Baby Soft ™ White Alova Suedecloth Fabric Quantity = number of yards.
100% polyester. Imported.
This suedecloth is a first quality fabric. It is discounted because it is difficult to import white fabric. Some yards may have dirt marks, most of the marks should wash out. If you are not able to pre-wash this fabric, consider getting a bit extra for your project in order to work around any marks.
Width 58/60" wide
Weight 175gsm | 10 oz per yard
Alova suedecloth is an ideal wicking layer for cloth diapers and is easy to sew. The front side of alova suedecloth is very soft with a short fuzzy nap, and the back is smooth. Suedecloth is a woven fabric, so it does not stretch. It has a soft and supple hand.
Suedecloth is used for the inside layer of cloth diapers, especially pocket diapers, when a stay-dry feeling is desired. This fabric pulls moisture away from the skin and into the absorbant layers. It can be used for the entire inside layer, or just to top a soaker. It has a major benefit for parents - solid waste (poop) just shakes or sprays right off. Suedecloth is also used for clothing and crafts.
Care Machine wash warm, tumble dry.
Sewing Do not prewash, does not shrink; Use regular or universal needle; Sew diapers with polyester thread to prevent wicking.
How do I test the wicking?
The main thing is that the wicking action doesn't happen by just sprinkling water on - it needs compression to work. Suedecloth needs to be pressed against the skin to wick. If you need to do a test, put something absorbent under the suedecloth, such as a towel or absorbent fabric, put the water on the fleece, and then press on the suedecloth.
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Posted by Grandma Pat on 18th Mar 2015
I used your alova suedecloth for the lining of newborn diapers for our granddaughter. Before sewing, I tested the wicking power with water. It beaded and ran off, but with all the good reviews on your site, I cut out and sewed 16 diapers anyway. I washed them 9 or 10 times before use, using hot water and no fabric softener. The first couple times I used 2 tsp. Rockin'Green Unscented baby diaper detergent; the other times just water until the last time through when I used the detergent again. I washed them because I'd read that washing can help get the fabric sizing, etc. out and can help with wicking. The diapers LEAK ... 5 outfit changes a day. The inner absorbant layer is Zorb, which works very well. The diapers fit perfectly, they just leak because the alova suedecloth doesn't wick. What can I do?
>>>DSS Note: Spoke with customer and the suedecloth is wicking properly with a bit of compression. We think her inserts (two layers of zorb) may be too stiff and stand away from the body. The diaper must fit snugly against the crotch with no gapping at the legs. This can be a particular problem with newborns.
Posted by ND on 16th Mar 2015
I made pocket diapers with the suede cloth inner liner. It allows liquid into the absorbent insert and also solid poops come right off. I haven't had any issues with stains. Good product and good price!
Posted by Unknown on 9th Mar 2015
I never buy my suede cloth from anyone else. A great price for a great product.
Posted by Elizabeth Becker on 8th Mar 2015
Been making my diapers lately with this stay dry and had no problems
Posted by Rachel Zupko on 27th Feb 2015
I usually love Suede Cloth fabrics. It is my preference for diapers. I have tried many other brands and love them. However, I do not love this. It is slightly rougher texture than other alova, which is not a big deal. It does wick moisture well and is easy to sew with. But that is where the positives end.
This fabric is a looped alova, which I can't find in the description anywhere, and did not realize until I sewed multiple diapers with it. Because it is looped, it acts like hook and loop fabric and is unacceptably sticky and unusable for hook and loop diapers, which is what I prefer. My hook tabs keep catching on this alova and it is really annoying. (Hook tabs don't catch on the other brands of alova.)
I compared the fabric I received to the hook and loop fabric on my other diapers' laundry tabs, and it looks and feels exactly like hook and loop fabric and nothing like Alova.
Also, because it is looped, it took three washes to get the poo out of it. My baby is exclusively breast fed, so poo is water soluble. I have never had this much trouble getting a diaper clean, as I have with this fabric. I finally had to manually clean the gussets of the diaper before my final wash, but that is just too much effort for every diaper change. Also, it stained badly after just one use. This fabric made my diapers unusable which is a lot of wasted time and materials.
I plan to use whats left of this fabric as laundry tabs for my hook and loop diapers and find a better brand of alova for a stay dry layer. If this were marketed as hook and loop fabric I think it would be awesome, but calling it alova is a stretch.
Posted by JULIE BURTON on 16th Feb 2015
This fabric is great to work with and makes very professional looking diapers. This company is wonderful, quick shipping and great products....thank you.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Feb 2015
this was good fabric. i am new sewing cloth diapers. this was part of my first purchase. it didn't have any mars or anything on it from it being discounted. the only reason why i'm giving it a 3 star is because i thought it would have been softer. i am not familiar with different fabrics, so i didn't really know what i was getting, but i just would have thought it to be softer. other than that, its great to work with and does the job.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2015
Maybe I got a bad batch, but this fabric repells and pills. Every single diaper I have made with this leaks terribly. Diapers I made using different lining fabric work fine. I have not used fabric softener of any kind for years, so I know it's not that. I didn't even wash the fabric before trying it. I did a compression test (where I pour water on the diaper and compress it... and the water just pools and runs off, never even makes it to the liner.)
I'm very upset because I sewed a LOT of diapers with this and each one is unusable. A waste of time and money. And the pilling is especially bad, it leaves little balls of fiber on my baby's bottom. Very unhappy.
>>>DSS NOTE: We wish we could reach out to you, but we don't have a name. Please contact customer service. We sell thousands of yards of suedecloth and most have not had these kinds of issues.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jan 2015
Seems to wick moisture well. Easy to sew. Can't review how it actually works in the diaper because they won't be used until June.
Posted by Gretta on 8th Jan 2015
This suedecloth is very easy to sew and not too stretchy
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