The softcraft industry is growing from strength to strength, with big influences from TV shows like The Great British Sewing Bee, it’s no surprise that softcrafts popularity is on the rise.
Because of this popularity, there’s been a number of exciting new fabric trends for 2018, including a range of bright and colourful designs and patterns for consumers to incorporate into their next project. Whether it’s dress making or upcycling, consumers have a vast range of fabric designs to choose from.
The top fabric trends for 2018:
Monochrome has been a consistent trend throughout 2018, shaping many interior décor trends. This trend has had an impact on fabric design, with a number of bold monochrome patterns becoming regularly available. Consumers are choosing to use these colours to create home décor items like cushions, throws and curtains.
A big trend in fabric patterns has also been the use of muted and neutral colours including light greys, soft beiges and warm creams. This trend has been seen mostly with decorating nurseries and with children’s fashion, with lots of gender-neutral colours being used like light soft greys instead of the traditional pinks and blues.
Last year’s summer tropical trend is set to stay throughout this summer, bringing lots of bold and beautiful fabric patterns with it. The trend has become popular with multiple craft techniques, including home décor, clothes making and gift making. The fabrics feature strong greens, bright pinks and reds and bold yellows which are perfect for consumers summer making.
Bold floral patterns
The tropical theme has inspired a new summer trend for 2018 which features lots of bold floral patterns in eye-catching colours. The trend has influenced consumers who enjoy clothes making and sewing, with a number of clothing patterns created to match the floral fabrics. This trend has also been heavily influenced by the increased popularity of embroidery and stitching, which has featured in fashion over the past year.
Geometric patterns have been a prominent trend in the interior design industry for the past couple of years, influencing many new geometric fabric patterns and designs. The trend has been paired with the popular monochrome trend to create some eye-catching home décor projects, including cushions and throws.