Mystery Fabric

by Archive from Blogger on May 29, 2009 · 4 comments

in Vintage Sewing


I’m about to show my utter lack of knowledge of fabrics.  I found this at a sale today.  Nice pink print on the front and on the back, almost like mole-skin.  I’m not sure what it is.  It’s very thick but pliable.  Any suggestions?  

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hatjunkie May 30, 2009 at 7:16 am

Interesting fabric. My guess is going to be an upholstery fabric, but it’s just a guess. I love this blog by the way.

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Rebekah May 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

Hello!
The right side of the fabric looks very close to being flannel. Do you think the back side feels more like fleece than mole-skin? I’m asking because this fabric could be fleece-backed flannel. Take a look at this large image of a swatch of flannel from fabric.com:

http://www.fabric.com/Webdata/Product/343e3d4b-268d-44a9-b32d-177ddad1ec64/Images/Large_SFR-001.jpg

Do you think it resembles yours a bit? I hope you will solve this mystery soon!

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fadedstitch May 31, 2009 at 8:43 am

yes, it could feel like very short pile fleece. the print side after closer inspection does resemble denim. I’m fascinated with this fabric and need to find something to make with it.

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BoPeep June 1, 2009 at 7:25 am

You described denim on the outside and a soft fleece on the inside.

I am thinking that it might have been intended for toddler’s clothes – my granddaughter has some overalls that have a nice soft lining, but a durable outer fabric.

And your fabric has a very childlike print. Just a guess.

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