Happy Thursday, friends! We've settled into our design routine here at Cotton + Steel and have been super busy coming up with fun designs for our future collections. One of the things we enjoy most, is checking out what people have been making with our existing groups. We've been particularly in love with the many creations we've found made with our first Double Gauze collection, Bespoke!
In today's post we'll be sharing some of our favorite projects and a few tips for sewing with our double gauze!
100% Cotton Double Gauze is a lightweight fabric woven from two layers of gauzy cotton, that has a very soft hand. This fabric is perfect for scarves, garments, baby garments and accessories, quilting and more.
When quilting or sewing with double gauze, we prefer to prewash the fabric in cold water and hang to dry or dry on a cool dryer setting. To stabilize the double gauze for quilting, use a spray starch or starch alternative to slightly stiffen the fabric before cutting.
When selecting clothing patterns for double gauze we find that styles with some drape and flow and a little ease work well. Structured patterns can work well too, but the inherent qualities of the double gauze will make them look more relaxed and casual.
When sewing a garment with a zipper or working on a neckline, be sure to staystitch your seam line before sewing the neckline seam or inserting the zipper. Staystitching will keep your seam line from stretching.
Double gauze works especially well for hand quilting with pearl cotton or sashiko thread and a crewel or sashiko needle. The looser weave of the fabric allows the needle and thicker thread to pass through easily. Using a wool batting for double gauze quilts will give your quilt a soft, fluffy, and cozy feel.
Would you like to learn more about our Double Gauze? Have look at our short video below!