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Old 02-24-2010, 04:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all:
I'm new here, and realize that this may be a little bit of a novel question: I want to make hankies for my sweet granddaughter when she has a cold (she is new to daycare and is getting all kinds of sniffles!).

I've made them for my own boys when they were little, using flannel.
I'd like to try bamboo fabric now but I don't know whether to use jersey or some other blends.

I know they won't have to be as absorbent as diaper material, and likely not as thick, but since I will have to order the fabric from the internet, I don't get to actually feel the fabrics personally. I live in the 'boonies' in Canada and the stores nearest me don't carry bamboo yet.

I'd sure appreciate some thoughts and suggestions.
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I am moving this to crafts so you get better advice.

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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You might not need "bamboo" afterall. Not all bamboo is what is purports to be:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/cons...ts/alt160.shtm

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Do you have a serger? If you don't, making them with a knit is a little trickier if you want a pretty finished edge. If they don't have to be fancy, you could just cut squares of a nice french terry, baby terry, or velour. They'll absorb a little better, but still be thin. The knits won't ravel, and they'll be so soft. Nature's Fabrics has a good variety of bamboo fabrics, and provides information about the source of the fabric, too. The company is run by a wahm, and she's dedicated to providing natural, environmentally conscious fabrics. She also carries bamboo sheeting, but that might be a bit thick.
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