Here are my most important facts & tips for sewing with double gauze fabric. This fabric has gotten more and more involved in discussions and you can find several beautiful sewing patterns designed for double gauze. Basically it’s an all round material when you are sewing for babies and looking for a hot weather fabric that allows the wearer to feel comfortable and cool in.
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I haven’t been sewing with double gauze for that long but I sure love the benefits of things made from it. Double gauze is mainly known for sewing swaddle blankets and burp cloths with but you can sew so much more than those things. I have rounded up some important facts & tips for sewing with double gauze fabric and have made a cute example of a baby dress.
The amazing double gauze fabric in this post was provided by Shannon Fabrics, a manufacturer for many materials including their awesome double gauze line called Embrace. Check out their currently 112 prints/colors. I am showcasing the colors amethyst and teal (<<====shopping links) from their Embrace line.
Facts & Tips For Sewing With Double Gauze Fabric
1. What is double gauze:
2. What is so great about double gauze:
3. What can be made with double gauze:
4. How to sew with double gauze:
5. Which patterns are great for double gauze?
Pretty much any pattern you would use regular woven fabric for. The pattern I used showcasing this itty bitty baby dress is my own, the Whimsy Couture Bow Twirl dress pattern. I super easy sew that only requires to know how to sew with elastic thread. The dress I made features a ruffle on the bottom which is not part of the pattern but it’s easy to do. Just cut the skirt length a bit shorter to accommodate the ruffle. Cut the ruffle twice as wide as the skirt part so I would have nice gathers. I cut mine to 2.5″ long which was plenty for a baby dress.
I hope these tips for sewing with double gauze will make you get started! Love the showcased Embrace double gauze fabric by Shannon Fabrics? Find a retailer near you!
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Hazel Adams says
It sounds like double gauze is a great fabric to use for dresses and aprons. These are really neat tips for sewing. I think that it is important to be able to have a fabric that fits your style.