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White Alova Suedecloth Fabric

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Baby Soft ™ White Alova Suedecloth Fabric  Quantity = number of yards.

100% polyester. Imported.

This suedecloth is a first quality fabric. It is difficult to import white fabric and some yards may have dirt marks, which 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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  1. The test of time is in its favor 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jun 2016

    I've been using this fabric to make pocket diapers and mama cloth for a few years now and have used them heavily. I like how cool and dry it helps me stay. Also, my daughter is very sensitive to being wet, so we used the stay dry fabrics a lot in her diapers. This one holds up the best. I like the DSS microfleece a lot too, but over the years, the suedecloth has held up better; no tearing, thinning, or pilling. The PUL in her diapers is actually being worn out faster! It is also better than the suedecloth I have found at local stores, both thinner and softer in texture. True, it is not as soft as the microfleece, but it is easier to work with and lasts much longer.

  2. Love this fabric 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th May 2016

    I've been using this fabric for 2 years now for the diapers I sell. It is very easy to work with and sew. It does leave a little lint if not dried in the dryer. But I've been very happy with this fabric.

  3. Doesn't wick 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2016

    Easy to cut and sew. I made over 30 newborn aio diapers. We only used them for a week because my son was so big. Pre washed 6x. Diapers leaked like crazy. We thought it was because he was so big. I had already prepared over 30 aio one size diapers for my son. I finished sewing together about 10. They all leaked like crazy. After trial and error, I cut the suedecloth out of my diapers, didn't add or change anything else, and they have worked perfectly ever since, with no leaks. I am disappointed because now my diapers do not have a stay dry layer, and just the bamboo terry is against his skin. This has not cause any problems for him, but it stains and looks really ugly.

  4. Not great 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th May 2016

    It does its job and it is a great stay-dry inner for diapers, but looks and feels cheap, and after a few washes has acquired a darkened, dingy look on every diaper it has been used in. It aso feels almost rough in comparison to how it felt when it arrived. My wash routine isn't rough on diapers- short prewash cold, main wash warm, no gimmicky detergents, no softeners at all. It pills like crazy. You'd be better off going with the microfleece DSS sells, as that will stay soft after many washes and is comparable as a stay-dry layer.

  5. Works great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Sep 2015

    Used on mama pads that are for a young woman who is incontinent at nite. At 18 she does not wish to wear a diaper or disposible briefs any longer. I make the 12 inch size for her with 5 layers of absorbent inner layers and the alova cover for her and it helps with her self confidence.

  6. not for me 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2015

    I've loved every fabric I've ever got from this website except for this one. I just don't like the way it feels on my hands. It doesn't seem to bother the baby's butt, but I just hate touching it. It is also a little cheap looking... I made an orange pocket diaper and you could see the color difference between the seam allowance and the pul behind the fabric.

  7. Best stay dry 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Apr 2015

    I really love to use this suedecloth for any kind of stay dry. It's easy to cut, to sew and last very long.

  8. Easy to work with 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Apr 2015

    This suedecloth is very easy to cut and sew, though it is a bit slippery when serging against PUL. Other than that I've had no issues working with it. It is a bit more rough than I thought it would be, but I haven't washed it yet so it still may soften up. It does stick to itself when you fold it with the right side facing itself as well. I haven't been able to test out the diapers I made yet as the little one doesn't come until June but I will update then!

  9. First-time Customer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2015

    This items cuts nicely and sews up very well. Have not used the diapers yet.

  10. No wicking -- diapers leak! 1 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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abric may be returned within 30 days of receipt. Returned fabric must be uncut, unwashed, clean and free of odors. Returns must be authorized and are subject to a 25% restocking fee unless there is a problem or flaw we overlooked. See the Returns policy page for more details.

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