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Topic: Fabric Suggestion for Simple Things Pattern Cozy Cap  (Read 1620 times)
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« on: April 17, 2012 04:28:00 PM »

I really want to make this (http://simplethings.myshopify.com/products/cozy-cap) for my daughter but am scared to use fuzzy fabric as i know there is alot of stretch in it.
Does anyone have suggestions for other types of fabric to use. Someone told me I should just use cotton and interline it. What would you do....
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012 08:26:04 PM »

I found the fabric in the example. It's a type of minky fabric. I have no idea what minky is, aside from looking like a really supple faux fur. Here's a listing at Fabric.com.

Lined with a heavy flannel, that would be an awful nice hat Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012 10:07:12 PM »

oo thank you so much. you dont think this would be to hard to sew with?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012 09:31:28 AM »

I've never used it, but since it looks so supple, I imagine it would be easier to manage than faux fur. Furry fabrics require shaving your seam allowances and other murderously labour-intensive things, which is why I'm only ever used it to trim things (so far!). I think if you web-search "sewing with minky," you'll find lots of first-hand accounts of working with it Cheesy

Best of luck Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012 09:21:29 PM »

Minky is pretty easy to sew from my experience. Most fabrics that are very fuzzy or outright furry are quite forgiving since the texture hides little mistakes. More often than not it sheds like crazy when cut so watch out for that (and be prepared to find pieces of fluff for a long time).
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012 03:55:59 PM »

Minky is fairly easy to work with BUT it does (for me anyway) tendy to creep from being slickery and it also has just a bit of stretch so keeping it even with the opposing fabric can be a pain so pin well.
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