Vintage Calico

Vintage Calico Fabrics

Niesz Vintage Fabric provides a nice history of calico in this recent blog post. I’d love to see a resurgence of calico — I wonder what a modern spin on the tiny print would look like. Here are a few more calicos for purchase or inspiration:

From Sew Repurposed

From Retro Revisited

Trim from Destash Depot


  1. Sam says:

    I have the originals! Guess I should get them out and see what I can do!

  2. Casey says:

    These pictures are causing flashbacks to my childhood–my mom made all kinds of clothes and toys from calicos like these! Thanks for posting!