Double gauze sewing inspiration
Double gauze is having a moment! This gorgeous fabric used to be pretty hard to find and was usually only offered by Japanese companies like Kokka (Nani Iro’s stunning double gauze collections from Kokka are probably the most well-known). But at last Quilt Market, double gauze was everywhere! The biggest news was Cotton + Steel‘s double gauze collection, Bespoke (pre-sale on now; coming around 15 January), but we also spotted organic double gauze at Birch Fabrics (coming in the spring) and there are sure to be more companies joining the party.
Double gauze is made up of two lightweight layers of cotton sewn together every centimetre with a tiny stitch. We love it because it is super soft, light and floaty. It works well in quilts and swaddling blankets and is so lovely made up as dresses, tops, skirts and scarves for women and teeny tiny baby clothes and little girl dresses. If you want to know more about double gauze, the Cotton + Steel team put together a very educational and inspirational video.
I’ve also created a new pinboard called Double Gauze Sewing Inspiration! I included my Quilt Market snaps along side lovely tutorials from our blog and around the interwebs. Double gauze is a little more expensive than quilting cotton (Bespoke retails at £18 per metre) but it is really special. I hope you’ll enjoy sewing with it as much as I do!