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Sample Book Information

Please note these are only available for trade customers. If you wish to have a look at our books please contact us and we can find the nearest Stockist for you.

Thank you for your interest in our catalogues. We are a family business specializing in bridal fabrics since 1996. We offer a large and varied range of fabrics. We consider that our success is due to the fast, reliable and friendly service we provide. Much of our range is fomred by listening to what you tell us you need and if possible trying to provide that service or fabric. 

This page comes in many different languages, please click here to choose your language.

The range can be ordered in sections, so that you can choose which type of fabrics/accessories you want to offer:

  • 1. Brocades

Bodice and waistcoat designs of European and U.K origin. Colours available include ivory, pastels and darker colours. This section includes several new silk blend designs from Italy.

  • 2. Silks/Plains

Satins include Soft, DOuble Faced Poly/SIlk, Ac/Silk and Stretch Duchess Satins. Plains and shot in Satin Organza, Chiffon, Taffeta and Mikado. Also Dupion, Crepe Satin, Crepe, stretched and satin Organza, crushed Organza, Satin and Taffeta. We also offer cotton pile velvet (inc. White).

  • 3. European Embroideries/Sequinned/Crystalled

These embroideries come from Austria, France and Italy. They are on a variety of base fabrics including tulle, chiffon, organza, dupion and velvet. Some qualities are available with Swarovski crystals or sequins. Mostly they are finer more detailed designs than the ones from the Far East.

  • 4. Embroidered Beaded

​There are around 200 designs. Most designs are on Tulle, but also include Duchess Satin Organza and Georgette. Some Satin designs have beads and sequines and raised flowers. Most designs are put on to Ivory coloured base fabric, but many are now available in coloured grounds. The thread colours vary from pastels through to rich purples and wines and include metallic gold and silver yarns.

  • 5. Laces

Over 250 designs include French laces like Chantilly, through to heavier corded, guipure as well as beaded and sequinned types. Most designs are double bordered. Many designs are offered in ivory and some also  come in colours including white, champagne, dusky rose, wine, navy, chocolate, black, metallic silver and gold.

  • 6. Edgings & 7. Motifs

Easch section now has arond 350 designs. These sections offer a growing range of crystalled designs, and many with hand beading. Colours offered include Ivory, White, Black, Wine, Navy, Silver, Coral, Teal, Dusky Rose and Champagne. SOme designs match fabrics. Many designs are suitable for making belt pieces that are fashionable currently. 

Please Note: Cutting charges apply on these sections s follows: less than a full pack (13/14m, 12 pairs/pieces) add €0.49 per metre/pair/piece.

  • 8. Standard Basic Fabrics

This collection offers around 400 colour choices over a range of about 30 qualities. These qualities include:
Duchess Satin - 5 weights, including Stretch 
Crepe and Satin back Crepe 
Organza - 3 weights 
Chiffon - 2 types 
Taffeta - 4 types 
Acetate and Poly Satin 
Indian Silk Dupion 
Georgette - 2 types 
Satin back Shantung 
Soft Matt Satin 
Silky Satins 
Soft Poly Satin 

Please note: Cutting charges apply on this section as follows: under 5m +40%, between 5m and 10m +30%, 10m and over +10%. Full rolls (23m) and stock pieces of any size no cutting charge.

  • 8m. Mini Standard Basic Fabrics

We can do a mini version of the above standard book with just 8 qualities in.

  • 9. Dress Accessories

Our newest category, this book consists of about 900 colour photocopy images. It includes buckles, brooches, clasps and Pearl and crystal buttons. Some items are with Swarovski crystals. Most pieces use either pearls, crystals or both. No minimum quantity and many items are in stock.

Please click here for our Sample Books.

The samples in our standard books of basic fabrics mentioned in 8 & 8m consist of each colour being mounted on a detachable T card, with one colour from most pages provided as a 10 x 15cm feeler piece. The vast majority of other fabrics you get a cutting of the colours we run, along with a larger photocopy. 

We have no minimum order by value or length and we will always use the most economically viable way to send your order; however we always cut to the nearest 10cm. Short lengths of cheaper fabrics will be sent via letter post, while larger quantities and more expensive fabrics go via carrier on next day delivery. Full terms and conditions will be sent with your first order.

The books give you access to the products and services. We provide a newsletter to keep your books updated and provide other useful information. If you provide us with an email address you will receive it by e-mail, also included are colour images of the newest fabrics. You are aslo sent a new pricelist twice a year in January and July. All updates are provided free for the sections of the book you order, as long as you spend over £500 per year. The updates are sent with fabric orders.

Section 1-3

If two sections are ordered there is a discount, as they both can be put in one ring binder.

Sections 1-9 (excluding 8m)

If all these sections are ordered the price is discounted.

Imitation wine leather ring binder(s) included in prices. PLease ask for prices for destinations. VAT at 20% except EEC customers supplying VAT Number or sales outside of the EEC. The books are heavily subsidised in price so we ask for payment by the time of delivery.

You can find all of our Terms and Conditions here.

About Us

Michaels Bridal Fabrics is a two generation family owned and run business, currently with 8 family members involved day to day. The company was formed in 1996, originally offering cut lengths just on basic qualities, like satins, chiffons and satin back shantung. We moved the business out from our home in January 2000, then in October 2012 we moved again to our current unit, which is twice the size of our previous premises. Around 2001 we started to significantly expand our range of better quality specialist fabrics like laces (400+ designs), embroideries and beaded fabrics. Then in 2004 we started running edgings and motifs, of which we now offer nearly 1000 articles. We also stock a range of Preciosa crystals, and now also offer many specialist haberdashery articles, like elasticated button hole looping, horse hair braid, non slip elastic and various bonings. Many customers are now of the opinion that wehave one of the most comprehensive ranges of bridal fabrics, edgings, motifs and dress accessories available in the UK and pissbly even in Europe.

We aim to offer a fast, reliable and friendly service on our very broad and varied range of fabrics and trimmings, suitable for all bridal applicationsas well as mother of the bride, evening wear/prom dresses and ball gowns. Most articles are in stock and 90% of orders received before 2pm are sent the same day as ordering on a 24hr service (in the UK). We have no minimum order by length or value and we offer substantial discounts to customers who pay quickly. Most payment methods are accepted (debit/credit cards, BACS or cash into our account). We can invoice and accept payment in either Sterling. Euro's, US Dollars or Japanse Yen.

We currently supply our products to over 1200 customers a year in over 25 different countries and source fabrics from over 40 suppliers in 15 countries.

We are the UK agents for Interstiss are a French manufacturer of jacquards and brocades, as well as digital printing; they are based in Lyon.

We also have agents in quite a few countries throughout the world, for more information please click here. Michael and Barry also make several trips throughout the year to Europe and further, visiting customers by appointment. If you would like to enquire about a visit from us please email

Each year we also exhibit at many different trade shows including here in the UK at Harrogate Bridal Fair, and the Textile Forum in London, as well as in Europe and Australia. Please click here to view our upcoming tradeshows.

We are able to supply to members of public, for personal callers we offer an appointment service only or advise if there is a retail supplier near to them that have some of our sample books, so if you would like to see if there is a stockist near you please email us at

Click here to see our Student Enquiries Page.


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