The Pinup Seamstress — Fabric

How to Remove Sticker Labels from Ankara Fabric - An Easy Tutorial

How to Remove Sticker Labels from Ankara Fabric - An Easy Tutorial

Hello and welcome back!  If you have been following this blog, you may remember a post that I wrote a while back about sewing with Ankara fabrics!  Well, since I published that post, I have become the proud hunter, purchaser and owner of some amazing Ankara/African Wax Print Fabrics.

I love them, I longingly look at them when I walk past them in my hall.  I draw up designs to use them on.  But until today, I have been intimidated by the sticker that adorns them.  I tried to research the history of the tricky...


For the love of Ankara Fabric

For the love of Ankara Fabric

This last year, I found myself in a store in Hawaii holding a rather large handful of Ankara print garments. As I wandered the store shopping for Hawaiian floral prints, I was stopped in all directions by the hints of this beautiful fabric popping out amongst the other slightly more muted textiles hanging throughout the store. Without thinking I ran about exclaiming “ooh’s” and “aah’s”, so excited and amazed at my luck. As my shopping time went on I began to hear the voice in my head that issued hints of doubt. Was it culturally ok for...