If you are not sure about how to Choose Fabrics here is a little information about each type of Fabric and Wool Felt Blends.
In most of our Primitive Patterns we usually will work with 4 types of Fabrics. These are the 4 main fabrics we use but at times we will incorporate other fabrics or mediums.
Each of these types of fabrics have different weaves, blends, and purpose.
We have found that for our Primitive Patterns each of these types of fabrics work best for a certain purpose.
In our patterns we give you the list of fabrics that we have used to finish the item. This of course is just a suggestion, you are more than welcome to choose a different fabric to come up with a different look or feel. Play with it and have fun!
There are several Felt Blends available either in fabric shops or online. Here are the different types of Felts and what they are best used for.
Fiesta Felt - 100% Acrylic - This felt is found in most big stores that carry fabric and many small stores. It's the most common type of felt and is used in a lot of Kid's Crafts and many other types of crafting.
Wool Felt - Different Blends - This felt is sometimes a little more difficult to come by but can be found in some Fabric Stores and Online.
Xotic Felt - 100% Natural - Bamboo/Rayon Blend - This felt is soft and strong and made from sustainable natural fibers. Ideal for creative craft projects. Width is 40" and dry cleanable.
I recommend and use either the 20/80 or 35/65 Wool Felt blends. These tend to be a better quality felt to use when working with my Primitive Doll Patterns. Plus your handmade items tend to hold up a lot longer and can become one of those items that you hand down from generation to generation.
Here are some common Fabric Size Names and their corresponding Fabric Sizes.