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 way250Breathable fabric with good recovery and stretch Tshirts, hoodies, bands/cuffs, leggings, pants, structured dress, accessories (toques, booties)
French Terry CLCotton 95%, Spandex 5%4 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%4 way240Light floaty breathable fabric with good stretch and drape. Dresses, tshirts, accessories (toques, neckwarmers)
SwimPolyester 88%,
Spandex 12%
4 way250Good stretch, great recovery and smooth to touch. UV 50+ sun protection. Swimwear and occasionally athletic clothing.
Board ShortPolyester 100%None110Woven 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%
4 way260Great stretch, smooth to the touch. Water repelling qualities. Hoodies, Joggers, Leggings
Double Brushed PolyesterPolyester 95%,
Spandex 5%
4 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%
2 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

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