Why is Everyone Talking About Double Gauze?

Posted by on 5/23/2016 to News
Why is Everyone Talking About Double Gauze?

As the weather warms up, it’s hard to not think of all the possibilities for light summer projects.  Double Gauze is all the rage right now and is the perfect fabric for bringing your warm weather project to life!

So what is double gauze and what can I make with it?

Double gauze is a light and airy fabric that has a loose weave, allowing for breathable comfort.  But the best thing about double gauze is that it is double layered (hence the name “double” gauze).  The double layer allows for the fabric to remain light, but gives the material some structure (with a beautiful drape!) and also prevents the fabric from being see-through.

Double gauze is a woven material, so it does not have any stretch to it.  It also has a nice matte finish, which prevents slipping on the sewing machine base.  Double gauze cotton is made of two layers of loosely woven cotton, stitched together every centimeter or so to keep the layers together, which you can see on the back side. These two gauzy layers together make for incredibly soft fabric, perfect for baby items, clothing, or quilts.

Project Ideas- Where Do I Begin?

The product we usually think of when we think about double gauze is a baby swaddle receiving blanket.  While this is a great project to work on (and you can find the pattern/tutorial below), there are so many more possibilities for double gauze than just baby blankets.  Imagine a pair of lounge pants that pick up the perfect poolside breeze, or an infinity scarf that you can wear year-round.  Bring on the blouses, dresses, quilts, pajamas, bathing suit cover ups- the possibilities really are endless.  Excited now?  Ready to get started?  Pick up some Double Gauze here and try out some of these free patterns for a wearable piece that will turn heads!

Top Row:

Crop Top by Camelot Fabrics

Double Gauze Quilted Blanket by Polkadot Chair

The Bohemian Babydoll Dress by Stitched Together

Bottom Row:

Embrace Infinity Scarf by Shannon Fabrics

Swaddle Blanket by Shannon Fabrics

Pom-Pom Cover Up by Camelot Fabrics

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