Tartan Fabric Clothing Guide

On this page you'll find all the relevant tartan fabric information categorised by product type. If you can't find the information you're looking for please contact us via the email on info@scotlandshop.com and we'll help you find the right fabric!

Unless you are an experienced seamstress or upholsterer it can be a bit mind boggling choosing the right tartan fabric. The most important question to answer is what do you want to use your tartan material for? Below we have listed some of the favourites clothing and accessories and suggested the most suitable tartan fabric weights for each purpose. If you are still confused please do not hesitate to contact us info@scotlandshop.com

Overview Table

GarmentRecommended FabricsWeightWidthCare Instruction
  ozgmcmsInches 
Wedding DressSilk39512047Dry Clean Only
8oz Lightweight Wool827014054Machine Washable on a Wool Cycle
Kilts16oz Heavyweight Wool Tartan Fabric16500-51514054Dry clean only
10oz Wool Tartan Fabric1032515059Dry clean only
Polyviscose Tartan Fabric825015059Machine washable at 30 degrees
Skirts10oz Wool Tartan Fabric1032515059Dry clean only
Trousers10oz Wool Tartan Fabric1032515059Dry clean only
Polyviscose Tartan Fabric825015059Machine washable at 30 degrees
Jackets10oz Wool Tartan Fabric1032515059Dry clean only
13oz Wool Tartan Fabric1341513854Dry clean only

Wedding Dress

Recommended Fabrics:

SilkSilk
  • Luxurious dupion silk available in 50 tartans.
  • Silk tartan colours will vary from wool fabrics so please order a swatch if you are matching a kilt or another item made in wool.
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8oz Lightweight Wool8oz Lightweight Wool
  • Super lightweight fabric that works well with silks and chiffons
  • Available in over 500 tartans
  • 100% wool woven in Scotland
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Kilts

Recommended Fabrics:

16oz Heavyweight Wool Tartan Fabric16oz Heavyweight Wool Tartan Fabric
  • Traditional heavyweight kilt fabric
  • Available in over 500 tartans
  • 100% wool woven in Scotland

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10oz Wool Tartan Fabric10oz Wool Tartan Fabric
  • Lightweight wool fabric perfect for warmer climates
  • Perfect for children's and women's kilts
  • Quality fabric with a soft finish which can be worn comfortably next to your skin
  • 100% wool woven in Scotland
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Polyviscose Tartan FabricPolyviscose Tartan Fabric
  • Machine washable, hard wearing fabric perfect for children's kilts
  • 65% polyester, 35% viscose woven in the UK
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Skirts

Recommended Fabrics:

10oz Wool Tartan Fabric10oz Wool Tartan Fabric
  • Lightweight wool fabric perfect for all styles of skirt
  • Hangs beautifully and doesn't crease
  • Available in over 500 tartans
  • 100% wool woven in Scotland
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Trousers

Recommended Fabrics:

10oz Wool Tartan Fabric10oz Wool Tartan Fabric
  • 10oz wool is our favourite fabric for trousers. Not too warm and nice and soft against your skin.
  • We recommend at least half lining adult trousers. 
  • 10oz wool works well for children's trousers too and is not scratchy on their delicate skin.
  • For military weight or warmer, heavier weight trousers we recommend the 13oz or 16oz wool.
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Polyviscose Tartan FabricPolyviscose Tartan Fabric
  • If you need a machine washable pair of trousers the polyviscose fabric is the answer.
  • Perfect for children's clothing, hard-wearing and washes well.
  • Available in 60 tartans.
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Jackets

Recommended Fabrics:

10oz Wool Tartan Fabric10oz Wool Tartan Fabric
  • Lightweight wool with a lovely soft finish perfect for men's and women's jackets
  • Available in over 500 tartans
  • 100% wool woven in Scotland
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13oz Wool Tartan Fabric13oz Wool Tartan Fabric
  • For a warmer or harder wearing jacket choose the 13oz wool
  • Available in over 200 tartans
  • 100% wool woven in Scotland
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