We often get questions about what to sew with double gauze fabrics, so we've collected five of our favorite things to make with this stunning fabric. Enjoy!
Five DIY & Sewing Projects for Double Gauze
What is double gauze fabric?
But first of all, let's get into the nitty gritty of what exactly double gauze fabric is. Double gauze is a fabric usually made from cotton. These cotton fibers are loosely woven together, which gives it its distinct drape. The "double" in double gauze comes from the fact that fabric is actually two thin layers of fabric sewn together! This is why it is often described as "springy."
You can read more about double gauze fabrics here.
Five Sewing & DIY Projects for Double Gauze Fabrics
1. Baby Sleepers
With its unmatchable breathability and softness, double gauze is the perfect material for sewing up baby sleepers. The fabric offers the right amount of comfortability during the warmer months, but can also be layered during the winter.
We love to sew up these sleepes for the warmer months, or even make two-piece Japanese-style bay clothing called "jinbei" which look simply adorable!
Making a scarf from a piece of double gauze fabric may be a very simple project, but the results are absolutely beautiful. A gorgeous transitional piece, add a touch of elegance to your me-made wardrobe by making a double gauze scarf!
In order to make a scarf from a piece of fabric, we usually follow the below steps:
- Cut the fabric to your preferred length and width. We usually keep one of the selvedge edges of the fabric.
- Finish the raw edges with a straight stitch.
- To create a fringe effect, sew about one inch from the raw edge of the scarf with a straight stitch.
- Then cut about every stitch up to the stitching line and tease out the threads. Pull out the weft threads and leave the warp threads to create the fringe. TIP: Using a seam ripper will make this a lot quicker!
3. Baby Bibs and Clothing
Double gauze isn't just great for baby sleepers, it's also great for sewing up all manner of baby clothes! From bibs to dresses, and everything in between, we can't recommend this fabric enough for sewing baby clothing and other items.
There are plenty of patterns out there to make baby bibs and baby clothing, we like this bib pattern by Coral + Co that comes in four different sizes. We recommend our organic cotton double gauze and Mini Anpan by MUDDY WORKS printed double gauze for bibs!
Who doesn't love sewing up a soft and flowy blouse? Double gauze has the perfect drape and thickness for creating elegant-looking blouses and other lightweight tops.
5. Furoshiki Wraps
"Furoshiki" is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. They have been used in Japan for decorative wrapping and transporting items for centuries. We love to use our double gauze furoshiki wraps as reusable wrapping for gifts and for wrapping up our lunch boxes!
Making a furoshiki wrap is very simple, follow the steps below to make your own:
- Cut a 36" x 36" square of fabric. This will make a medium size furoshiki, but feel free to change the size of the cloth. Just make sure that the height and width measurements are equal in order to make a square.
- Finish the raw edges by serging, using a zigzag stitch, or creating a rolled hem.
- Press out the wrinkles of the fabric and you're finished!
Have fun sewing with double gauze fabrics!
We hope that after reading this article you are inspired to start sewing with double gauze fabrics! It may be an unfamiliar textile to many sewists, but we think you're missing out if you don't add this fabric to your sewing stash.
If you have any questions regarding how to sew with double gauze or anything else, please get in touch by using our contact form. We also recommend to read our article on double gauze for more detailed information on how to sew and how to care for the fabric.