Fabrics

There are plenty of fabrics available to choose from for various types of product. Whilst I do like to keep a variety in stock, I’m always happy to try and source certain fabrics if you have something particular in mind – please get in touch via the custom order enquiry form.

If you have a preference for the colour of coordinating fabrics/trims/linings/backings to go with the main outer fabric, please let me know when ordering, as I am always happy to work with preferences as long as I know about them before I start making. Equally, if you are particularly keen on a certain pattern placement (e.g. identical colour stripes on each shoe in a pair; all components of a pattern repeat somewhere on an item), please tell me this at the point of ordering and I will endeavour to do my best within the limits of the fabric and the size of the item.

Woven cottons (prints and plains)

wovens collage

These are suitable for most products, including boots, slippers, nappies, nappy wraps, CSP, bags etc. My current in stock cotton fabrics can be found here. Unless otherwise stated, all of these fabrics are 100% woven cotton. If you don’t see something that you like in here, I’m happy to order others (except licensed fabrics – these usually have characters from TV/films/books/comics etc. because it’s against the law for me to sell items made from these fabrics). There are good selections of cottons at www.frumble.co.uk and www.rooftopfabrics.com as well as other sites.

Jersey cottons (prints and plains)

jersey collage

These are suitable for many products including baby boots, nappies, CSP, harem trousers etc. My current in stock cotton jersey fabrics can be found here. Unless otherwise stated, all of these fabrics are 95% cotton, 5% elastane. Jersey is a knit fabric which gives it stretch (as in, for example, t-shirts and babygros). If you don’t see something that you like in here, I’m happy to order others (except licensed fabrics – these usually have characters from TV/films/books/comics etc. because it’s against the law for me to sell items made from these fabrics). Knit fabric isn’t as widely available as woven cotton in the UK, so I mainly source it from custom groups, but if you are after a certain kind of design I will try to find something suitable.

Wrap scraps

wrap collage

These are suitable for most products, including boots, slippers, nappies, nappy wraps, bags etc. My current in stock wrap scraps can be found here. Please note that for some of these the pieces I have aren’t big enough for every order, so please get in touch to ask if I have the right size for what you’d like made. I usually buy wrap scraps that I like when I see them come up for sale, but if there is something that you particularly want, please ask and I can put an ‘ISO’ (in search of) out to try and find what you’re looking for.

Although I will try to keep this folder up to date, it is inevitable that I have bits of fabric coming and going all the time so there may be some bits that haven’t reached here yet or which have recently been used for an order and therefore I don’t have much left of them.

Velours (bamboo and cotton)

velour

These are suitable for CSP (topper fabric), washable wipes and inside nappies (hybrid fitted and all-in-two). They have a short pile and feel soft to touch. My current in stock velours can be found here. Please note that colours are displayed differently on different screens and devices. Please ask if you would like to see a picture of a plain colour next to a patterned fabric to see if they coordinate.

Plush

plush

Plush is also known as minky/minkee (but due to a UK trademark I must refer to these fabrics as plush). It is suitable for CSP (topper fabric), washable wipes and inside nappies (hybrid fitted and all-in-two). It has a short pile and feels fluffy to touch. My current in stock plush deisgns can be found here. Please note that colours are displayed differently on different screens and devices. Please ask if you would like to see a picture of a plain colour next to a patterned fabric to see if they coordinate.

PUL (polyester with laminate backing)

PUL collage

PUL has a laminate layer on the back, which makes it waterproof. My current in stock PUL designs can be found here.

It is suitable for making nappies, nappy wraps and boots which keep little feet dry in the sling or buggy in the rain (they’re not fully submersible like wellies as the seams aren’t sealed).

Fleece

fleece collage

These fabrics are all polar fleece – 100% polyester. These can be used for fleece soakers/longies as well as nappies, nappy wraps, boots and slippers. My current in stock fleeces can be found here. If you don’t see anything that you like in here, I can try to source other designs depending on availability.