Mermaid Fabric: For Your Sewing Adventures

January 11, 2018

Mermaid fabric

What kind of mermaid fabric are you looking for? Before we start, let me tell you about the 4 main types. The first and most popular is the mermaid sequin fabric mainly used for mermaid pillows. Next are the spandex and polyester kind. This fabric is mainly used for a swimsuit, mermaid tails, or mermaid legging material.  Then, you have the cotton fabric that is used for clothing like pajama pants or baby blankets. Last but not least is fleece which has multiple types of print and used for mermaid blankets and home decor.

Let’s get started! Below is a list of fabrics covered in this post.

Mermaid Fabric for your sewing adventures

  • Mermaid sequin fabric
  • Mermaid scale fabric
  • Little mermaid fabric
  • Mermaid print fabric
  • Kids mermaid print fabric
  • Mermaid fleece fabric
  • Mermaid cotton fabric

mermaid sequin fabric

Mermaid sequin fabric is better than therapy (from my own opinion). Strangely addicting, the sequins are double sided and change color as they change direction. These are called double sided reversible sequins fabrics. Usually used for mermaid pillow fabric, but can be used for other things like purses, backpacks, and even tails! The hardest part with these best sellers is figuring out which colors you want!

mermaid scale fabric

Mermaid fish scale fabric is made from a polyester/spandex stretch fabric. Great for mermaid leggings or swimsuits! Some “Mers” will use this fabric to make their own fabric swimming tail.  Very impressive! Comment below if you have sewn your own tail!

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little mermaid fabric

Oh, Ariel! The Little Mermaid Disney princess that started it all. Does your little girl want a blanket or some PJs with Ariel on them? Here are some fun and colorful options to choose from.

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mermaid print fabric

These mermaid print fabrics are more “artsy” and can be used for almost anything. Quilt fabric with cotton prints works well and can have so many fun illustrations. The possibilities are endless!

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Kids mermaid print fabric

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So cute! Possibly a baby blanket or some bed sheets with this stuff? What do you think this fabric would go well with?

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mermaid fleece fabric

Mermaid fleece fabric can get really warm so make sure you are sewing for cold weather items! Fleece is mainly used for sweaters, PJ pants, but best of all mermaid tail blankets! Easy to sew, a mermaid blanket is a great way to express your inner mermaid during the winter time when you can’t dip your feet into the water.

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mermaid cotton fabric

Cotton fabric is a given knit fabric, but I wanted to include some really fun illustrations to help get the creative juices string! Love the mix of pink in this one!

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I hope this post is helpful! Comment below and let me know what mermaid sewing project you are making!


More about Everything Mermaid

Molly the owner of Everything Mermaid wrote this post. When she isn't writing about being a mermaid, she is usually traveling the country in an RV trade and writing about it. Her specialties include Mermaid tails, blankets, pillows, and leggings . Sign up for her Mermaid monthly newsletter and hear about discounts and product reviews.

    1. Wondering…how should one fold and store a sequined mermaid throw blanket that is a soft black fleece on the non-sequined side?? I want to preserve it for in between granddaughter’s weekend, once a month visits. I have a small dog & cat & don’t want them lounging on & scratching at it (which they will do) if I leave it down. Please help 😉
      Much thanks :•}

    1. I take pleasure in, cause I discovered just what
      I was taking a look for. You have ended my 4 day
      long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    1. I am redoing my patio cushions. Does anyone know where there is water resistant fabric?

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