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 color and length in yards or number of repeats, and add it to your cart. Your cart will show you the final price and quantity of the fabric.

Check the product page of the fabric to see whether it is sold by the yard or by the repeat. Fabrics with large patterns are generally sold by the repeat, and those with small patterns are sold by the yard.

The amount of fabric you order will arrive in one continuous length. 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 cut-to-order products, which makes them non-returnable.


Fabric Samples

Please contact any Marimekko retail store for a sample of a fabric. Visit the store locator for store hours and contact info. The online shop is unable to provide fabric samples. 

About our fabrics

Our fabrics are 57 to 59 inches wide (including a selvage of 1-1.5 inches on each side). The length of pattern repeat is mentioned in the product page details of the 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 colour 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, which guarantees that the fabrics are free of toxins. Since 2008, our coated cottons have been coated with phthalate-free PVC.

How much fabric do you need? 

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

For aligning the pattern, use the repeat measurement (found in the product page details) as a guide. Please also take potential shrinking into account when planning your sewing (cotton, sateen, and batiste: 4%; linen: 6%).

Cusom Sewing Service

Marimekko offers a range of custom sewing services including curtains, tablecloths and pillows. For more information on the services available, visit our Sewing Menu.

For help calculating yardage visit the Fabric Guide.  For further assistance calculating yardage, please contact customer service at 1-888-308-9817 or