Sometimes it’s no easy task to choose the right fabric for a project: this one is not stretchy, that one doesn’t drape well, this one unravels too much, that one is too thin, wool scratches and pills, linen wrinkles, silk is too expensive, cotton shrinks, etc. Does this sound familiar? But it doesn’t drive me mad – it’s fun to choose something perfect for the job.
Most of the time I shop for suitable fabric in my closet, but from time to time I buy something completely irresistible or absolutely necessary (or so I think at that time). I really love all the fabrics I buy.
Today was one of those days when I got a parcel from fabric.com with some organic cotton fabric I am going to review on my blog right now.
The fabric didn’t come wrapped in shiny paper or frilly ribbons but was packed well: each piece had its own plastic bag with information about the fabric and all the bags were packed inside a carton box.
To my surprise, I got not only 5 pieces of organic cotton that I bought but also 3 other pieces one yard each as a thank you gift from the online store.
As soon as I unwrapped the fabric my imagination was ignited and I started to think what I can make from all these wonderful pieces.
Are they really nice? Do colors match the descriptions and images on the site? Was the price right?
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So, the first piece is Cloud 9 Organic Tinted Denim Heather Pink Fabric
This description is correct. I like the color, it’s not very common color for denim fabric. The price was $12.98 per yard – I consider it very reasonable price for certified 100% organic cotton denim. I plan to use this pattern for the fabric:
The fabric is lightweight, and it doesn’t stretch at all. The price was $13.48 per yard.
I adore prints with flowers and have quite a few pieces of printed silk fabric with all kind of blooms, but I never had organic prints until now. Those flowers last way longer than a typical bouquet. I want to use the fabric with this pattern:
It’s so soft and cozy, plus it’s cute and very stretchable. Yes, fabrics aren’t the most exciting thing in the world, but I love to collect them and to use them. The price was $12.57 per yard. I am going to make a nice pajamas from this fabric using self drafted patterns I described in one of my articles.
This fabric will be perfect for kids clothes like these for example.
Until now I didn’t know that fleece can be organic cotton (did you?) – I used to bolds and bolds of 100% polyester fleece in Joann stores. Maybe this fabric doesn’t look stylish but it’s perfect for really warm baby clothes. It’s a little bit thinner than polyester fleece. I don’t have grandchildren yet but I would use this fabric with these patterns:
I don’t know what I will make from this fabric yet. I bought it because of my curiosity – I wanted to know how organic cotton fleece looks like.
But even in Florida where I am some winter days are quite cool and we need to turn on the heating. So probably a hoodie will be my natural choice. This soft, fuzzy fabric is made for keeping you warm! The price was $10.98 per yard.
I suspect I’ll be buying more of organic cotton in the very near future especially that they have now so many new prints available: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/8420043/type/dlg/https://www.fabric.com/find?SearchText=organic+cotton+prints&page=2
I can’t say that organic cotton feels and looks different than regular cotton but all these fabrics are certified organic and this means a lot to me now. I am sure I made a great choice with these fabrics.
Below is a small video about these organic cotton fabrics I bought from fabric.com.
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