Baby Fabrics for Quilting Crib Quilts, Nursery Curtains, Clothes and Bedding
Baby fabrics take care of a lot of important jobs in the first few years of a little one's life from covering the infant's bottom to providing warmth and comfort via the bedding and homemade crib quilts. Our visitors should not be surprised to learn that cotton is the fabric of choice for all baby sewing projects.
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To stress the importance of fiber content, a child that suffers from skin problems such as eczema, fiber content is king and organic cotton rules when it comes to baby clothes and baby bedding fabric.
Limiting a child's exposure to any fabric other than 100% cotton may offer relief due to the breathable nature of the material. Most parents feel that natural fibers are always a better choice than synthetic fabrics.
Perspiration tends to aggravate a rash and synthetics simply do not wick moisture away from sensitive skin quickly enough to prevent it from doing so.
Baby Fabrics for Nursery Sewing Projects
Here's a list of hard to locate fabrics for quilting, drapery or theme bedding fabrics!
There are many articles offering recommendations that have been written by authorities on the subject and I don’t make any such claims.
Fleece fabrics are a favorite for sewing outfits and blankets for cool weather. The comfort that baby blankets made of organic cotton
extends beyond fall and winter. They are perfect to swaddle a baby for a snuggle when the temperatures drop on chilly spring nights as well. Read labels when buying ready-made items and fleece baby fabrics and prints because many are synthetic. If you see a cute fleece item at what seems to be a discounted price, check the label for polyester. I have used some synthetic fleece outer garments and enjoyed them, but I’m more particular about what might be in the items that are next to my baby’s skin.
Flannel is used for baby quilts, blankets and precious baby gowns alike. Flannel receiving blankets with cute pastel baby motifs have been gently wiping baby’s tears and mishaps for decades. There’s no need for a pattern for a flannel baby blanket, just cut a large square and hem it with a whip stitch. This is an easy, inexpensive project that makes a sweet little gift to tuck inside the gift basket. You can buy several yards of top quality baby flannel, stitch them up and have your baby gift personalized with baby’s name, monogrammed initials or date of birth and mom will be thrilled! Again, make certain that the fabric is 100% cotton or it will form ugly little knots or pills in the wash.
Other baby fabrics that have become popular are:
Chenille baby fabrics
- Washable Velvet
- Washable silks
It would be a mistake to make your selection based solely on how pretty the colors or pattern may be and always remember that the finished product must be sturdy enough for numerous trips through the laundry.