Choose from our selection of brown and turquoise shweshwe half metre pre-cuts. A great way to play with different prints in the same colourway.
This is the original shweshwe fabric from South Africa and it is available in a number of prints. Shweshwe is a medium weight cotton with a good drape. It is great for dressmaking, crafting, quilting and much more.
Choose your desired print from the drop-down list and you will receive a half-metre length per design chosen.
Length: Half metre pre-cut
Width: 90 cm (35 inches)
Weight: 158 g (after washing)
40 degree wash
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean
The recommendation is that you ALWAYS WASH Shweshwe fabric before sewing. This will remove the stiffness of the fabric.
ABOUT SHWESHWE FABRIC
Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used in traditional South African clothing; dresses, skirts, and so on. It was originally dyed indigo but is now manufactured in a variety of colours and designs. The formal name for shwe shwe is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’. It is a trademarked fabric and is manufactured by Da Gama Textiles in the Zwelitsha township outside King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
We photograph the fabric in natural daylight and make every effort to represent the colours as accurately as possible, nevertheless colours may display differently depending on the monitors/screens they are viewed on.