Fabric Bases

Wondering which fabric is best suited for a project? not sure which base to choose and why? Here you will find a quick overview of the bases we offer and their common uses (this will vary slightly with personal preference and pattern fits etc). If you would like a sample piece added to an order, please add them to you cart (for free) through this product listing.

Base Fabric ContentStretch Weight (gsm)Brief DescriptionUses
Cotton LycraCotton 95%,
Spandex 5%
4 way240Breathable fabric with good recovery and stretch Tshirts, hoodies, bands/cuffs, leggings, pants, structured dress, accessories (toques, booties)
French Terry CLCotton 95%, Spandex 5%4 way260Like cotton lycra jersey but slightly warmer due to heavier weight and loops on the inside, also slightly reduced stretch compared to CL. Hoodies, joggers, pants, jackets, accessories
Bamboo LycraBamboo 95%, Spandex 5%4 way220Light floaty breathable fabric with good stretch and drape. Dresses, tshirts, accessories (toques, neckwarmers)
SwimPolyester 86%,
Spandex 14%
4 way220Good stretch, great recovery and smooth/ slippery to touch. UV 50+ sun protection. Swimwear and occasionally athletic clothing.
Board ShortPolyester 100%None100Woven poly base with no stretch and matte water resistant finish. Board shorts or any woven project such as diaper/snack/wash bags, sun hats etc.
ScubaPolyester 95%,
Spandex 5%
2 way300Soft, smooth, almost spongey feeling, good recovery, more stable with some stretch Structured clothing like pencil skirt and dresses.
Double Brushed PolyesterPolyester 95%,
Spandex 5%
4 way200Brushed on both sides to feel soft. Thinner, with good drape, very stretchy with good recovery. Dress, tshirts, accessories (neckwarmer).

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