Fashion Fabrics Club is running a special promotion in honor of the 4th of July, offering free shipping and a sale on fabrics. So, what better time to stock up on some of this summer’s hottest prints and patterns in the patriotic color scheme of red, white and blue?

You don’t have to wear American flag-inspired designs, adorned with gaudy stars and stripes to show your patriotism – as they say, often times less is more. A simple, understated fabric with the red, white and blue color scheme is a subtle and understated way to signify your American pride fashionably, without stepping into the realm of tacky. Here are some great options for fabrics that subtly display nationalism and can be easily incorporated into a number of different fashionable designs and styles for this summer’s get-togethers.

Floral FabricFloral

This Tan/Red Floral Charmeuse is a lightweight, 100% polyester fabric with a pale tan, red, navy blue and white floral swirl print. Ideal for outdoor summer BBQs, this fabric would look great in flowing, feminine styles like sleeveless blouses, flirty dresses and circle skirts.

Plaid FabricPlaid

Plaid is easy to pair and a go-to pattern this summer, and gauze is a super breathable, lightweight fabric that feels almost weightless when worn – a perfect combination for those hot and sticky summer days. The White/Blue Plaid Gauze and Red/Blue Plaid Crinkled Gauze are both 100% cotton, lightweight, red, white and blue plaid fabrics that are ideal for summer blouses and dresses.

Abstract PrintsAbstract Prints

For a fun abstract print, the sporadic red and blue check of the Red/Navy Blue Sateen Shirting adds a youthful element to the typical red, white and blue scheme. Perfect for loose, summer blouses, this 100% cotton fabric can be used to construct a number of different fun, fashionable and patriotic designs.

Srtipes FabricStripes

Stripes have been an ever-prominent trending print for this summer, particularly in long, tight or flowing maxi dresses. For a version suitable for 4th of July festivities, use a fabric with a subtle nod to nationalism like the lightweight, 100% cotton Red Stripe Sateen, which has a white and navy blue uneven stripe print. The stripe will add a flattering element to the design and the red, white and blue pattern is so subtle that it could be worn anytime.

Slub T-ShirtSlub T-shirts

Slubbed fabrics are comprised of yarns with an uneven structure, causing a textured pattern of randomized stripes or streaks, resembling quick strokes of a painters fine brush and often running in the horizontal direction. These fabrics are often very soft, making them popular in the t-shirt and leisurewear categories. This lightweight polyester White Jersey Knit has teal blue, bright red and gold horizontal streaks, a very soft feel and a slight stretch, making it a perfect option for a super subtle display of patriotism in casualwear pieces like crew or V-neck t-shirts for men and women.

Seersucker FabricSeersucker

A nice seersucker blazer or pair of shorts in a red, white and blue pattern like the 100% cotton Red Plaid Seersucker fabric is perfect for a more dressed up outing, but still keeps the wearer cool and comfortable in a super breathable fabric.

July 03, 2014 — Shopify API