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).

Base Fabric ContentWidth in cmStretch Weight (gsm)Brief DescriptionUses
Cotton LycraCotton 95%,
Spandex 5%
160cm4 way250Breathable fabric with good recovery and stretch Tshirts, hoodies, bands/cuffs, leggings, pants, structured dress, accessories (toques, booties)
French Terry CLCotton 95%, Spandex 5%150cm4 way280Like 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%150cm4 way240Light floaty breathable fabric with good stretch and drape. Dresses, tshirts, accessories (toques, neckwarmers)
SwimPolyester 88%,
Spandex 12%
150cm4 way250Good stretch, great recovery and smooth to touch. UV 50+ sun protection. Swimwear and occasionally athletic clothing.
Board ShortPolyester 100%150cmNone110Woven 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.
YogaPolyester 88%,
Spandex 12%
160cm4 way260Great stretch, smooth to the touch. Water repelling qualities. Hoodies, Joggers, Leggings
Double Brushed PolyesterPolyester 95%,
Spandex 5%
160cm4 way220Brushed on both sides to feel soft. Thinner, with good drape, very stretchy with good recovery. Dress, tshirts, accessories (neckwarmer).
Stretch Minky (one sided)Polyester 88%,
Spandex 12%
160cm2 way250Plush softness on printed side, with lovely soft inside (you’d be fooled it wasn’t cotton) Hoodies, Joggers, really anything cozy such as blankets or pillows
Stretch WovenPolyester 90%
Spandex 10%
150cm4 way133Woven poly base with moderate stretch, matte finish, and amazing drape.Dress, Shorts, Boardshorts as it is light weight and would dry quickly.

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