Tartan talk with Locharron of Scotland.

Creating something different with Tartan. 

I had the pleasure of working with a metre of the gorgeous light weight tartan fabric from Locharron of Scotland. I normally sew with good aul poly cotton but this was an absolute treat to work with a fabric of such quality. 

With my metre of fabric I made my favourite items to sew, I made a smaller teddy and a 16″ cushion. I still even had some fabric left over from my metre. 

Pattern matching.

I got to have some practise at trying to match the pattern of the fabric, something I need more practise with but I think I did a good job. 

The fabric I used was the Fraser red weathered light weight tartan you can find it by clicking here 

When looking on the site to pick a fabric I loved the history that came with each piece. Each piece gave a story behind the history of that tartan and its origin. The one I picked is of Norman origin. 

As it is Christmas time I went with a little teddy that I will give to my nephew for Christmas, I love checks and tartan this time of year for a warm Christmas feel. 

I also made a simple cushion that I am going to use in the bedroom to add to the Christmas feel of the room. 

The fabric was a dream to use. It felt smooth, it didn’t fray at the seams like other heavier fabrics I had used. 

I only wish I had learned to make dresses as I would have loved to have used it to make a dress as I think it would be a stunning fabric to use for making a garment. 

Maybe next year when I attend dressmaking classes I might try my hand at using this for making a dress. 

Who are Locharron of Scotland?

Locharron of Scotland are the world leading manufacture of tartan. Established in 1892 they design, dye and tailor their textiles and tartans by a skilled group of craftsmen and women. 

They also have a range of accessories such as scarves, stoles and throws so if you are not handy with a sewing machine you can still get your tartan fix. 

Thank so much for reading, I hope you liked what I made from my metre, Also a huge thank you to Locharron of Scotland for sending me a metre to use as I wished. It rally was a pleasure using a quality fabric. 

Chat soon,


** This is not a sponsored post, however the fabric was kindly sent to me for review. All options and views are my own. 



  1. Amanda
    December 19, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Just love tartan at Christmas, I'm sure your nephew will love it.

  2. Catherine Carton
    December 19, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Aw thanks for reading Amanda x x So glad you liked it.

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