara Fabric

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Fabric will be cut in single continuous piece.

African Wax Print Fabric can be used to make clothes, bags and other accessories. It can also be used in craft making, home decor, quilting and more.

100% cotton material.
Guaranteed Wax.
Machine washable.

Please Note: These Fabrics are usually available in bolt sizes of no more than 6 yards, as a result sometimes your order may not be available as one single continuous piece. In such cases, I will inform you before sending your fabrics.

Washing instructions

Machine wash max 40C or 105F
Hand wash.
Dry clean.
Do not bleach.
Cool iron.

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Materials

100% cotton

Shipping & Returns

UK shipping starts from £0.99. Select your shipping method at checkout. We hope you love your orders. However, if you would like to return your item, just let us know within 14 days. Once we receive your item in its original condition and packaging, a refund will be initiated immediately.

Dimensions

How wide are the fabrics? 45" / 115 cm.

Care Instructions

Machine wash max 40C or 105F
Hand wash.
Dry clean.
Do not bleach.
Cool iron.

FAQs

 

1. Can I buy in metres?

Traditionally, African wax prints are sold in either 12 or 6 yard 'bundle', therefore, these fabrics are sold in yards. A yard is approximately 36 in. (91 cm) long and 45 in. (115 cm wide).  Half a yard is 18 in. (45 cm) long and 45 in. (115 cm wide). A fat quarter is 18 in. (45 cm) x 22 in. (56 cm). A sample is a 5 in. (13 cm) x 5 in. (13 cm) 

2. Where are your fabrics made?

Currently, we source fabric from Ghana and Holland. 

3. Are your fabrics made from 100% cotton?

Yes.

4. What if I don't want to make clothes?

African wax print fabric can be used in clothes making but are also suitable for quilting, bag making and upholstery. 

5. Do I have to wash the fabric first?

Yes, as with most fabrics it is good practice to wash and 'press' before you cut and sew. Simply put in your machine on a cool wash.  Try to wash them separately the first time. You may wish to skip the washing step if you are bag making, for example. Please note that your fabric, as with most cottons, will shrink a little when washed.  Cotton fabrics generally shrink by about 10%.  This is another reason why it is good practice to pre-shrink before cutting and sewing. 

6. Why is there a price difference between in your fabrics?

All the fabrics are a lovely and soft to the touch. Some are imported from Ghana and some from Holland. The fabrics from Ghana cost a little more and reflect the costs involved in importing the fabric to the UK. There are also a range of fabrics from Holland that are embellished with a silver / gold effect. These are also at the higher price point.

7. I have got some sticky labels on my fabric, how do I remove them?

Your fabric may have the manufacturers sticker on the fabric. These stickers are easily removed using the following method. You will need an iron and ironing board : Make sure the part of the fabric with the stickers attached is FACE DOWN on (touching) the ironing board. DO NOT IRON DIRECTLY ONTO THE STICKERS. Use another part of the fabric (or another piece of fabric or pressing cloth) so that it forms a layer between the piece of fabric which has the stickers attached and your iron: bottom to top: 1. ironing board, 2. part of fabric with stickers attached 3. another part of the fabric (or a pressing cloth or a different piece of fabric preferably a light coloured cotton), 4. your iron. Use your iron (medium heat setting) to press directly over the area where the stickers are. What will be happening is that the glue used to attach the stickers will slowly begin to melt/soften and, as it melts, it makes it very easy to remove the stickers. Make sure iron not too hot, press area for 20 seconds initially and try removing the stickers gently. If they don't come away easily, then try for 15 seconds, test stickers again, try 10 seconds etc., Once glue warmed sufficiently, stickers can be easily removed by peeling them away. If the sticker tears and/or any piece of the stickers do not come away cleanly, then they probably needed a little more heat from the iron.
*UPDATE* Any gluey residue that remains can be ironed off onto a piece of paper or kitchen towel with the iron placed on the non-gluey side.

Please see YouTube video here in which I demonstrate how to remove the labels.

 8. Will my fabric come as one continuous piece?

Yes. 

 

 

 

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