Shopping Marimekko fabrics

Ordering Marimekko fabric online

You can order fabrics from our online store just like any other products. Choose the fabric you like, its colour and length in metres or number of repeats, and add it to your cart. Your cart will show you the final price and quantity of the fabric.

Please check the fabric´s product page to see whether it is sold by the meter or by the repeat. Fabrics with large patterns are usually sold by the repeat. Those fabrics sold by the meter can be bought in half meters. The minimum order is one meter/fabric.

The amount of fabric you order will arrive in one continuous length. Please note that the maximum continuous length you can order is 15 meters. Coated fabrics are delivered rolled around a cardboard tube, ensuring that the fabric stays neat during transport. In the order packing process, coated fabric rolls are handled as individual parcels.

Please note that fabrics are made-to-order products, which makes them non-returnable. So, please make sure to order the right fabric and length.


FAQ

About our fabrics

Our fabrics measure 145 to 150 cm wide. The length of pattern repeat is mentioned in the specifications of each fabric. Repeats are within +/– 3% of what is specified.


The tone of our fabrics may vary between different printing batches. There may be slight differences in the colour tone of the picture on the product page and the actual fabric.


Marimekko fabrics are printed using either a flatbed or rotary printing method. Printing large-print fabrics using the flatbed method leaves a repeat line at the edge of the pattern, and the prominence of this line depends on the fabric’s color and pattern. The repeat line is not a flaw but a feature of the printing technique that can also be used as an effect.


The majority of fabrics printed at the Marimekko printing facility in Herttoniemi have been granted the Öko-Tex Standard 100 certificate. This guarantees that the fabrics are free of any toxins. Our coated cottons are coated with phthalate-free PVC.


How much fabric do I need?

Measure twice and order once. It is always a good idea to plan your sewing carefully before ordering a fabric to make sure that you purchase the correct amount. When calculating your needed amount, be sure to take into account the excess required for hems and aligning the print.


For aligning the pattern, use the repeat measurement as a guide (it is included in the fabric specifications). Please also take potential shrinking into account (cotton, sateen, and batiste: 4%; linen: 6%).


BUYING FABRIC FOR A CUSHION COVER


1. Decide the size of the cushion you want to have.

Examples of common sizes are 40x40 cm and 50x50 cm.


If you are making a new cover for an old cushion, please measure your cushion.


2. How much fabric do I need?

A – If the cushion width is 50 cm or less:
Height + 10 cm for seam allowance = what you should order.


For example:
40x40 cm cushion – buy no less than 0.5 m of fabric (40 cm + 10 cm).


B – If the cushion is wider than 50 cm:
Width + height + 10 cm for seam allowance = what you should order.


For example:
70x70 cm cushion – buy no less than 1.5 m of fabric (70 cm + 70 cm + 10 cm).


NB The width of our fabrics is 145–150 cm.


BUYING FABRIC FOR A TABLECLOTH


1. Measure your table.

Measure the table and decide how much you want the fabric to hang over the edges (a drop length of approximately 25 cm per side is normally recommended).


2. How much fabric do you need?

Table length + drop length (total) + 15 cm for hemming = what you should order.


For example:
3 m long table – buy no less than 3.65 m of fabric (3 m + 25 cm + 25 cm + 15 cm).


NB The width of our fabrics is 145–150 cm.


BUYING FABRIC FOR CURTAINS


1. Decide the type of curtain you want and make your measurements.

A – Pelmet


B – Windowsill-length curtain


C – Floor-length curtain


2. Decide how you want to hang your curtain.

Clips or hooks
Amount of extra fabric needed for hemming: 25 cm.


Rod pocket
Amount of extra fabric needed for hemming: 30 cm.


3. How much fabric do you need per curtain?

Curtain length measured from the top of the curtain rod to the bottom of the curtain + 25/30 cm for hemming = what you should order.


For example:
250 cm long rod-pocket curtain – buy no less than 2.8 m of fabric (250 cm + 30 cm).


NB The width of our fabrics is 145–150 cm.