Super soft and extremely comfortable. Our french terry is perfect for loungewear, tees, infant and children's wear, layette, cloth diapers, wipes and so much more. Creamy natural color. Very nice quality, takes dye beautifully.
Sold by the yard. Quantity = number of yards
Note: French terry is NOT a loop terry like bath toweling. The right side of the fabric is smooth. The back side has small loops that lay flush with the fabric surface, giving a textured appearance. You see this fabric in the apparel market used for sweatpants and sweatshirts, hoodies, and so on. It is becoming increasingly popular for cloth diapers as a trim yet absorbent fabric.
Machine wash and dry like a cotton fabric.
How do I sew bamboo french terry?
- Use a universal or ball point needle
- There is slight stretch, so a walking foot is helpful.
- Shrinkage is minimal so prewashing is generally not necessary.
Posted by Jessica on 21st Oct 2013
Soft, absorbent and easy to sew both by serging or turn and topstitch. I like this material for the two layer trifold inserts I make for my pocket diapers. This works great for my two year old and she can go for about 2 hours with just one insert.
Posted by Paula Mangum on 15th Oct 2013
I have used a couple different products for my diaper soakers, but I LOVE this. It is soft and not incredibly stretchy - just perfect. It is very thin, so makes a nice trim diaper soaker. I will be using this for my soaker in addition to the hemp french terry for heavy wetters.
Posted by Krista on 19th Sep 2013
This fabric makes the perfect re-usable baby wipes. I haven't started using mine yet, but I've used similar fabrics. With the textured side it works great with just water, and there's the smooth side to finish up. You just cut a bunch of squares in the size you want. You can add trim for looks, but it's quicker not to. As far as I know they don't fray.
Posted by Tricia on 19th Aug 2013
Great for inserts I used 5 layers for my heavy wetter. Still very trim.
Posted by Marge (Bahgah) on 13th Jun 2013
I've been sewing diapers for three grandbabies born in 8 months! Their mommies report that the absorbancy of these inserts is amazing.
Posted by Jana Ross on 30th Apr 2013
This fabric is very, very soft and easy to work with. I've already had to order a second larger batch of this fabric to use as inserts for the diapers. We are sewing our inserts in 2 layer flats and then folding them into thirds when we insert them into the diaper. This way they are not as thick and get cleaner in the wash and dry faster than if we had sewn them down into thicker narrow inserts. Hope that made sense.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Apr 2013
My daughter is a heavy wetter an this fabric works great.
Posted by Lauri Filar on 22nd Mar 2013
So, I had tried sewing with the Bamboo velour, which, though I love its plushness, had been really frustrating to sew with. I asked the wonderful folks as DSS which absorbent fabric would be still luxurious but easier to sew (read: less stretchy.). The answer was this. I got it and immediately asked my husband to test it against his skin to tell me which side he'd rather have against his butt (if he were my son, lol) and he was a big of the flat knit side! I used hemp/cotton fleece soaker layers with this as the inner and had minimal trouble sewing it, it has washed really softly even after line dry and these trainers hold a full accident!
More on my wish list right now!
Posted by Chunka Bum diapers on 31st Jan 2013
This fabric is so soft and so thin I thought there was no way it was really going to work for an insert for my pocket diapers, but just 4 layers of it was super trim and amazingly absorbent! And, if you make it just a 2 layer very long insert that you can fold over to make 4 layers total it dries pretty quickly!
Posted by Milley Beston on 24th Jun 2012
I love this fabric. It is easy to cut and sew with. The quality was way above what I had expected it to be. I will be buying much more of this product.