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Bamboo Velour Fabric Quantity = number of yards.
70% bamboo viscose, 28% organically grown cotton, 2% poly. Imported.
Width 60" wide
Weight 280 gsm | 14 oz per yard
Is there anything softer than bamboo velour fabric? We doubt it! Bamboo velour is loved for cloth diapers and all sorts of clothing, as it is absorbant, breathable, and amazingly plush. Wonderful for dye projects. For instance, we have used it for wonderful hand-dyed scarves that you never want to take off. You may not know that bamboo velour starts as bamboo terry - the loops are trimmed and brushed to give the velour that soft hand. Creamy natural color.
Oeko-tex Standard 100. This is the highest Oeko-Tek international standard, meant for infant items that touch the skin, and certifies that the fibers used in this fabric are free of all known harmful substances.
Machine wash and dry.
Use a universal or ball point needle. Velour will stretch, so a walking foot is helpful. You could also stiffen with spray spray starch or basting glue before sewing.
Posted by Paula Mangum on 27th Jan 2014
Love this fabric. It is so soft and easy to work with. Yes it stretches a bit but I use it with 2 layers of bamboo heavy fleece and serge them all together. It makes for a very nice soft soaker.
Posted by milley beston on 20th Sep 2013
I use this is almost every diaper I make! The only diapers that do not get it are because of customers who require different fabrics by choice. I highly recommend this product! PS, don't buy it all up though because I will be needing more!
Posted by milley beston on 8th Sep 2013
I just love this fabric! I put it in most of every diaper I make ! The quality is totally outstanding! Which reminds me I need to order more!
Posted by Stony A. on 21st Jul 2013
This fabric stretches a little bit but it is super soft and fun to work with. Love it!
Posted by Lauri on 12th Mar 2013
When I read the reviews and description, I wasn't sure whether to order, as I am NOT an accomplished sewist of anything stretchy, knitted. WHen it arrived, I was immediately surprised with how lush it was. I have had bamboo velour pockets (blueberry) but this was even softer than that!
Then came the tracing/cutting/sewing...not so in love after that. It is quite stretchy, I don't know what a walking foot is ;) and I had to fight with this. Results: puckering and not my best work ever. Once I got to know the fabric a bit, I can offer this advice (for novices)...If you're using for soakers, I did a 3-layer soaker, so two of the layers are going with grainline, and the other is going against the grainline. Sandwiched them and then sewed into body of diaper...not perfect, but easier.
And Oh! The softness! I am envious of my son for having this against his bum, where I have plain old cotton knit ;) Also, the absorptive ability of this fabric is really impressive. I have a PL'ing 2-year old, and this fabric (whole body of BV, three layer soaker sewn in to a PUL shell) holds even the biggest oopses! I didn't think I would ever get to the point where I would recommend this to someone like me who doesn't sew knits well, but here I am. The plushness and softness outweigh any struggle with the fabric. I was able to get 7 trainer bodies and 21 soaker layers out of a yeard! What a deal!
Posted by Unknown on 21st Feb 2013
I love the way if feels so nice and soft. I haven't tested it out with a wet diaper yet, but I did not like sewing my diapers with it. For me it was very hard to work with.
I will be trying the bamboo fleece with my next order.
Posted by angelo d'augelli on 25th Sep 2012
love it. and DSS was kind enough to add extra fabric for free due to a small hole in the fabric :-)
Posted by Unknown on 20th Aug 2012
I am making baby wash cloths and a hooded towel. The fabric is very soft but only one sided and it does stretch a lot. A double layer is needed. I serged, turned, closed and topstitched the wash clothes. These are very nice. Might make some for the adults too. The bath towel is stretching under it's own weight. Nice but more difficult to work with larger pieces.
Posted by Laila on 21st Jun 2012
Very soft, absorbent for good price
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jun 2012
This fabric is SO SOFT!!!! Can't wait to make my diaper soakers with it on the top layer'