Can You Create Clothing with Home Decor Fabric?

When I post photos of fabric on our Facebook page or Instagram, our OFS community usually leaves a pretty wide array of comments. You know, one might say “That’d be awesome for a quilt” while another says, “Perfect for a handbag.” I love all the comments and that people take the time to engage with us. But sometimes I think to myself, actually, this [fill in the blank] fabric wasn’t really meant for that. Because certain types of fabric serve a certain purpose — upholstery fabric is heavy so it can work for upholstery projects, apparel fabric gives or is light for making clothing, and so on.

A while back I posted this Waverly Lotus Lake Porcelain fabric on Instagram. It’s a home decor fabric made of 100% cotton chintz, and is mostly meant for drapery, throw pillows and maybe light-use upholstery needs.


But super talented sewing blogger, Liz from Simple Simon and Co. left this intriguing comment:

CaptureAnd well…she was right! Except I think it’d be lovely to wear in the fall, winter and spring too!

Photo Credit: Liz of

Photo Credit: Liz of

Have you ever made something out of a fabric intended for a different purpose than what you were making with it? Get more looks of Liz’s decor fabric pencil skirt here.