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can fleece be cotton?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I bought a remnant from Joannes that was marked as cotton, but it feels/looks like fleece. I bought it to make a baby sleep sack to replace the polyester one we used with our first dd. I want all natural materials, you know?

Anyway, can it really be cotton? Does fleece come in cotton? Or does cotton come in something like fleece? Is there a way to verify its fiber content?

I'm a total newbie with fabrics . . . but there's no point making this thing if it's just as synthetic as the last one!
post #2 of 4
Yes, cotton fleece is what sweatshirts are generally made of.

Verifying fabric content is as simple as doing a burn test.
http://www.ditzyprints.com/dpburnchart.html

Also, for cotton fleece, 1 side will be fleecey while the other will have the knit stitches, like the outside of a t-shirt.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Uh-oh. I'm pretty sure my "cotton" just melted.

Thanks for the great reference chart, though--I'll have to keep it handy!
post #4 of 4
Eek, sorry 'bout that. Are you looking to make a heavy sleepsack or a lightweight one? If heavy, then I would say try to find sweatshirt fleece at JoAnns. If lightweight, their knit interlock is actually pretty good. Here's some printable coupons

The interlock says it's a cotton/ poly but most of them burn 100% cotton.
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