Girl Scout Fabrics

Decorative fabrics that focus on Girl Scouting. 

Riverdale Drapery Fabric Company - 1961

  • Designed by Irene K. Lewis

  • Heavy-duty 100% cotton

  • "... printed in nine glowing colors on a sand colored ground, and includes many symbols of Girl Scouting."

  • The fabric was sold:

    • on the bolt by the yard ($2.00 a yard)

    • draperies (45', 54", 63", 84" and 90")

    • cafe curtains, (36") 

    • bedspreads (single and full size).

  • Girl Scouts were encouraged to use the fabric to dress up meeting places, cabins, etc.

Mystery Fabric with 1980's World to Explore "Textiles and Fibers" badge and contemporary trefoil

  • 1961 - Riverdale Drapery Fabric Company 

  • 1995 - unknown fabric company

  • 2009 - Robert Kaufman Design

  • 2017 - Riley Blake Fabrics

  • 2017 - ARL, Inc through JOANN

In 1995 new leggings were offered for Brownies and Juniors. These fabrics were also available by the yard, along with uniform fabrics at retail fabric stores.


Robert Kaufman Fabrics: 2009-2010

  • Some prints came in cotton and cotton flannel

  • Some prints in the "Girl Scout" line didn't have any identifying GS marks

The two fabric swatches shown above (center & right) are modern reinterpretation of the Riverdale Drapery Fabric Company's 1961 fabric - the design is has been updated with different skin tones on the Girl Scouts. The fabric is a cotton blend instead of the heavy 1961 fabric. The background of the swatch on the right is more beige.

Riley Blake Designs; 2017, 2019

  • 23 Girl Scout related cotton fabric designs - 2017

  • "Color & Sew Pillowcase Kit" with GS design (with pens)

  • "Color & Sew Pillowcase" panel (no pens)

  • Fleece Blanket

  • 9 Girl Scout themed "Camp Life" fabric designs - 2019

  • 1 "Camp Life" panel


Color & Sew: Sold as a kit (above) with one pillowcase and pens and also sold by the panel, without pens

Riley Blake Designs Fleece Blanket

  • 48" x 60"

  • Made in China


Click to download the pdf. for the instructions for the Riley Blake Designs Camp Life Panel Quilt.

ARL, Inc HANDMADE by  JOANN - 2017

  • felt panels 

  • although not marked as Riley Blake, one set of font matches the Riley Blake font.

JOANN has been carrying Girl Scout-related fleece that is marked ARL, Inc. though it may be related to the

Riley Blake line.

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