Fabric Bases Offered at Sweet N Charmed
We have variety of fabrics to offer in this group. Our custom designs will be printed on:
- 95%Cotton 5%Spandex Cotton Jersey Knit, 250 GSM.
o Many may know this as Cotton Lycra. Lycra is a brand name for Spandex, so because of that, we choose to use Spandex in the name of our fabric base. This base has excellent stretch and recovery. It does not have a great drape as it has more body than thinner cotton spandex jersey and will stick out a little while holding its shape. It works well for many garment types.
- 95%Cotton 5%Spandex French Terry Knit 240 GSM.
o Spandex French Terry also has great stretch, but the recovery is not nearly as good as the cotton spandex jersey. We would not recommend using French terry where excellent recovery is required. It is looped on one side, normally the opposite side of the print. We recommend using French terry for items where stable fabric is ideal such as pants, shorts, jackets, sweaters, etc.
- 95%Polyester 5%Spandex Knit 190GSM.
o Polyester Spandex Knit is our swim base. It has excellent stretch and recovery. It is treated with a 50 UPF. We recommend using a lining fabric when making a swim garment, but many have also used our swim material for workout and running clothes.
- 100% Polyester Minky, 200 GSM Single side (2 way stretch)
oOur minky is a single sided base with a 2 way stretch. This allows for the base to be used on any garment that requires two way stretch such as cardigans, jackets, joggers, or other looser fitting items that do not require significant recovery. It is also perfect for blankets. The back of the base is a little rougher than any other base we have so many opt to line it. Although I will add that it hasn’t caused any complaints from my picky toddler, so it may not be an issue for you.
- Cotton Sateen Woven, 200 gsm. 2-way stretch
oCotton Sateen Woven is the woven base we offer. This also has a small bit of 2-way stretch. It is smooth and has a little bit of a shine to it. This can be used for any product you would use a woven base for. If you want to ensure the stretch isn’t an issue, interfacing can always be used, but many of our sewists have had great success using this base for anything from purses and wallets to clothing and curtains.
- 90% Polyester 10% Spandex Double Brushed Poly, 220 gsm.
oPolyester Spandex is also known as Double Brushed Polyester. It is about the same same thickness as the cotton spandex jersey, warm, and slightly fuzzy as it is brushed on both sides. Again, this base as excellent 4-way stretch and recovery, although it does not allow the skin to breathe as well as a natural base such as cotton. It is very versatile and can be used for anything from socks and leggings, to tops and dresses.
- 100% Polyester Minky, 350 GSM Double side (4 way stretch)
this minky is double sided base with a 4 way stretch. This allows for the base to be used on any garment that requires 4 way stretch such as cardigans, jackets, joggers, or other looser fitting items that do not require significant recovery. It is also perfect for coats and robes. The back of the base is the same softness as the front, only not printed.
**The width of the fabric can vary between 56"- 66". Please expect that some of selvage or a few inches at the edge of the fabric may come imperfect or unusable. Any flaws found within the 6" inches of the selvage is expected but not the usual, No compensation is to be given for this.
***Please note that it is an industry standard to have a variance of 10-15% for the final products. This is in consideration of the color and the weight of the fabric.