Custom Printed Bases FAQ

 

Prices in CAD$ for our custom bases as of October 2020:

 Base Preorder (per m) in CAD$ Retail (per m) in CAD$

Jersey

French Terry

Bamboo French Terry

Bamboo Lycra

Double Stretch Minky

Cotton Sateen

Double Gauze

Canvas

Cotton Rib

$28

$29

$29

$28

$28

$25

$25

$25

$28

$30

$31

$31

$30

$30

$27

$27

$30

$30

 First time ordering? Not sure how they feel or which fabric bases are best? Here is a summary of the different bases our custom printed fabrics are offered in!

Jersey Knit
Weight: 240-250 GSM Jersey Knit 
Content: 95% Cotton 5%Spandex
Width: 150 cm
This is a medium weight fabric, with 4-way 70% stretch with recovery. This is our most versatile fabric as it is great for most sews all year long. Soft, smooth knit on both sides with medium drape. Suggested sews: Tops, Dresses, Hoodies, Leggings, All-season wear.

French Terry
Weight: 250-260 GSM French Terry Knit
Content: 95% Cotton 5%Spandex
Width: 150 cm
French Terry has 40-50% 4-way stretch and is characterized by its smooth one side (the right patterned side) and tiny loops and soft piles of yarn on the underside for extra warmth. Because of its thicker and structured nature, we recommend this for hoodies, sweatshirts and warmer garments that require structure and less drape.

Bamboo French Terry
Weight: 280 GSM Bamboo French Terry Knit
Content: 67% Bamboo 28% Cotton 5%Spandex
Width: 150 cm

This base is quickly becoming a favourite, and it's no question why! It is buttery soft, and an intermediate weight between jersey and French 
Terry, which are great choices for sews that require a bit of warmth coupled with drape. This base features 60% four-way stretch, a smooth, luxurious face, and a looped back. Great for hoodies, tops, dresses, leggings, cardigans.

Bamboo Lycra
Weight: 210-220 GSM Bamboo Lycra
Content: 95% Bamboo 5%Lycra
Width: 150 cm

A breathable, buttery soft and lighter weight base that drapes beautifully. This 70% four-way stretch knit coupled with comfort and durability is preferred for lighter weight garments like flowy tops, cardigans and nursing covers.

Double Stretch Minky
Weight: 300 GSM Stretch Double Minky 
Content: 95% Polyester 5% Spandex
Width: 150 cm

With 60/30% horizontal/ vertical 4 way stretch, this cuddly soft base is equivalent to your most cozy, fuzzy blanket! Hem the edges and you now have your perfect cuddly companion or venture out and sew bathrobes, rompers and hoodies. Polyester does not breath well, therefore we would not recommend baby pyjamas/sleepers due to babies' inability to regulate heat well.

Cotton Sateen (Woven)
Weight: 120-130 GSM Cotton Sateen 
Content: 100% Cotton
Width: 140 cm
A woven material made from 100% cotton (0% stretch) with a soft hand and subtle sheen. Popular uses are for both home decor and apparel.
Suggested sews: Dresses, Quilts, Table linens, Pillows and Curtains.

Double Gauze (Woven)
Weight: 120 GSM Double Gauze 
Content: 100% Cotton
Width: 145 cm
Made from 2 layers of muslin fused together, this is a soft, breathable and airy fabric with a slight loft. Due to the open weave structure, double gauze has just a little bit of give/mechanical stretch. Double gauze can be used for garment patterns designed for wovens such as chambray, lawn, linen, or voile. Suggested sews: Bibs,Swaddling Blankets, Cloth napkins, Tea towels, Dresses and blouses. 

Swim Knit
Weight: 200-220 GSM Swim
Content: 86% Polyester 14% Spandex UV+50
Width: 145 cm

As the name suggests, this 4-way 50-60% stretch knit is popularly used for rash guards and swimsuits. Provides UV50+ protection.

Canvas
Weight: 200-220GSM 
Content: 100% Cotton
Width: 145 cm 
Upholstery feel fabric with no stretch, great for purses, or home decor projects like placemats and rice packs. Not too thick, so home sewers are still able to use their normal sewing machine to sew with.

Bullet
Weight: 230-240 GSM 
Content: 100% Polyester
Width: 145 cm
A 4-way 30-40% stretch fabric knit fabric with a raised textured outside and a smooth inside. It is usually used for clothing that need a bit of structure but still drapes well- such as tops, dresses, skirts and pants. They are commonly used for knotted headbands and bows too as they hold their shape well. It is a nice medium weight, slightly thicker than a jersey knit.

Cotton Rib
Weight: 240 GSM 
Content: 95% cotton 5% spandex
Width: 150 cm

Beautiful, 240 GSM mid weight with a raised 4x2 rib texture. Drape and hand is similiar to a jersey knit. 50-60% 4-way stretch. Lovely for tops, dresses, rompers with added texture, or to add that extra detail to cuffs and waistbands.

 Boardshort Stretch Woven
Weight: 130 GSM 
Content: 92% Polyester 8% Spandex 

Width: 150 cm
Slightly brushed with a little ease and about 10% stretch to allow for movement. Lightweight and fast drying, great for swim shorts!

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November 2018 to current

We have been blessed to work out of a lovely little store tucked in Spruce Grove, AB.

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