GET THE TIMELESS TWEED LOOK
From sofas to suits, our collection of tweed fabric quite literally has everything covered.
Our selection of the finest Scottish tweed and tartan fabric by the metre has something to suit every style and project. Take your pick from wool fabric perfect for tweed curtains, cushions and accessories, or why not give your sofa a new lease of life with tartan upholstery fabric? If you’re looking for a unique tweed jacket or tweed suit for a special occasion, our lightweight tweed fabric is just the thing, with over 40 designs to choose from.
How much tweed fabric will I need?
How much tweed fabric you need for your project depends on what you’re making and the pattern or size of the item. You’ll need to allow for wastage when cut, so bear this in mind when ordering your fabric by the metre. It’s always advisable to order slightly more than you think you’ll need, and avoid you having to piece together various smaller pieces later on because you’ve been left with not quite enough tweed fabric. When measuring for wool curtains, for example, the amount of fabric you’ll need is usually around 2-2½ times the width of the window, including the frame. For clothing, most patterns will tell you how much fabric is needed, and this usually includes an allowance for wastage when cutting. An upholsterer or tailor will also be able to advise you on the amount of fabric.
The many shades of Scottish tweed and tartan
Early tartans were simple checks, usually containing only two or three colours, with dyes made from local plants, roots and berries. These checks or tartans were worn by the people of the area where they were made, thus becoming known as the local or ‘clan’ tartan. Over the years, these simple designs and colours have evolved to be much more complex and decorative, but still capture the beauty of the Scottish Highlands from where they originate. Our wool fabric collection offers an amazing choice of both traditional and contemporary colours to recreate this look in modern-day clothing, as well as for the home. Choose from heather pink and purple tones, cool blues and greys, vibrant aqua greens and blues, and warm orange and beige hues – all available in a variety of tweed checks, tartan weaves and herringbones.
Home is where the tweed is
Recreate a timeless heritage look at home with our wonderful range of pure wool tweed fabrics, crafted in Scotland. You’ll find designs and colours to suit every style of interior, from traditional to contemporary, in shades from soft heather to rich reds and, of course, green checks. Our durable, medium weight tweed upholstery fabric is ideal for covering sofas, armchairs and headboards, creating a stylish statement for the home. For accessories and soft furnishings, such as cushions and tweed curtains, choose from a wide range of tweed, plains and herringbone fabric designs. Each of our wool fabrics is woven in Scotland, ensuring the most authentic look for your home while supporting an ancient tradition.
Popular tweeds and timeless tailoring
Whether in the city or country, a tweed suit is always in style. Classic green tweed fabric remains a popular choice, with more vibrant hues a hit among a new generation of tweed and tartan fans, giving the look a fashion-forward edge. If the idea of wearing tweed top-to-toe isn’t quite your style, a tweed blazer is perfect for pairing with jeans or chinos for a less formal look. Tartan trousers (or ‘trewsers’, as we like to say in Scotland) make for a modern and versatile alternative to a traditional kilt for special occasions, and are becoming increasingly popular for grooms looking for something a little bit special for their wedding day.